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 Cooperative Wildlife Collection for additional information at http://wfscnet.tamu.edu/tcwc/tcwc.htm
Record Count 1819, Taxa Count 460
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: preserved specimen