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SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection

Latest version published by Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Jul 18, 2018 Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Marine Vertebrate Collection of Scripps Institution of Oceanography maintains approximately 2 million alcohol-preserved specimens in over 120,000 lots, representing more than 5,600 species of fishes. The Collection maintains worldwide holdings of deep-sea and pelagic fishes as well as extensive holdings of shore fishes from the entire eastern Pacific. The Collection includes primary types of over 200 species (type catalog), skeletal preparations (both dried and cleared-and-stained) for over 1,000 species (osteology catalog), otoliths from approximately 1,100 species (otolith collection), and tissues for DNA from over 1,200 species. Collection data for approximately 110,000 lots are available on a searchable database. The Marine Vertebrate Collection supports scientific research by providing specimens for studies on the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of fishes. Specimens are available for examination at Scripps and for loan to researchers at recognized institutions (loan policy). The Marine Vertebrate Collection also plays an integral role in the support of graduate courses and research at Scripps.

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 123,303 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.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 123,303 records in English (13 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (11 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine Vertebrate Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 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: e1a01804-881b-42ae-8f97-1e80f697fd56.  Scripps Institution of Oceanography 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 Frable
Collection Manager
Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego 0208, 9500 Gilman Drive 92093-0208 La Jolla California US 858-534-2199
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/collections/mv

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Ben Frable
Collection Manager
Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego 0208, 9500 Gilman Drive 92093-0208 La Jolla California US 858-534-2199
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/collections/mv

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Frable
Collection Manager
Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego 0208, 9500 Gilman Drive 92093-0208 La Jolla California US 858-534-2199
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/collections/mv

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://vertnet.org/
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://vertnet.org/
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
http://vertnet.org
Curator
Philip Hastings
Curator
Scripps Institution of Oceanography 9500 Gilman Drive 92093-0208 La Jolla CA US
Content Provider
HJ Walker
Emeritus Collection Manager
Scripps Institution of Oceanography CA US 8585342199

Geographic Coverage

The collection maintains worldwide holdings of deep-sea and pelagic fishes as well as extensive holdings of shore fishes from the entire eastern Pacific.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The Marine Vertebrates Collection primarily encompasses marine fishes; however, a number of marine reptiles are present in the collection.

Class  Actinopterygii,  Aves,  Cephalaspidomorphi,  Chondrichthyes,  Elasmobranchii,  Holocephali,  Leptocardii,  Mammalia,  Myxini,  Reptilia,  Sarcopterygii

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1944-current