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UWFC Ichthyology Collection

Latest version published by University of Washington Burke Museum on Dec 22, 2016 University of Washington Burke Museum

The University of Washington Fish Collection is a state-supported facility that is part of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle. The collection is constantly growing. At the end of 2013, we have 8.2 million specimens in 160,000 lots, as well as over 2 million otoliths from north Pacific fishes. The majority of specimens are eggs and larvae, with 7.7 million specimens in 103,000 lots. There are 380,000 juvenile and adult specimens in 52,000 lots, representing some 4,076 species in 1,386 genera and 328 families. All specimens are stored in glass jars or stainless steel tanks containing 70% ethanol preservative. Tissue samples are available for over 5000 lots representing 800 species. There are 38 primary and 318 secondary type specimens in the collection. Approximately 324 lots of cleared and stained specimens, representing 203 species in 63 families, are also available. These are stored in full strength glycerin and maintained separately from the main collection. These skeletal preparations are augmented by an extensive library of X-rays of North Pacific fishes. Begun in 1981, this library now includes some 765 X-rays, including representatives of 135 species in 66 families. We also have a growing dry skeleton collection, most of which has been donated by local archaeologists wanting to make their reference collections available to the public.

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 150,169 records.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 150,169 records in English (8 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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How to cite

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University of Washington Ichthyology Collection (UWFC)

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Washington Burke Museum. 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: 831234b2-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  University of Washington Burke Museum 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:

Katherine Maslenikov
Collection Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 355100 98195 Seattle WA US +1 206-543-3816
http://www.burkemuseum.org/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Katherine Maslenikov
Collection Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 355100 98195 Seattle WA US +1 206-543-3816
http://www.burkemuseum.org/

Who filled in the metadata:

Katherine Maslenikov
Collection Manager
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 355100 98195 Seattle WA US +1 206-543-3816
http://www.burkemuseum.org/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
http://www.vertnet.org
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Curator
Theodore Pietsch
Curator
University of Washington Burke Museum Box 355100 98195 Seattle WA US
http://www.burkemuseum.org/

Geographic Coverage

About 25% of the lots are freshwater fishes, mainly from the states of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The remaining 75% are marine fishes collected primarily from the eastern North Pacific, from the Aleutian Islands to Baja California, and from the western tropical Pacific, from Christmas Island to Guam and the Philippines. The collection also includes smaller numbers of lots from many other locations around the world.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  ACTINOPTERYGII

Additional Metadata

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Alternative Identifiers 831234b2-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
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