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SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection

Specimen Records: 115,848
Media Records: 0
iDigBio Last Ingested Date: 2017-01-08

The Marine Vertebrate Collection of Scripps Institution of Oceanography maintains approximately 2 million alcohol-preserved specimens in over 120,000 lots, representing more than 5,600 species of fishes. The Collection maintains worldwide holdings of deep-sea and pelagic fishes as well as extensive holdings of shore fishes from the entire eastern Pacific. The Collection includes primary types of over 200 species (type catalog), skeletal preparations (both dried and cleared-and-stained) for over 1,000 species (osteology catalog), otoliths from approximately 1,100 species (otolith collection), and tissues for DNA from over 1,200 species. Collection data for approximately 110,000 lots are available on a searchable database. The Marine Vertebrate Collection supports scientific research by providing specimens for studies on the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of fishes. Specimens are available for examination at Scripps and for loan to researchers at recognized institutions (loan policy). The Marine Vertebrate Collection also plays an integral role in the support of graduate courses and research at Scripps.

Contacts

Name Ben Frable
RoleCollection Manager
Emailbfrable@ucsd.edu
Name Ben Frable
RoleCollection Manager
Emailbfrable@ucsd.edu
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FlagRecords With This Flag(%) Percent With This Flag
dwc_taxonrank_replaced  i115823
99.978
dwc_datasetid_added  i111931
96.619
dwc_parentnameusageid_added  i111931
96.619
dwc_taxonid_added  i111931
96.619
dwc_taxonomicstatus_added  i111931
96.619
gbif_canonicalname_added  i111931
96.619
gbif_taxon_corrected  i111931
96.619
gbif_reference_added  i109598
94.605
gbif_vernacularname_added  i104860
90.515
geopoint_datum_error  i88540
76.428
idigbio_isocountrycode_added  i71733
61.92
rev_geocode_eez  i54042
46.649
dwc_originalnameusageid_added  i49303
42.558
geopoint_low_precision  i42255
36.475
dwc_multimedia_added  i38192
32.967
rev_geocode_failure  i19737
17.037
rev_geocode_mismatch  i4106
3.544
dwc_order_replaced  i1673
1.444
dwc_family_replaced  i1623
1.401
dwc_genus_replaced  i770
0.665
dwc_continent_replaced  i620
0.535
taxon_match_failed  i545
0.47
dwc_taxonremarks_added  i462
0.399
dwc_class_replaced  i227
0.196
dwc_phylum_replaced  i206
0.178
dwc_kingdom_replaced  i83
0.072
rev_geocode_corrected  i77
0.066
geopoint_0_coord  i76
0.066
rev_geocode_eez_corrected  i71
0.061
rev_geocode_lat_sign  i67
0.058
dwc_genus_added  i63
0.054
dwc_country_replaced  i43
0.037
dwc_continent_added  i8
0.007
rev_geocode_lon_sign  i7
0.006
rev_geocode_flip  i3
0.003
dwc_stateprovince_replaced  i2
0.002
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