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Global biogeographical data bases on marine fishes: caveat emptor
Robertson, D.R. (2008). Global biogeographical data bases on marine fishes: caveat emptor. Diversity Distrib. 14(6): 891–892.
In: Diversity and Distributions. Blackwell: Oxford. ISSN 1366-9516, more
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    Marine fish; Marine
Author keywords
    Global data bases; Erroneous GIS data; Faulty biogeographical analyses

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  • Robertson, D.R.

    A review of georeferenced collection-site records for Caribbean shore-fishes served by major online distributors of aggregated biodiversity data found large-scale errors in over a third of the species and genera, in nearly two-thirds of the families. To avoid compromising the value of their services to the global science community online providers must actively address the question of data quality.

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