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Record Search Query: [Parameters: Topic='BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION', Term='ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES', Variable_Level_1='SPONGES']
Atlantic Reference Centre Museum of Canadian Atlantic Organisms - Invertebrates and Fishes Data (OBIS Canada)

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Abstract: This is the OBIS version of the Atlantic Reference Centre museum database for Canadian Atlantic marine organisms. Specimens represent invertebrates from sponges to tunicates, and fishes. The ichthyoplankton collection is the most extensive, with complete holdings from many scientific broad-scale surveys. Geographic coverage is the Arctic to Cape Cod and the coast to the slope water. Temporally, most specimens were collected from the 1960s to the present.

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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 68.0   S: 40.0   E: -24.0   W: -69.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Van Guelpen, L.
Dataset Title: Atlantic Reference Centre Museum of Canadian Atlantic Organisms - Invertebrates and Fishes Data
Dataset Series Name: Atlantic Reference Centre Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 2
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1910-06-22
Stop Date: 2005-12-09
ISO Topic Category
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 (see

For information purposes, email to the full citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any constituent part.

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Data Center
Canada Regional Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: OBISCanada at
Contact Address:
Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006
City: Dartmouth
Province or State: Nova Scotia
Postal Code: B2Y 4A2
Country: Canada
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: (506) 529-1203
Fax: (506) 529-1212
Email: arc at
Contact Address:
Huntsman Marine Science Centre
1 Lower Campus Road
City: St. Andrews
Province or State: New Brunswick
Postal Code: E5B 2L7
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05

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