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Otolith reference collection, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar-CSIC [Colección de referencia de otolitos, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar-CSIC]
Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC): Colección de referencia de otolitos, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar-CSIC. Accessed via on yyyy-mm-dd

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This collection is a catalogue of otoliths stored in a database. more

The database is regularly updated and at present (12/09/2008) it contains a total of 2315 high resolution images corresponding to 687 species and 155 families from the Western Mediterranean Sea, Weddell Sea and Antartic Peninsula, Southwestern Atlantic (Uruguay and Argentina, Northwestern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico), Northeastern Atlantic (From Senegal to North Sea), Southeastern Atlantic (Namibia), Indic (Tanzania) and Pacific (New Caledonia, Alaska, Canada, Perú, and Chile). The AFORO website offers an open online catalogue of otolith images and its associated shape analysis through pattern recognition techniques applying Fourier transform (FT), curvature space scale (CSS) and wavelet analysis (WT). This site also includes an Automatic Taxon Identification which allows to search and identify directly using query images of otholits.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Otoliths, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, World Oceans, Pisces

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -177,272; MinLat: -75,052 - MaxLong: 174,784; MaxLat: 60,2195 [WGS84]
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM)data creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2013-01-03
Information last updated: 2014-04-14
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