Canadian Museum of Nature - Fish Collection (OBIS Canada)
Entry ID: OBIS.CMN_FISHCOLLECTION

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Summary
Abstract: This digital database contains an OBIS formatted version of all fish records held at the Canadian Museum of Nature and collected from Canada and the United States as well as from associated marine water masses such as the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. It excludes all other records from countries and oceans not listed above. Earliest specimens date from 1863.

Purpose: These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download to personal computers for ad-hoc end-user analysis.

OBIS Schema fields implemented in this data set are:
Res_name, Scientificname, Institutioncode, Catalognumber, Latitude, Longitude, Collectioncode, Datelastmodified, Basisofrecord, Yearcollected, Monthcollected, Daycollected, Genus, Minimumdepth, Maximumdepth, Species, Class, Kingdom, Ordername, Phylum, Family, Scientificnameauthor, Collector, Locality, Country, Ocean, Individualcount, State, County, Collectornumber, Identifiedby, Preparationtype, Subspecies, Yearidentified, Monthidentified, Dayidentified, Typestatus, Sex

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: OBIS Canada - Advanced Search Result - All Data
Total records: 39897
Wait time: 60 seconds


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Canada_CMN_CMNFishCollection


Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.81 S: -40.0  E: 178.0  W: -178.93

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gagnon, J.M. and Frank, P.
Dataset Title: Canadian Museum of Nature - Fish Collection
Dataset Series Name: Canadian Museum of Nature Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1863-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-07-09


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >DEMERSAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
OCEANS


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


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 obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

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Keywords
Gulfs
Lakes


Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/OBISCanada

Data Center Personnel
Name: OBIS CANADA ADMINISTRATION
Email: OBISCanada at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10

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