FBIP:SAEON: Historical Research Survey Database (1897-1949)

Latest version published by South African National Biodiversity Institute on Sep 22, 2017 South African National Biodiversity Institute
Publication date:
22 September 2017
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Biological records from the Historical Research Survey Database, 1897-1949; predominantly trawl survey data

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 39,385 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Currie, JC, Attwood, CG, Goschen, WS and Atkinson LJ. 2013. Historical Research Survey Database version 1.1 (SeaKeys-FBIP product). 2013. South African Environmental Observation Network, Egagasini Offshore Node. Cape Town.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is South African National Biodiversity Institute. 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: 570ceb60-ac58-4b98-9723-54000ee7b391.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Observation


Lara Atkinson
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Project lead
South African Environmental Observation Network, Egagasini Offshore Node
+27 214023489
Fhatani Ranwashe
  • User
Data Technician
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Private Bag X7, Kirstenbosch
7735 Claremont
Western Cape
+27 217998738
Fhatani Ranwashe

Geographic Coverage

Marine Southern Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-36.6, 12.4], North East [-22.2, 33.7]

Taxonomic Coverage

A wide variety of marine animal phyla, though mostly Chondrichthyans and Actinopterygians. Varying degrees of taxanomic resolution.

Class Chondrichthyans, Actinopterygians

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1897-01-01 / 1949-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 570ceb60-ac58-4b98-9723-54000ee7b391