UAM Fish Collection (Arctos)

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The UAM fish collection targets the freshwater and marine fish fauna of Alaska and nearby regions.The collection is part of the University of Alaska Museum within the University of Alaska Fairbanks. At present (2013), UAM fish collection holdings consist of approximately 6000 lots collected over the past five decades. The collection is the repository of oceanographic field surveys in the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas along with freshwater material collected by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. More recently, the collection has been growing through the field efforts of state and federal agencies, as well as substantial transfers of lots from the privately held Point Stephens Research collection.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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UAM Fishes, University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2f46fe6f-b9fd-4dba-8ca2-2cb1368ceed8.  University of Alaska Museum of the North publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Andres Lopez
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Fishes
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
99775-6960 Fairbanks
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Dusty McDonald
  • Point Of Contact
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum

Geographic Coverage

North America, North Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Asia, Europe.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Actinopterygii, Cephalaspidomorphi, Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes, Myxini.

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1950 to present

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 2f46fe6f-b9fd-4dba-8ca2-2cb1368ceed8