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Australian National Fish Collection
Entry ID: CSIRO_ANFishCollection

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Abstract: The Australian National Fish Collection (formerly the I.S.R. Munro
Ichthyological Collection) is a collection of some 135,000 vouchered
fish specimens from 2,800 species, originally started by
Dr. I.S.R. Munro of CSIRO Division of Fisheries in the 1940's and now
housed at CSIRO Marine Research in Hobart. It holds information on
taxonomic identity of specimens, and ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile Format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: -85.0   E: 180.0   W: 75.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Peter Last and Alastair Graham, CSIRO Division of Marine Research
Dataset Title: Australian National Fish Collection
Dataset Release Place: Hobart, Australia
Dataset Publisher: CSIRO Division of Marine Research
Data Presentation Form: collection
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality Approximately 2,800 of Australia's estimated 4,500 fish species are
represented in the collection. Judged by the diversity of species it
holds, the Collection is among the largest in the Southern
Hemisphere. All specialist collections strive for quality and
diversity. The Collection.s focus on Indo ... View entire text
Access Constraints By arrangement with custodian.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Marine and Atmospheric Research, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 (03) 6232 5318
Fax: +61 (03) 6232 5000
Email: Tony.Rees at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR)
GPO Box 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Phone: +61 (03) 6232 5351
Fax: +61 (0)362 325000
Email: alastair.graham
Contact Address:
G.P.O.Box 1538
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-11-29
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