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Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection

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

The Marine Invertebrates collection encompasses invertebrates with the exception of insects and spiders. It includes crabs, sea spiders, lobsters, isopods, sponges, corals, worms, molluscs, echinoderms, protozoans and some non-vertebrate chordates.

Each species has been linked to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS Data source from ALA (

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 236,648 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.


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 236,648 records in English (8 MB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


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


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


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Jo Jo Taylor
Collection Manager
Museums Victoria 11 Nicholson Street Melbourne Victoria AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jo Jo Taylor
Collection Manager
Museums Victoria 11 Nicholson Street Melbourne Victoria 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

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Waters around Australia and many specimens from North America, Europe and Antarctic sites

Bounding Coordinates South West [-77.242, -179.95], North East [80.609, 179.37]

Taxonomic Coverage

Crustacea, Echinoderms, Molluscs, Polychaetes and Protistans.

Class  Crustacea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1673-05-20 / 2016-03-07

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers