NCSM Fishes Collection

Occurrence dataset published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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Summary

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NCSM Fishes Collection

Description

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Fishes Collection contains approximately 1.3 million specimens (110,000+ lots). It is one of the largest and most complete regional collections in the United States and currently meets the criteria of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists for recognition as a National Center Ichthyological Collection. Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 75% North Carolina material, although 48 states, 42 countries, and more than 1948 species are represented. Important recent acquisitions include large collections from Duke, North Carolina State, Stockton State, and Western Carolina universities, Mars Hill College, and the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences. The collection houses fluid-preserved specimens, cleared and stained material, skeletons, tissues for molecular analyses, and all supporting legacy data.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1869 - Sep 9, 2013

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Administrative contact
Gabriela Hogue Hogue
Collections Manager of Fishes
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC US, 27601 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-8868
Metadata author
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947
Originator
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947

Geographic Coverage

The fishes collection covers more than 40 countries across the globe

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Associated parties

Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer

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