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Australian Museum marine faunal data via OZCAM

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Abstract: The Australian Museum has an international reputation in the fields of natural
history and indigenous studies research, community programs and exhibitions.
The Museum was established in 1827 and is Australia's first museum, with unique
and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artifacts. The
Australian Museum 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: 76.0   S: -78.02   E: 178.83   W: -175.34

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Australian Museum
Dataset Title: Australian Marine Fauna
Dataset Release Date: 2006/11/08
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: 2003/06/30
Dataset Release Place: Australia
Version: 1.5
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1892-01-01
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Quality Data from the Australian Museum has not been verified or checked in a
systematic way. Data is 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 the Australian Museum is freely accessible by the
public. The data supplied may not represent the total holdings of the Museum as
data about incompletely identified specimens, manuscript names and specimens
where a georeference cannot be calculated have normally been withheld from
Use Constraints Data users should acknowledge the Australian Museum and also OZCAM, Australia's

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.
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: 61 2 9320 6343
Email: PaulF at, paul.flemons at
Contact Address:
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2010
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05