Data from: Biodiversity inventories and conservation of the marine fishes of Bootless Bay, Papua New Guinea

Joshua A. Drew, Charlene L. Buxman, Darcae D. Holmes, Joanna L. Mandecki, Augustine J. Mungkaje, Amber C. Richardson & Mark W. Westneat
BACKGROUND: The effective management and conservation of biodiversity is predicated on clearly defined conservation targets. Species number is frequently used as a metric for conservation prioritization and monitoring changes in ecosystem health. We conducted a series of synoptic surveys focusing on the fishes of the Bootless Bay region of Papua New Guinea to generate a checklist of fishes of the region. Bootless Bay lies directly south of Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea,...

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  • Field Museum of Natural History
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  • Chicago Public Schools
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  • University of Papua New Guinea
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