Fish Collection (Vouchers) (NEON-FISC-V)

This collection contains fish vouchers collected from wadeable streams and lakes (NEON sample class: fsh_perFish_in.voucherSampleID). Fish are sampled twice per year at lakes and wadeable stream sites, during spring and fall. Ten sampling reaches or segments are established at each site; with 3 fixed reaches sampled during every sampling bout and a random subset of 3 additional reaches or segments selected for sampling each year. 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. Only mortalities and individuals that require euthanasia due to injuries are vouchered. Vouchers that are in good condition are fixed in 10% buffered formalin preservative and then transferred to 70% ethanol or isopropanol for long-term storage. Vouchers that are 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 related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.

Contacts: NEON Biorepository, [email protected]
Collection Manager: Laura Steger, [email protected] (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
Bioinformatician: Laura Rocha Prado, [email protected] (ORCID #: 0000-0003-1237-2824)
Imaging: Christopher Livingston, [email protected] (ORCID #: 0000-0001-8676-0817)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 42e0872f-6223-4f8d-83f8-cd2f10e4b3c0
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/0c0258d8-e503-4d57-9734-92aad4072dd2
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2022). NEON Biorepository Fish Collection (Vouchers). Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/7m2p54 accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, https://biorepo.neonscience.org/ on 2022-09-27.
Collection Statistics
  • 454 specimen records
  • 454 (100%) georeferenced
  • 370 (81%) with images (370 total images)
  • 1 BOLD genetic references
  • 409 (90%) identified to species
  • 12 families
  • 32 genera
  • 50 species
  • 50 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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Geographic Distribution - United States
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