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The Newfoundland museum (The Rooms) fish collection (OBIS Canada)Entry ID: OBIS.NFM_FishCollection
Abstract: Formerly known as the Newfoundland Museum, the Rooms has the mandate to collect, catalogue, conserve, preserve, study and exhibit historic resources and to enlighten and educate the people respecting historic resources.
The Rooms unites the Provincial Archives, Art Gallery and Museum for the province of Newfoundland, Canada. The Rooms is a portal to the many stories Newfoundland has to tell. ... The Rooms is the place where it all comes together - history, heritage and artistic expression.
The Rooms museum contains several marine collections. This current dataset contains a very small subset of the museum's ichthyology collection. The OBIS dataset contains records associated with silverside specimens (Menidia menidia)sent to the Newfoundland Museum. These samples were originally collected as part of a project with the objective to determine the distributional ranges and phylogeographic origins of several species in coastal Newfoundland waters.
Purpose: Museum specimen collection.
The following reports on the OBIS schema fields provided for in this dataset:
RES_NAME, DATELASTMODIFIED, INSTITUTIONCODE, COLLECTIONCODE, SCIENTIFICNAME, CATALOGNUMBER, LATITUDE, LONGITUDE, BASISOFRECORD, CITATION, KINGDOM, GENUS, SPECIES, YEARCOLLECTED, MONTHCOLLECTED, DAYCOLLECTED, TIMEOFDAY, TIMEZONE, PHYLUM, CLASSNAME, ORDERNAME, FAMILY, SUBGENUS, SUBSPECIES, LIFESTAGE, PREPARATIONTYPE, JULIANDAY, LOCALITY, OCEAN, COUNTRY, STATE, MINIMUMDEOTH, MAXIMUMDEPTH, INDIVIDUALCOUNT, NOTES (AphiaID: value)
The basis of record for this collection is 'S' (specimens)
For more information on the OBIS schema see http://www.iobis.org/node/304
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sargent, P., R. Batten
Dataset Title: The Rooms Newfoundland Museum ichthyology collection
Dataset Series Name: OBIS Canada Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Start Date: 1985-08-19Stop Date: 2011-09-08
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: mary.kennedy at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Email: philip.sargent at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
City: St. John's
Province or State: Newfoundland
Postal Code: A1C 5X1
Sargent, Philip S., D.A. Methven, Robert G. Hooper, and Cynthia H. McKenzie. 2008. A range extension of the Atlantic Silverside, Menidia menidia, to coastal waters of southwestern Newfoundland. Canadian Field-Naturalist 122(4): 338-344.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-02-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27