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NIO COLLECTION - Biological Collections of the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India (released online October 2006)

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Abstract: National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, India is premier oceanographic
research institution in India. It has a strong biological oceanography division
which maintains biological museum at its headquarter in Goa. NIO COLLECTION is
the digitized repository of this museum. Currently 308 specimens have been
digitized, which is an ongoing process.

Habitat coverage: Coastal, Mangrove, Backwaters, Estuarine, Marine, Littoral,
Sublittoral, Islands, Lagoons, Islands.

Total number of 308 specimen records
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Description: Indian Ocean OBIS (IndOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 22.47   S: 0.0   E: 93.07   W: 0.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: C. T. Achuthankutty; N. S. and D. P. Kavlekar (editors)
Dataset Release Date: October 2006 (1st release)
Version: Version 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-12-13
Stop Date: 1996-02-04
Quality This being a specimen database, the locations referred to along with vouchers
is been geo-referenced.
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: +91 020 5893457 / 5893300
Fax: +91 020 5893973
Email: vishwas at
Contact Address:
NCL Centre for Biodiversity Informatics Information Division
National Chemical Laboratory,
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road,
City: Pune
Postal Code: 411 008
Country: INDIA
Achuthankutty; C. T. and D. P. Kavlekar (eds) 2006. NIO COLLECTION: Biological
Collections of the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India, National
Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-10-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-12-30
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