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Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on May 28, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

As one would expect, the Fish Research Collection contains many adult and larval fish specimens. These are used by researchers worldwide.

The collection contains specimens from all around the world, but has large holdings of fishes from the deepsea and Indo-Pacific reefs as well as larval fishes, gobies and freshwater fishes from New South Wales.

Of particular importance are the fish type specimens. These are the specimens upon which the original scientific description of the relevant species was based. The Australian Museum fish type collection is one of the most important in the world, containing over 11,000 specimens, some of which date back well into the 1800s.

The majority of the collection has been fixed in 10% formaldehyde then transferred to 70% ethyl alcohol for long term storage. In recent years many frozen and alcohol-fixed tissues have been added to the collection for use in genetic studies.

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 167,867 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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 167,867 records in English (6 MB) - Update frequency: continually
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McGrouther M (2017): Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection. v1.1. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=am_ichthyology&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mark McGrouther
Collection Manager
Australian Museum 6 College Street 2010 Sydney New South Wales AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mark McGrouther
Collection Manager
Australian Museum 6 College Street 2010 Sydney New South Wales AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au/

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

The collection contains specimens from all around the world, but has large holdings of fishes from the deepsea and Indo-Pacific reefs as well as larval fishes, gobies and freshwater fishes from New South Wales.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-81.4, -179.9], North East [86, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Actinopterygii,  Elasmobranchii,  Holocephali

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1858-12-17 / 2016-10-08

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=am_ichthyology