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Museum Victoria Ichthyology data via OZCAM
Entry ID: OBIS_OZCAM_MV_Ichthyology_1.0

Abstract: This data source pertains to Museum Victoria's Ichthyology Collection which
comprises bony fish, cartilagenous fish and lancelets. Museum Victoria,
Australia's largest public museums organisation, is the State Museum for
Victoria (Australia), responsible for the care of the state's collections,
conducting research, and providing public access. Museum Victoria provides
data to the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM) and
from there to OBIS Australia and OBIS.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 62.7   S: -77.5   E: 179.98   W: -179.27

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Museum Victoria
Dataset Title: Museum Victoria Ichthyology Collection
Dataset Release Date: 2006-11-08T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:

Dataset Originator/Creator: Council of Heads of Faunal Collections
Dataset Title: Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM), Australia's Fauna
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-30T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1892-01-01
Quality Data from OZCAM data providers have not been verified or checked in a
systematic way, although some contributing institutions may have done a more or
less rigorous check of the quality of the data. Data are often sourced from
specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often
due to this fact.
Access Constraints Data supplied to OBIS by museums around Australia via OZCAM are freely
accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total
holdings of any one institution as data about incompletely identified
specimens, manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be
calculated have normally been withheld from publication.
Use Constraints Data users should acknowledge Museum Victoria and also OZCAM Australia's Fauna.

Acknowledge the use of specific records from the Australian museum 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.
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Email: ewallis at
Contact Address:
PO Box 666
City: Melbourne
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3000
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04