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COLETA - IMAR/DOP-Uac reference collection from 1977 to 2012
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Institute of Marine Research (IMAR - Azores), Portugal; Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP) - UAC, Portugal (2015): COLETA - IMAR/DOP-Uac reference collection from 1977 to 2012.
Contact: Gonçalves, João ; Catarino, Diana

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Reference collection of the IMAR/DOP-UAz, consisting in several taxa preserved with different methods and collected mostly in the Azores area. The reference collection has been created in order to be a referential of marine species of the Azores, both common and rare. Thus, new occurrences could be compared with new ones. Therefore, material in the collection can be useful for new scientific and taxonomic studies. more

Specimens collected in the Azores (few collected in Madeira island and near seamounts) from 1977 to 2012. The collection consists mostly of preserved animals, however few specimens from other groups are also present. Preserved specimens consists of organisms inhabiting coastal areas until the deep-sea. All are marine species, except for one terrestrial record.
The specimens were collected by different persons and from different sources: during research cruises or scientific field work, by commercial or recreational fishermen, coastal and beach strandings, donations, etc. Most of the specimens are preserved in formalin, but other preservation methods, such as dry, alcohol and frozen, are also used according to the preserved specimen.

Marine/Coastal, Coastal areas, Deep sea, ANE, Azores, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Animalia

Geographical coverage
ANE, Azores [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -37,156; MinLat: 32,4 - MaxLong: -16,6; MaxLat: 41,56 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1977 - 2012

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]

Institute of Marine Research (IMAR)data creator
University of the Azores; Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (DOP), moredata creator
Gonçalves, João
Catarino, Diana

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
de Matos, V. et al. (2014). First record of Antipathella subpinnata (Anthozoa, Antipatharia) in the Azores (NE Atlantic), with description of the first monotypic garden for this species. Deep-Sea Res., Part II, Top. Stud. Oceanogr. 99: 113–121.
Minderlein, R.; Wirtz, P. (2014). A sea urchin (Diadema africanum Rodriguez et al., 2013) and a pipe fish (Syngnathus phlegon Risso, 1827) – two new records for the Azores. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 31: 3 pp
Braga-Henriques, A. et al. (2013). Diversity, distribution and spatial structure of the cold-water coral fauna of the Azores (NE Atlantic). Biogeosciences 10(6): 4009-4036.
Carreiro-Silva, M. et al. (2013). Variability in growth rates of long-lived black coral Leiopathes sp. from the Azores. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 473: 189-199.
Braga-Henriques, A. et al. (2012). Carrying behavior in the deep-sea crab Paromola cuvieri (Northeast Atlantic). Mar. Biodiv. 42(1): 37-46.
Sampaio, I. et al. (2012). Cold-water corals landed by bottom longline fisheries in the Azores (north-eastern Atlantic). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 92(7): 1547-1555.
Braga-Henriques, A. et al. (2011). The association between a deep-sea gastropod Pedicularia sicula (Caenogastropoda: Pediculariidae) and its coral host Errina dabneyi (Hydrozoa: Stylasteridae) in the Azores. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 68(2): 399-407.
Carreiro-Silva, M. et al. (2011). Isozoanthus primnoidus, a new species of zoanthid (Cnidaria: Zoantharia) associated with the gorgonian Callogorgia verticillata (Cnidaria: Alcyonacea). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 68(2): 408-415.
Sampaio, I. et al. (2009). New occurrences of Corallium spp. (Octocorallia, Coralliidae) in the central northeast Atlantic. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 26: 73-78

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Museum collection
Metadatarecord created: 2013-11-07
Information last updated: 2022-07-19
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