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National Inventory of the Natural Heritage: Seahorse and pipefish observations in the French metropolitan area: Program Hippo-ATLAS [Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel: Observations d'hippocampes et syngnathes de France métropolitaine: Programme Hippo-ATLAS]
SPN - Service du Patrimoine naturel, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris: Inventaire National du Patrimoine Naturel : Observations d'hippocampes et syngnathes de France métropolitaine: Programme Hippo-ATLAS, 2013-06-20. Accessed via on yyyy-mm-dd
Contact: Vest, Frédéric

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The goal of the Hippo-ATLAS is to collect observation data on species of seahorse and pipefish along the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean. This project aims to determine their distribution, to create a photographic database to study and illustrate their variability, and to collect data about their habitat to better understand their lifestyle and their vulnerability. The observation data are collected by divers, fishermen and amateur naturalists. An input tool is available online on the website of Peau-Bleue Association. On 01/01/2011, the database contained about 220 records. This is supplemented annually. In addition to the essential data (species, location, date, observer), the following information can be documented for every observation: gender, size, color, depth, substrate.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Color photography, Geographical distribution, Habitat, ANE, France, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, France, Syngnathidae Bonaparte, 1831, Syngnathinae Bonaparte, 1831

Geographical coverage
ANE, France [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -4,6409; MinLat: 41,4842 - MaxLong: 9,5149; MaxLat: 50,7627 [WGS84]
MED, France [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Syngnathidae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]
Syngnathinae Bonaparte, 1831 [WoRMS]

Animal sightings

National Natural History Museum Paris; Service du Patrimoine naturel (SPN)data creator
Vest, Frédéric
Association Peau Bleuedata creator
Louisy, Patrick

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2014-02-25
Information last updated: 2022-07-19
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