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UF FLMNH Ichthyology
Citation
Florida Museum of Natural History: UF FLMNH Ichthyology, 2014-03-13. Accessed via http://www.gbif.org/dataset/eccf4b09-f0c8-462d-a48c-41a7ce36815a on yyyy-mm-dd
Contact: Robins, Rob

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Description
The UF Fish Collection, dating to 1917, contains 214,205 lots and 2,300,803 specimens. Included are representatives of 8,250 species from 400 families. The collection includes 93 primary types and approximately 1,600 lots of secondary types representing 563 species. Also in the collection are 5,825 specimens of disarticulated and articulated skeletons representing 875 species. Especially notable are historic collections of large and important marine fishes as well as rapidly growing collections of freshwater fishes from Southeast Asia. In 2006, the museum expanded its program to archive frozen tissue samples with a newly established UF Genetic Resources Collection. Tissues of fishes are stored in -20ºC freezers and number 4,150 samples of 900 species. All specimens and tissues are databased online and available for loan.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Museum specimens, World Waters, Pisces

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1917 on [Completed]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Parameter
Collected biological specimens

Contributors
University of Florida; Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH), moredata ownerdata providercollection managerdata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2014-04-07
Information last updated: 2014-04-08
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