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Ichthyology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum

Latest version published by Royal Ontario Museum on Nov 13, 2017 Royal Ontario Museum

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.

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 101,123 records.

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 101,123 records in English (6 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

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

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Royal Ontario Museum. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4e5552d1-5eaf-40a3-b48b-01f92da22f17.  Royal Ontario Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; ROM; Royal Ontario Museum; Fishes; North America; Gobies; Esox species; Canada; Ontario; whole specimens in ETOH; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bradley Millen
Database Technician
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5768

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Erling Holm
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5760
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/erling-holm

Who filled in the metadata:

Bradley Millen
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5768

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Hernán López-Fernández
Associate Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-7948
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/hern%C3%A1n-l%C3%B3pez-fern%C3%A1ndez
User
Mary Burridge
Assistant Curator
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA 1-416-586-5760
http://rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/mary-burridge
User
Richard Winterbottom
Curator - Retired
Royal Ontario Museum 100 Queen's Park M5S 2C6 Toronto Ontario CA
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/rom-staff/richard-winterbottom

Geographic Coverage

Specimens represent all continents and oceans.

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

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1830 to present

Collection Data

Collection Name Ichthyology
Collection Identifier urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:35195
Parent Collection Identifier Royal Ontario Museum (urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34778)
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 4e5552d1-5eaf-40a3-b48b-01f92da22f17
http://gbif.rom.on.ca/ipt/resource?r=fishes