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Ichthyology Collection - Royal Ontario Museum

Specimen Records: 102,944
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2018-04-12

The ROM ichthyology collection has over one million specimens of approximately 7,000 species from around the world. The collection currently holds over 93,000 catalogued lots, including 124 holotypes and 1,045 paratypes, with additional types being added regularly through both in-house and collaborative research. The ROM houses the largest and most diverse collection of Canadian freshwater fishes in existence. Of the 232 known fish species in Canada, the ROM collection presently holds 212, or over 91%, and provides a critical tool for studies on disappearing wildlife. Highlights of the fish collection include the last Atlantic Salmon specimens from Lake Ontario before their extirpation in the 1850s; a Coelacanth from the Comore Islands; the world record Lake Trout from Lake Athabasca, Alberta; the Canadian record Muskellunge from the Moon River, Ontario; and one of the world’s smallest vertebrates, Trimmatom nanus from the Indian Ocean.

Contacts

Name Bradley Millen
RoleDatabase Technician
Emailbradm@rom.on.ca
Name Bradley Millen
RoleAssistant Curator
Emailbradm@rom.on.ca
Name Mary Burridge
RoleAssistant Curator
Emailmaryb@rom.on.ca
Name Richard Winterbottom
RoleCurator - Retired
Emailrickw@rom.on.ca
Name Hernán López-Fernández
RolePast Associate Curator
Emailhernanl@rom.on.ca
Name Erling Holm
RoleAssistant Curator
Emailerlingh@rom.on.ca
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This table shows any data corrections that were performed on this recordset to improve the capabilities of iDigBio Search. The first column represents the correction performed. The last two columns represent the number and percentage of records that were corrected. A complete list of the data quality flags and their descriptions can be found here. Clicking on a data flag name will take you to a search for all records with this flag in this recordset.
FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
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94.49
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93.819
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93.819
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93.819
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93.819
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93.819
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93.819
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93.819
gbif_taxon_corrected  i96581
93.819
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93.81
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93.779
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93.678
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92.643
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89.178
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82.463
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72.987
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52.691
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30.278
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23.131
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20.865
taxon_match_failed  i14520
14.105
dwc_continent_replaced  i8269
8.033
geopoint_datum_error  i8070
7.839
dwc_specificepithet_replaced  i6557
6.369
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3.751
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2.954
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2.717
rev_geocode_failure  i1164
1.131
dwc_country_replaced  i429
0.417
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i414
0.402
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i372
0.361
rev_geocode_corrected  i212
0.206
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0.158
dwc_phylum_replaced  i94
0.091
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0.039
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0.031
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i23
0.022
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0.021
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0.018
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i9
0.009
geopoint_similar_coord  i8
0.008
rev_geocode_flip_both_sign  i8
0.008
geopoint_bounds  i5
0.005
dwc_family_added  i3
0.003
dwc_class_replaced  i2
0.002
dwc_kingdom_suspect  i1
0.001
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