This data source pertains to Museum Victoria's Ichthyology Collection which comprises bony fish, cartilagenous fish and lancelets. Museum Victoria, Australia's largest public museums organisation, is the State Museum for Victoria (Australia), responsible for the care of the state's collections, conducting research, and providing public access. Museum Victoria provides data to the Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM) and from there to OBIS Australia and OBIS.
Data from OZCAM data providers have not been verified or checked in a systematic way, although some contributing institutions may have done a more or less rigorous check of the quality of the data. Data are often sourced from specimen labels, particularly for old museum specimens and inaccuracy is often due to this fact.
Data supplied to OBIS by museums around Australia via OZCAM are freely accessible by the public. The data supplied may not represent the total holdings of any one institution as data about incompletely identified specimens, manuscript names and specimens where a georeference cannot be calculated have normally been withheld from publication.
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