Fijian spring snail records at The University of the South Pacific

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12 December 2022
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This dataset describes the type spring snail specimens of the genus Fluviopupa that were described from the Fiji islands by Susan Zielske and Martin Hasse. The specimens are housed at the Aquatic Collection of The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.

Data Records

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Rashni B, Haase M (2022): Fijian spring snails records at The University of the South Pacific. v1.0. The University of the South Pacific. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=fj_springsnails&v=1.0


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d62b602d-c1d3-488e-8f4a-36857871e55f.  The University of the South Pacific publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Fluviopupa; Fiji; Occurrence; Specimen


Bindiya Rashni
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Regional Coordinator Oceania
Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network
Martin Hasse
  • Metadata Provider
Research Group Leader, AG Vogelwarte (Zoologisches Institut und Museum)
Universität Greifswald
Kelly Brown
  • Curator
The University of the South Pacific

Geographic Coverage

This dataset covers the Fiji Islands.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-19.311, -179.121], North East [-15.623, 176.66]

Taxonomic Coverage

The records are restricted to the genus Fluviopupa (Gastropoda: Littorinimorpha: Tateidae).

Genus Fluviopupa

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-06-01 / 2012-06-30

Project Data

Freshwater biodiversity data is under reported for the Oceanic islands due to lack of trained resident specialists, misreported dataset and or unpublished dataset mostly limited to grey literature. This can be improved by training freshwater project related representatives from targeted Oceania countries for collation and updating of the existing data on GBIF database. The proposed project aims to directly engage the pool of freshwater experts in the Melanesian region to build capacity on regional freshwater biota data updating and mobilization. This will then contribute to inland wetland policy strengthening, national level ramsar commitments, National Biodiversity Strategic Assessment and Planning (NBSAP), Endangered and Protected Species (EPS) ACT Bill, Environment Management Act in Fiji for example, and eventually near future freshwater species and ecosystem Red Listing Assessments. The targeted countries are Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

Title Addressing Oceania’s freshwater biodiversity data deficiency by mobilizing Melanesian datasets
Identifier BID-PA2020-010-REG
Funding European Union. GBIF.

The personnel involved in the project:

Kelly Brown

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d62b602d-c1d3-488e-8f4a-36857871e55f