AM: Freshwater Invertebrates (1900-2005)

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22 November 2017
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Specimen records held in the National Collection of Freshwater Invertebrates housed in the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa. 60344 records with approximately 57000 records georeferenced.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

de Moor F (2015): AM: Freshwater Invertebrates (1900-2005). v1.3. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence.


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is South African National Biodiversity Institute. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2ca312ee-40cf-49e0-b864-31531b7eba81.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.


Freshwater Invertebrates; Occurrence; Specimen


Ferdy de Moor
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Senior Specialist Scientist
Albany Museum
Albany Museum, Department of Sports Arts Recreation and Culture , Eastern Cape Government, Somerset Street
6139 Grahamstown
Eastern Cape
Fhatani Ranwashe
  • Metadata Provider
Data Technician
Private Bag X7, Kirstenbosch
7735 Claremont
Western Cape
021 799 8738

Geographic Coverage

The collection covers the whole of the Afrotropical Region (including surrounding islands and Madagascar) and there are small collections made in other regions of the world.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Class Bivalvia, Chlorophyceae, Polyplacophora, Secernentea, Branchiopoda, Amphibia, Polychaeta, Monogononta, Gastropoda, Oligohymenophorea, Enopla, Adenophorea, Hirudinea, Chroobacteria, Arachnida, Charophyceae, Insecta, Oligochaeta, Hydrozoa, Maxillopoda, Phylactolaemata, Ostracoda, Nectonematoida, Malacostraca, Osteichthyes, Gymnolaemata, Turbellaria, Demospongiae, Diplopoda, Anthozoa, Crustacea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1900-01-05 / 2005-08-11

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 2ca312ee-40cf-49e0-b864-31531b7eba81