This database contains information on the so far registered specimens in the fish collection of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. The database is managed with The Artedian collection management system in MS-Access. The main tables describe collecting events and collection objects which are related on a one to many relationships. The database is Darwin Core compatible but uses alternative table names and includes also loan routines, document management and other components of collection management. Principal items managed are objects (catalog number, identification, number of specimens, sex size, location in collection, collection space, preservative, identifier, etc.); localities (collecting events with date, collector, geographic information including coordinates, and more), collecting site habitat; loans (with extensive metadata), accession information (date of accession, donors, acquisition conditions etc., specimen preservation progress). DNA samples are managed as subsamples of objects. Specimen and collecting site images are managed with extensive metadata. The database has a web presentation at

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Fish Collection includes members from the following taxa:
Recent Cephalochordata, Actinopterygii, Latimeria and Dipnoi.

Geographic range

Global collection

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Fish Collection is 70,000.

Of these 60,812 are databased. This represents 86.9 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

Metadata last updated on 2017-05-30 14:55:18.0


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Digitised records available through the atlas

The Fish Collection has an estimated 70,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 86.9 % of these (60,812 records).

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