Zooplanktons, Macrobenthos and Animals of South Western Region of the Nigerian Coastal Environments

Version 1.3 published by University of Lagos on Oct 15, 2022 University of Lagos
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15 October 2022
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This is a compilation of animals found in the south western region of the Nigerian Coastal Environments.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence 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 1,677 records.

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How to cite

Please be aware, this is an old version of the dataset.  Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Onuminya T, Ogundipe O (2022): Zooplanktons, Macrobenthos and Animals of South Western Region of the Nigerian Coastal Environments. v1.3. University of Lagos. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=swanimals&v=1.3


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Lagos. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 47f75ea9-ad74-47ab-919a-b8c8d4f1fce3.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Occurrence; Zooplanktons; Reptiles; Fishes; Macrobenthos; Mammals; Crustaceans; Birds; Observation


Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • 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
23401 AKOKA

Geographic Coverage

The record covers south western states of Nigeria.

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.359, 2.714], North East [8.429, 5.669]

Taxonomic Coverage

The data comprises of members of the Kingdom Protozoa, Animalia (including Molluscs, Reptiles, Pisces, Aves, Mammals, Rotifers, Cnidarians) and Chromista.

Phylum Arthropoda, Chordata, Cnidaria, Rotifera, Ctenophora, Ciliophora, Amoebozoa
Class AVES

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1958-01-06 / 2018-09-30

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

The personnel involved in the project:

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Ajibare, A.O | Olawusi-Peters, O.O | Bello-Olusoji, O.A. (2019). Plankton Dynamics as Pollution Indicator in the Coastal Waters of Ondo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. 5(1): 22-31.
  2. Akinwunmi et al.
  3. Balogun, K.J | Ajani, E.K (2021). Assessment of Zooplankton community in an anthropogenic-disturbance coastal creek, southwest Nigeria. Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science 6(2): 160-169.
  4. Doore, MPO. 2022. Biodiversity of Lagos State.
  5. Emmanuel, B.E | Onyema, I.C. (2007). The Plankton and Fishes of a Tropical Creek in South-Western Nigeria. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 7: 105-113.
  6. Emmanuel, B.E | Ogunwenmo, C.A (2010). The Macrobenthos and the Fishes of a Tropical Estuarine Creek in Lagos, South-Western Nigeria. Reports and Opinon, 2(1).
  7. Olawusi-Peters, O.O | Ajibare, A.O. (2014). Species richness, diversity and abundance of some Decapod Crustaceans in coastal waters of Ondo State, South West, Nigeria. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies, 1 (5): 44-53
  8. Onyema, I.C | Ojo, A.A (2008). The Zooplankton and Phytoplankton biomass in a tropical creek, in relation to water quality indices, Life Science Journal, 5(4): 75-82.
  9. Onyema,I.C | Nwabuzor, E.J | Igwe, C.O. (2014). The water Quality Phytoplankton and Zooplankton of the Lower Ogun River Lagos. International Journal of Life Sciences, 3(2): 16-25.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 47f75ea9-ad74-47ab-919a-b8c8d4f1fce3