AUM Fish Collection

Latest version published by Auburn University Museum on Jun 20, 2019 Auburn University Museum

The Fish Collection at the Auburn University Museum of Natural History has fishes from all over the world. The collection has particularly large holdings of fishes from the Southeastern US and South America. Approximately 750,000 preserved specimens in more than 72,000 lots are cataloged in the collection.

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 71,716 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    71716
  • ResourceRelationship 
    66983

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Auburn University Museum of Natural History Fishes Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d499aef2-b1d9-4890-aeb3-5f0d1237b513.  Auburn University Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

David Werneke
Collections Manager
Auburn University Museum of Natural History 101 Rouse LIfe Sciences 36849 Auburn University AL US
http://aumnh.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

David Werneke
Collections Manager
Auburn University Museum of Natural History 101 Rouse LIfe Sciences 36849 Auburn University AL US
http://aumnh.org

Who filled in the metadata:

David Werneke
Collections Manager
Auburn University Museum of Natural History 101 Rouse LIfe Sciences 36849 Auburn University AL US
http://aumnh.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Curator
Jonathon Armbruster
Curator of Fishes
Auburn University Museum of Natural History 331 Funchess Hall 36849 Auburn University AL US +01 334-844-9261
http://aumnh.org

Geographic Coverage

Particularly strong are collections from all over Alabama and Georgia. Also included are specimens of most fish species of the United States and a significant collection of marine fishes from the Gulf of Mexico. The fish collection also includes a strong Neotropical fish collection from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. There are also significant collections from Africa and Southeast Asia.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

All ichthyological specimens are identified to family, genus and/or species.

Class  Myxini,  Petromyzonti,  Cladistii,  Elasmobranchii,  Holocephali,  Actinopterygii,  Sarcopterygii

Collection Data

Collection Name AUM Fish Collection
Collection Identifier AUM-F
Parent Collection Identifier Auburn University Museum of Natural History
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Between 60,000 and 70,000 Lots

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d499aef2-b1d9-4890-aeb3-5f0d1237b513
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=aum_fish