University of Alberta Ichthyology Collection

FULL TITLE

University of Alberta Ichthyology Collection (UAMZ)

DESCRIPTION

The Ichthyology (Fish) Collection contains more than 200,000 specimens, representing 40 orders and more than 200 families. The collection contains a wide variety of primitive and advanced fish from around the world as well as a comprehensive collection from Alberta. The majority of specimens are preserved in alcohol, with a number of mounted skeletons and cleared and stained samples that allow skeletal structures to be visible. This resource is used extensively for research by graduate students and faculty, supporting the study of fish systematics and biodiversity.

TEMPORAL COVERAGES

Date range: Mar 31, 1906 - Sep 17, 2011

LANGUAGE OF METADATA

ENGLISH

LANGUAGE OF DATA

ENGLISH

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT

Alison Murray

METADATA AUTHOR

Bryan Brunet

ORIGINATOR

Alison Murray