Biological Reference Collections ICM CSICAcronym: General-ICM
The Biological Reference Collections (CBR) are located at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona. They were created in 1981, thanks to the efforts of Jaume Rucabado, Domingo Lloris and Concepción Allué. However, its official opening for the consultation was not carried out up until March of 1982. They are catalogued by the Spanish Ministery of Culture from 1990 (C. Sanz-Pastor and F. de Piérola, 1990. - Museos y Colecciones de España).
Research lines don't exist. The biological collections are an Unit of Service of the ICM for the cataloguing, the preservation and the study of the deposited marine organisms (fish, crustaceans, cephalopods and echinoderms).
The access to the CBR is carried out after previous application to the curator and keeping in mind the work to carry out. This application can be made in person or by means of postal mail, e-mail, fax or telephone. It is also possible to be access to the preserved specimens previous application backed up by some scientific institution. In this supposition, the applicant will receive by mail or messenger the ordered material without postal costs. After the agreed time, the applicant will return the material paying himself the postal fees.
Use restrictions: 1 -The type specimens are not sent and they can only be consulted in the facilities of the CBR. 2 - the borrowed material won't be subjected to destructive techniques (dissection, extraction of organs, etc.), for that supposition additional material exists. Only in special cases the extraction of some samples can be authorized, but always under previous application.
The specimens of the reference collection of Fish come mostly from the following geographical areas:
• W Mediterranean (31%): Catalan and Iberian Mediterranean ...
• SE Atlantic (28%): Angola, Valdivia Bank, Namibia ...
• Central-E Atlantic (8%): Gulf of Guinea, Mauritania, Sahara, Senegal ...
• Central-E Pacific (7%): California, Mexico ...
• W Indian ocean (7%): Mozambique, Somalia ...
Many specimens were collected from fishery research cruises (Atlor, Bathos, Benguela, CEEMEX, Marca, MEDITS, Mozambique, Sahara, Valdivia ...), but also from exchanges, doantions and diverse sampling procedures.
The specimens of the Decapoda-General collection were mainly collected from the following geographical zones:
• SE Atlantic Ocean (43 %): Angola, Namibia …
• W Mediterranean Sea (36 %)
• Central-E Pacific (10 %): Mexico …
• Central-E Atlantic Ocean (7 %): Guinea …
• And other zones of the Atlantic Ocean (France, Galicia; Newfoundland, Gulf of Mexico, Beagle Channel), the Indian Ocean (Mozambique) and the Antarctic Ocean.
Most specimens of the Decapoda-General collection have been collected in oceanographic and fishery research cruises and coastal samplings: Africana, Bathos, Batimar, Benguela, CEEMEX, Marca, MEDITS, Namibia, Valdivia…
The collection contains about 1,500 specimens. The two main areas of origin are the SE Atlantic Ocean (62%, Namibia, Valdivia Bank) and the W Mediterranean (33%). There are about 60 species from the SE Atlantic Ocean and about 40 species from the Mediterranean Sea.
The main collecting cruises were: Atlor, Bathos, Benguela, MEDITS and Valdivia.
There are specimens of the phyllum Echinodermata from the deep Mediterranean Sea (up to 2,850 m), belonging to the classes Asteroidea, Echinoidea and Holothuroidea.
Cumacean species, the majority of them are types (holotypes, paratypes, allotypes; there are types of 20 species. Their origin is varied: Antarctic Ocean-Shetland Islands, Gulf of Thailand, Pacific Ocean-New Caledonia, Persian Gulf, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea.
Type of content
Includes: point occurrence data.
Olivas González F J (2016): Biological Reference Collections ICM CSIC. v1.23. Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC). Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15470/qlqqdx
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