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Canadian Museum of Nature - Fish Collection (OBIS Canada)

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Abstract: This digital database contains an OBIS formatted version of all fish records held at the Canadian Museum of Nature and collected from Canada and the United States as well as from associated marine water masses such as the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. It excludes all other records from countries and oceans not listed above. Earliest specimens date from 1863.

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.

OBIS Schema fields implemented in this data set are:
Res_name, Scientificname, Institutioncode, Catalognumber, Latitude, Longitude, Collectioncode, Datelastmodified, Basisofrecord, Yearcollected, Monthcollected, Daycollected, Genus, Minimumdepth, Maximumdepth, Species, Class, Kingdom, Ordername, Phylum, Family, Scientificnameauthor, Collector, Locality, Country, Ocean, Individualcount, State, County, Collectornumber, Identifiedby, Preparationtype, Subspecies, Yearidentified, Monthidentified, Dayidentified, Typestatus, Sex

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Related URL
Description: OBIS Canada - Advanced Search Result - All Data
Total records: 39897
Wait time: 60 seconds
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.81   S: -40.0   E: 178.0   W: -178.93

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gagnon, J.M. and Frank, P.
Dataset Title: Canadian Museum of Nature - Fish Collection
Dataset Series Name: Canadian Museum of Nature Digital Collections
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dataset Publisher: OBIS Canada
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1863-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-07-09
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.

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

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS for details.
Ancillary Keywords
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
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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