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Presence Absence Database of Fish in the Conterminous United States

August 2, 2022

This USGS data release documents presence and absences of 271 fish species in the conterminous United States for 35,918 stream reaches of the National Hydrography Dataset Plus Version2.1 (NHDPlusV2.1). Sample dates for this dataset span 1990-2019. Fish samples were aligned to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), where each species record was assigned a Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN). The dataset is structured with records representing a stream reach (i.e. comid), sample description (i.e. source, date) and a series of 271 columns representing species where each species column is named as the TSN. Data can be visualized on the NHDPlusV2.1 after a tabular join using the field 'comid' or can be projected and visualized as point data using the latitude and longitude fields (using coordinate reference system NAD83) that represent the midpoint of the stream reach that they were associated with. Data are provided in comma separated value (CSV) format.

Publication Year 2022
Title Presence Absence Database of Fish in the Conterminous United States
DOI 10.5066/P9FZ6J6R
Authors Yu Hao, Jared Ross, Arthur R. Cooper, Dana M. Infante
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Science Analytics and Synthesis