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Specimen Record

LocalityAquarium Trade Specimens, Capture Locality Unknown
Institution CodeKu
Collection CodeKuit
Catalog Number8846
Collected ByAlfaro, Michael E

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The University of Kansas Ichthyology frozen tissue collection continues to expand rapidly and has broad representation of both marine and freshwater fish diversity - 11,000 individual tissue samples from 2384 taxa (297 families and 1077 genera) and 38 countries (Australia, Belize, Ethiopia, Fiji, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Tonga etc., as well as oceanic localities). The collections and the scope of research activities in the division continue to grow due to the ongoing activities of ichthyology staff and students.

The collection is used by national and international researchers as well as by state and federal agencies. The Division of Ichthyology is designated as a Regional Center in the Midwest and Great Plains Regions (Collette & Lachner 1976, Copeia 1976: 625-642; Poss and Collette 1995, Copeia 1995: 48-70) and is among the top twenty ichthyological collections in the country. Almost 60% of the specimens in the collection are from the Great Plains Region. The collection is an important resource for anyone interested in the region's fishes. The data concerning these faunas are not extensively duplicated by other ichthyological collections.

The tissue collection comprises tissue samples originally collected in liquid nitrogen, DMSO and ethanol and stored in state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen dewars at -170°C. The tissues are made up mostly of muscle tissue but also includes, liver and other internal organs, fin clips and whole specimens. A large proportion of our collection has vouchers held either at KU or at other collections. The provenance of these vouchers is indicated in the database


Name Andrew Bentley
RoleCollection Manager
Name Andrew Bentley
RoleCollection Manager
Name Laura Russell
RoleVertNet Programmer
Name Andrew Bentley
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Scientific NameRhinecanthus assasi
Specific Epithetassasi
Scientific Name Authors(Forsskål, 1775)
Identified ByAlfaro, Michael E
Catalog Number8846
Other Catalog NumbersNo voucher
PreparationsTissue - 0
Institution CodeKU
Collection CodeKUIT
Occurrence ID02d854c3-08fe-46d4-8439-5a8403e0edd2
Dataset NameUniversity of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Fish Tissue Collection
Basis of RecordMaterialSample
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Associated References2015. Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses are abundant and extensive in Teleosts: 1-52
Collection Event
Collected ByAlfaro, Michael E
Field NumberMEA 167
LocalityAquarium trade specimens, capture locality unknown
Modified2017-04-24 15:47:22.0
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