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Arctic benthic invertebrate collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
Entry ID: ArcOD_2006B3

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Abstract: This dataset describes the Arctic component of the marine invertebrate collection of the Zoological Institute RAN (in Russian; in English: ZIN RAS Russian Academy of Sciences), one of the largest in the world. Overall, this collection contains over 100.000 samples of 26.000 specimens of marine invertebrates; its current version (version 31st August 2007) consists of 2519 stations, from 61 ... View entire text

Purpose: To asse ss species composition, abundance and distribution of the invertebrate fauna of the Arctic Region.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: 0.0   E: 0.0   W: 170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN RAS)
Dataset Title: Arctic benthic invertebrate collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
Dataset Series Name: Explorations of the fauna of the seas
Version: 1
Issue Identification: Polar Biology 51(59)
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource:
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1861-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1861-2004
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SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Qualitative and quantitative sampling of animals was done according to convention using various tools, followed by sorting, identification and preservations. Accuracy for most datasets was not assessed in quantitative terms.

Locations were taken according to ship log and Navigation plan (marshroute). From the 1970s ... View entire text
Access Constraints None. Contacting data owners is highly recommended for valid interpretation of these data. Updates are coming forward.
Use Constraints Do not redistribute to third parties.

ZIN RAS or ArcOD shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (i.e. GIF or JPG format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change ... View entire text
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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 Format: dBASE
Fees: None
Phone: 7 812 328 1311
Fax: 7 812 328 2941
Email: smiris at
Contact Address:
Universitetskaya emb., 1
City: Saint-Petersburg
Postal Code: 199034
Country: Russian Federation
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Sirenko B.I. , ed (2001), List of species of free-living invertebrates of Eurasian Arctic seas and adjacent deep waters, Explorations of the fauna of the seas, 51, 59, 1-132, St.Petersburg
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05