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Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery
Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H.L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C.W.; Mooney, T.A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L.K.; Rice, A.N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M.J.G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. Scientific Data 10(1): 892.
In: Scientific Data. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 2052-4463; e-ISSN 2052-4463
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  • Looby, A.
  • Erbe, C.
  • Bravo, S.
  • Cox, K.
  • Davies, H.L.
  • Di Iorio, L.
  • Jézéquel, Y.
  • Juanes, F.
  • Martin, C.W.
  • Mooney, T.A.
  • Radford, C.
  • Reynolds, L.K.
  • Rice, A.N.
  • Riera, A.
  • Rountree, R.
  • Spriel, B.
  • Stanley, J.
  • Vela, S.
  • Parsons, M.J.G.

    A working group from the Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds effort collaborated with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) to create an inventory of species confirmed or expected to produce sound underwater. We used several existing inventories and additional literature searches to compile a dataset categorizing scientific knowledge of sonifery for 33,462 species and subspecies across marine mammals, other tetrapods, fishes, and invertebrates. We found 729 species documented as producing active and/or passive sounds under natural conditions, with another 21,911 species deemed likely to produce sounds based on evaluated taxonomic relationships. The dataset is available on both figshare and WoRMS where it can be regularly updated as new information becomes available. The data can also be integrated with other databases (e.g., SeaLifeBase, Global Biodiversity Information Facility) to advance future research on the distribution, evolution, ecology, management, and conservation of underwater soniferous species worldwide.

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