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Canadian Museum of Nature Fish Collection

Latest version published by Canadian Museum of Nature on Sep 11, 2019 Canadian Museum of Nature

Our Fish Collection contains more than 754 190 specimens in 63 655 lots of fluid-preserved specimens. We have about 1740 type specimens that are mainly paratypes. We have a good representation of freshwater and marine species, predominately from North American high latitudes. The museum holds the best Canadian Arctic and lamprey collection in the world.

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 61,930 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    61930
  • Multimedia 
    23

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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 61,930 records in English (10 MB) - Update frequency: irregular
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Khidas K (2018): Canadian Museum of Nature Fish Collection. v1.38. Canadian Museum of Nature. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_fish&v=1.38

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Canadian Museum of Nature. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: dc3bfd08-0141-45ae-9603-91ac50cdc33b.  Canadian Museum of Nature publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Stéphanie Tessier
Manager, Fish Collection
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 1-613-364-4087

Who filled in the metadata:

David Shorthouse
Assistant Collections Information Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Who else was associated with the resource:

Point Of Contact
Stéphanie Tessier
Assistant Collection Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA
Curator
Kamal Khidas
Curator, Vertebrate Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA 613-364-4098
https://nature.ca/en/research-collections/science-experts/kamal-khidas
Processor
Marie-Hélène Hubert
Collection Technician
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA
Processor
Gregory Rand
Assistant Collection Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature Ottawa Ontario CA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers dc3bfd08-0141-45ae-9603-91ac50cdc33b
830b4af8-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.nature.ca/resource?r=cmn_fish