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UAIC Ichthyological Collection

Latest version published by University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics on Jun 14, 2017 University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics

The State of Alabama contains the most diverse fish fauna of North America. The University of Alabama Ichthyological Collection (UAIC) documents this diversity and is one of the largest educational and research collections of fishes in the southeastern United States. This nationally and internationally recognized biological resource includes over one million preserved, skeletal, and frozen specimens, some dating back to the mid 1900's, and is the best single resource documenting past and present distributions and abundances of fishes in the State.

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 92,766 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 92,766 records in English (5 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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:

University of Alabama Ichthyological Collection (UAIC)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics. 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: e90a588b-0eed-4077-8a4f-7e61da35b3f8.  University of Alabama Biodiversity and Systematics 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:

Worth Pugh
Coordinator of Zoological Collections
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL US +01 205-348-1822
http://bsc.ua.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Worth Pugh
Coordinator of Zoological Collections
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL US +01 205-348-1822
http://bsc.ua.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Worth Pugh
Coordinator of Zoological Collections
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 403 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL US +01 205-348-1822
http://bsc.ua.edu/

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
Phillip Harris
Associate Professor and Curator of Fishes
University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences, 407 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall 35487 Tuscaloosa AL US +01 205-348-1831
http://bsc.ua.edu/

Geographic Coverage

While the primary emphasis of UAIC has been to serve in the study and documentation of Alabama freshwater and marine fishes, the collection contains much more diversity. A significant number of fish species inhabiting aquatic ecosystems from other areas in North America are represented in the collection, as well as collections from Central and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Most taxa are from the Southeastern United States, but good holdings exist from other localities both foreign and domestic.

Class  Actinopterygii,  Chondrichthyes,  Sarcopterygii,  Myxini

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alabama Ichthyology Collection
Collection Identifier UAIC
Parent Collection Identifier UAIC
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers e90a588b-0eed-4077-8a4f-7e61da35b3f8
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=uaic_fish