Fish Collection (Vouchers) (NEON-FISC)

Fish voucher collection (NEON sample class: fsh_perFish_in.voucherSampleID, fsh_nonTarget_in.voucherSampleID). Fish are sampled using a combination of electrofishing, gill-nets and mini-fyke nets. Field technicians identify fish to the lowest practical taxonomic level and then weigh and measure a subset of captured individuals before releasing. Specimens in good condition are fixed in 10% buffered formalin preservative and then transferred to either 70%-95% ethanol or isopropanol for long-term storage. Specimens in poor condition are not fixed but preserved in 95% ethanol. Specimens are archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Wadeable Streams and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Lakes for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets ( associated with this sample class include Fish Electrofishing, Gill Netting, and Fyke Netting Counts and Fish Sequences DNA Barcode.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 42e0872f-6223-4f8d-83f8-cd2f10e4b3c0
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
Collection Statistics
  • 220 specimen records
  • 184 (84%) georeferenced
  • 193 (88%) identified to species
  • 12 families
  • 27 genera
  • 38 species
  • 38 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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