Institute of Marine Affairs Species Checklist

Versão mais recente published by Test Organization #1 on mai 13, 2022 Test Organization #1
Publication date:
13 de maio de 2022
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Dados como um arquivo DwC-A download 431 registros em English (22 KB) - Frequência de atualização: quando necessário
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The Institute of Marine Affairs Species Checklist Data is derived from its historical manuscripts which examined species distribution in Trinidad & Tobago during the years 1985-2007.

Registros de Dados

Os dados deste recurso de checklist foram publicados como um Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), que é o formato padronizado para compartilhamento de dados de biodiversidade como um conjunto de uma ou mais tabelas de dados. A tabela de dados do núcleo contém 431 registros.

Também existem 1 tabelas de dados de extensão. Um registro de extensão fornece informações adicionais sobre um registro do núcleo. O número de registros em cada tabela de dados de extensão é ilustrado abaixo.

Taxon (core)

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


A tabela abaixo mostra apenas versões de recursos que são publicamente acessíveis.

Como citar

Pesquisadores deveriam citar esta obra da seguinte maneira:

Institute of Marine Affairs Species Checklist. v1.0. Dataset/Checklist.


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O editor e o detentor dos direitos deste trabalho é Test Organization #1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

Este recurso foi registrado no GBIF e atribuído ao seguinte GBIF UUID: f617cd83-fac3-43e7-8818-e5b4e3568d05.  Test Organization #1 publica este recurso, e está registrado no GBIF como um publicador de dados aprovado por GBIF Secretariat.


Checklist; Derivedfromoccurrence; Corals; Macroalgae; Sponges; Demospongiae; Anthozoa; Trinidad; Tobago; Trinidad and Tobago


Paul Nelson
  • Publicador
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Data Officer
Institute of Marine Affairs
Hilltop Lane
Cherisse Persad
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
Associate Professional
Institute of Marine Affairs
Hilltop Lane

Cobertura Geográfica

The waters surrounding the Caribbean Islands where biodiversity information was collected by members of the Institute of Marine Affairs.

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [9,189, -84,99], Norte Leste [25,562, -55,195]

Cobertura Taxonômica

This datasets consists of biodiversity data derived from six different scientific manuscripts produced by Researchers at the Institute of Marine Affairs. The research projects associated with these manuscripts covered a wide array of marine species including, but not limited to, Sponges of Class Demospongiae from Trinidad and Tobago; Octocorals from Trinidad and Tobago; and ahermatypic shallow-water corals of Trinidad. There is also marine biodiversity data derived from ecological surveys done around the reefs of Tobago.

Class Demospongiae (Sponges), Anthozoa, Ulvophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Florideophyceae, Compsopogonophyceae, Hydrozoa, Hexanauplia, Polychaeta, Malacostraca, Gastropoda, Crinoidea, Ophiuroidea, Echinoidea, Actinopterygii

Cobertura Temporal

Data Inicial / Data final 1978-01-01 / 2006-12-31

Dados Sobre o Projeto

This data is a part of the Institute of Marine Affairs' (IMA's) aim of developing a centralised Marine Biodiversity Hub (MBH) for the purpose of (1) effective dissemination of data on the state of marine ecosystems in T&T to research partners, civil society, decision- makers and the international community, and (2) building capacity for more integrative research collaborations and creating sustainable partnerships through data sharing for research, management and conservation.

Título Marine Biodiversity Hub
Identificador BID-CA2020-004-INS
Financiamento The IMA has received an Institution-level biodiversity data mobilization grant from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility's (GBIF's) Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) programme- funded by the European Union- to develop a centralised Marine Biodiversity Hub (MBH).
Descrição da Área de Estudo The study area of research at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) is mainly focused in the waters of the Trinidad and Tobago Economic Exclusion Zone (TT EEZ) with some past projects covering marine species in Venezuela, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Marine biodiversity data has been collected by the IMA since 1978 and the volume of data collected continues to grow each year. The studies done cover a wide array of taxonomic coverage including but not limited to corals, fish, sponges, macroalgae and polychaetes.
Descrição do Design As the primary government agency focused on researching and monitoring marine biodiversity over the last 40 years, the IMA holds the largest repository of marine biodiversity data in the country. The data that is available is in a myriad of forms and not centralised or searchable. As a result, it is not readily accessible to IMA researchers, government agencies, academia, or the public. This limits research activities, informing of policy, and civil society activities undertaken to reduce the negative impacts of human activities on marine biodiversity. This project aims to do the following: (1) resolve the absence of a standard protocol for responsible data management (2) improve the efficiency of data management and dissemination e.g. national assessments (such as State of the Marine Environment reports), regional assessments (such as the Cartagena Convention’s State of the Convention Area Report) and international reporting (such as for the Sustainable Development Goals and United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity targets), (3) encourage integrative research to support government policy and decision making, (4) improve the accessibility of data to the general public (TTBIS/ GBIF). The marine data mobilized through GBIF will fill important knowledge gaps on the biodiversity of marine life, and highlight the many marine ecosystems present in T&T. The data will add to regional and global assessments of marine biodiversity. This should assist with bringing international awareness on the state of marine biodiversity in T&T, and lead to potential conservation and research projects. The data sources for the MBH will include literature citations for scientific reports which discuss marine biodiversity but no longer have the raw data available for them as well as ongoing monitoring data from institutional projects such as coral reef health monitoring. Dependent on the metadata available, the scientific reports will be categorized into checklist, occurrence and event sheets. Past available biodiversity data at the Institute has been digitized and are undergoing the standardization process to adhere to the Darwin Core principles.

O pessoal envolvido no projeto:

Alana Jute
  • Ponto De Contato

Métodos de Amostragem

This data was derived using past scientific reports published by the Institute of Marine Affairs through its relevant researchers. The data was collected by the researchers by way of ecological surveys through snorkel and S.C.U.B.A.

Área de Estudo The study area for this data was focused on the waters in the Trinidad and Tobago Economic Exclusion Zone (TT EEZ).
Controle de Qualidade The derived biodiversity data was cross checked using the Global Biodiversity Information Facility's Species Name Matching Tool to ensure that the scientific names used were the globally accepted names.

Descrição dos passos do método:

  1. The checklist data was derived from past scientific reports published by the Institute's researchers. The marine biodiversity data was derived from the manuscripts and then cross-checked using the Global Biodiversity Information Facility's Species Name Matching Tool to ensure that the scientific names used were up-to-date.

Metadados Adicionais

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