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NCSM Fishes Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jul 26, 2016 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Fishes Collection contains approximately 1.3 million specimens (110,000+ lots). It is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States and currently meets the criteria of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists for recognition as a National Center Ichthyological Collection. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 75% North Carolina material, although 48 states, 42 countries, and more than 1948 species are represented. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke, North Carolina State, Stockton State, and Western Carolina universities, Mars Hill College, and the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, cleared and stained material, skeletons, tissues for molecular analyses, and all supporting legacy data.

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Fishes Collection

Rights

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2a79f202-3f3a-4d54-88fa-09aa8de1ac73.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Gabriela Hogue
Collections Manager of Fishes
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-8868

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
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Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

The fishes collection covers more than 40 countries across the globe

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Petromyzontida,  Chondrichthyes,  Sarcopterygii,  Myxini,  Actinopterygii
Order  Acipenseriformes,  Albuliformes,  Amiiformes,  Anguilliformes,  Aphredoderiformes,  Ateleopodiformes,  Atheriniformes,  Aulopiformes,  Batrachoidiformes,  Beloniformes,  Beryciformes,  Carcharhiniformes,  Ceratodontiformes,  Characiformes,  Chimaeriformes,  Clupeiformes,  Cypriniformes,  Cyprinodontiformes,  Echinorhiniformes,  Elopiformes,  Esociformes,  Gadiformes,  Gasterosteiformes,  Gonorynchiformes,  Gymnotiformes,  Heterodontiformes,  Hexanchiformes,  Hiodontiformes,  Lamniformes,  Lampriformes,  Lepisosteiformes,  Lophiiformes,  Mugiliformes,  Myctophiformes,  Myliobatiformes,  Myxiniformes,  Ophidiiformes,  Orectolobiformes,  Osmeriformes,  Osteoglossiformes,  Perciformes,  Percopsiformes,  Petromyzontiformes,  Pleuronectiformes,  Polymixiiformes,  Pristiformes,  Rajiformes,  Salmoniformes,  Scorpaeniformes,  Siluriformes,  Squaliformes,  Squatiniformes,  Stomiiformes,  Synbranchiformes,  Tetraodontiformes,  Torpediniformes,  Zeiformes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1869-01-01 / 2013-09-09

Collection Data

Collection Name Fishes Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-Fishes
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 2a79f202-3f3a-4d54-88fa-09aa8de1ac73
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