Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection Marine InvertebratesEntry ID: TCWC_Cnidaria
Abstract: The Collection of Marine Invertebrates at the Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection consists of over 47,000 dry and fluid-preserved marine invertebrates primarily from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The majority of the specimens were collected by Research Vessels Alaminos and Gyre during the 1960's and 1970's. The collection remains the most comprehensive collection of deep-sea ... invertebrates from the Gulf of Mexico. It is continually used by systematists, undergraduates, and graduates as a resource for their studies.
Data was published in April 2011 on the OBIS-USA web site and is available at http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa.
Please see the homepage for the Texas A&M Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections at http://brtc.tamu.edu/ for more information.
Record Count 1819, Taxa Count 460
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: preserved specimen
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Dataset Title: Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection Marine Invertebrates
Dataset Release Date: 2011
Dataset Release Place: Texas A&M University. Retrieve from http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa.
Dataset Publisher: Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa
Start Date: 1946-02-16Stop Date: 2010-04-02
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The data has been used for many years and has had quality checks.
Access Constraints To view constraints placed on dataset, please see Policy and Disclaimer section (from the panel on the left) on OBIS-USA web site at http://www.usgs.gov/obis-usa.
OBIS-USA renders information prepared by contributors accessible through dynamic on-line publication. It does not peer-review the quality of the data provided. However, it is ... confident that the data are the best available in electronic form. OBIS-USA does not own or try to control or limit the use of any data or products accessible through its website. Accordingly, it does not take responsibility for the quality of such data or products, or the use that people may make of them.
Users must recognize that the analysis and interpretation of data requires background knowledge and expertise about marine biodiversity (including ecosystems and taxonomy). Users should be aware of possible errors in the use of species names, geo-referencing, data handing and mapping. They should crosscheck their results for possible errors, and qualify their interpretation of any results accordingly. Appropriate caution is thus necessary in the interpretation of results derived from OBIS-USA.
Use Constraints Prior to use of these records in any analysis or report, Texas Cooperative Wildlife Collection must be notified and if used the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing TCWC databases and acknowledge the use of the OBIS-USA facility. Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS-USA.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Text
Email: tcwc at tamu.edu
TEXAS COOPERATIVE WILDLIFE COLLECTION, DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES SCIENCES, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
City: College Station
Province or State: Texas
Postal Code: 77843
Country: United States of America
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Philip.Goldstein at Colorado.edu
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27