KUBI Ichthyology Tissue Collection

Latest version published by University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute on Aug 3, 2020 University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute

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.</br></br> 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.</br></br> 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</br></br>

Data Records

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University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Ichthyology Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 56caf05f-1364-4f24-85f6-0c82520c2792.  University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

fish; ichthyology; tissue; frozen; cryogenic; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Andrew Bentley
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. 66046 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3863
http://ichthyology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Andrew Bentley
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. 66046 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3863
http://ichthyology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Andrew Bentley
Collection Manager
KU Biodiversity Institute 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. 66046 Lawrence KS US +01 785-864-3863
http://ichthyology.biodiversity.ku.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
http://www.vertnet.org

Geographic Coverage

The frozen tissue collection has broad representation of both marine and freshwater fish diversity from 38 countries (Australia, Belize, Ethiopia, Fiji, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Tonga etc., as well as oceanic localities).

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class  Actinistia,  Actinopterygii,  Myxini,  Sarcopterygii,  Dipnoi,  Cephalaspidomorphi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1960-01-01 / 2017-01-01

Collection Data

Collection Name KUBI Ichthyology Tissue Collection
Collection Identifier KUIT
Parent Collection Identifier KU
Specimen preservation methods Deep frozen
Curatorial Units Count 11,000 +/- 100 tissue