Checklist of Animals in the South-Sothern Nigerian Coast

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21 July 2022
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This is a checklist of animals found in the south southern region of the Nigerian Coastal Environments.

Data Records

The data in this checklist resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 213 records.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Onuminya T, Ogundipe O (2022): Checklist of Animals in the South-Sothern Nigerian Coast. v1.1. University of Lagos. Dataset/Checklist.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: be250544-88a3-4a29-951f-2f161c01b693.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Checklist; Insects; Reptiles; Fishes; Macrobenthos; Mammals; Crustaceans; Birds; Inventoryregional


Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • Publisher
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
  • Principal Investigator
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Victor Oroleke
  • Processor
Technical Assistant
University of Lagos
Department of Botany
23401 Akoka

Geographic Coverage

The record covers Delta, Edo, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom States within the south southern region of Nigeria.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.325, 5.054], North East [6.359, 9.042]

Taxonomic Coverage

The data comprises of Arthropods, Molluscs, Cnidarians, Rotifers and Chordates found in south-south Nigerian Coast.

Phylum Arthropoda, Chordata, Cnidaria
Class AVES, Insecta, Arachnida, Actinopterygii, Sarcopterygii, Hexanauplia, Hydrozoa, Eurotatoria, Malacostraca, Branchiopoda
Subclass Gastropoda

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-03-01 / 2017-03-01

Project Data

Mobilization of Nigerian Coastal Biodiversity Data for Publication to GBIF

Title Implementation of the Biodiversity Information and data System for Coastal Ecosystems in Nigeria - BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Identifier BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Funding GBIF-BID Grant
Study Area Description Nigerian Coastal Environments

The personnel involved in the project:

Bibliographic Citations

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Alternative Identifiers be250544-88a3-4a29-951f-2f161c01b693