Ichthyology Collection - Royal Ontar…

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Ichthyology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum

Description

The ROM ichthyology collection has over one million specimens of approximately 7,000 species from around the world. The collection currently holds over 93,000 catalogued lots, including 124 holotypes and 1,045 paratypes, with additional types being added regularly through both in-house and collaborative research. The ROM houses the largest and most diverse collection of Canadian freshwater fishes in existence. Of the 232 known fish species in Canada, the ROM collection presently holds 212, or over 91%, and provides a critical tool for studies on disappearing wildlife. Highlights of the fish collection include the last Atlantic Salmon specimens from Lake Ontario before their extirpation in the 1850s; a Coelacanth from the Comore Islands; the world record Lake Trout from Lake Athabasca, Alberta; the Canadian record Muskellunge from the Moon River, Ontario; and one of the world’s smallest vertebrates, Trimmatom nanus from the Indian Ocean.

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 1830 to present

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Administrative contact
Erling Holm
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada 1-416-586-5760
Metadata author
Bradley Millen
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada 1-416-586-5768
Originator
Bradley Millen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada 1-416-586-5768

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Royal Ontario Museum

Publication Date

Sep 4, 2014

Registration Date

Mar 10, 2014

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Vertebrate Collections of the Royal Ontario Museum

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Specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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Specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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Associated parties

User
Richard Winterbottom
Curator - Retired
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada
User
Mary Burridge
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada 1-416-586-5760
Custodian steward
Hernán López-Fernández
Associate Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario Canada 1-416-586-7948