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Auburn University Museum of Natural History Fishes Collection
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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]|
All ichthyological specimens are identified to family, genus and/or species.
|Class||Myxini, Petromyzonti, Cladistii, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Actinopterygii, Sarcopterygii|
|Collection Name||AUM Fish Collection|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Auburn University Museum of Natural History|
|Specimen preservation methods||Alcohol|
|Curatorial Units||Between 60,000 and 70,000 Lots|