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MSB Fish Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by Museum of Southwestern Biology on Nov 2, 2018 Museum of Southwestern Biology

The MSB Division of Fishes supports research of the ichthyofauna of a region in North America noted for a wide range of ecotypes and elevational gradients, from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Basin and the Great Plains, with the convergence of three major deserts, the Chihuahua, Sonora, and Mojave. The fishes of New Mexico (and the southwestern US) are characterized by high endemism, low diversity, and remarkable physiological tolerances. The MSB collections are particularly valuable because aquatic habitats in the region are declining as demands on water increase due to human population growth and global climate changes. The MSB collections of fishes provides a 80-year window on the natural history of New Mexico's imperiled native fishes and aquatic systems. The MSB has over 100,000 cataloged lots of fishes (ca. 4,153,582 specimens),representing 66 families, 200 genera, and 443 species. Approximately 1/3 of the collection consists of fish eggs and larvae as part of ongoing river monitoring programs and life history studies in desert fishes.

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 99,071 records. 2 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)
    99071
  • ResourceRelationship 
    99071
  • Multimedia 
    0

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Metadata as an EML file download in English (9 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Division of Fishes, Museum of Southwestern Biology (MSB)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Museum of Southwestern Biology. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a2254f58-8bbf-41e6-ac4e-03d1683e0ce5.  Museum of Southwestern Biology 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:

Thomas Turner
Curator of Fishes
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-7541
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Turner2

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thomas Turner
Curator of Fishes
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-7541
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Turner2

Who filled in the metadata:

Alexandra Snyder
Collection Manager
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-6005
http://msb.unm.edu/divisions/fishes/index.html

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
Information Architect
http://www.vertnet.org
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum
Point Of Contact
Alexandra Snyder
Collection Manager
Museum of Southwestern Biology University of New Mexico 87131-0001 Albuquerque NM US (505) 277-6005
http://msb.unm.edu/divisions/fishes/index.html

Geographic Coverage

The MSB Division of Fishes collections are from the southwestern US, primarily the Chihuahua Desert of New Mexico, with good representation from the Rio Grande,and the Gila, Pecos, Canadian, San Juan, and Zuni Rivers.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The MSB Division of Fishes collections are predominately cypriniform fishes, collections of native and endemic minnows and suckers from the Rio Grande, Gila and Pecos Rivers; other well-represented groups fishes are the Cyprinodontidae, Ictaluridae, and Centrarchidae.

Class  Osteichthyes

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1900 to present

Additional Metadata

http://www.vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Alternative Identifiers a2254f58-8bbf-41e6-ac4e-03d1683e0ce5
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=msb_fish