Biological Reference Collections ICM-CSIC
Latest version published by Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) on 20 July 2020 Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)

The marine Biological Reference Collections (CBR) are located at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain. The CBR are a Unit of Service where around 15000 referenced species are preserved, catalogued and maintained for their study. The most represented marine groups at the CBR are fish, crustaceans, molluscs and echinoderms, but also other groups are present. The studies based on the CBR specimens are focused on biodiversity, biogeography, taxonomy (type species), invasive and alien species, and genetic analysis. Several PhD theses have also been carried out in collaboration with the CBR. The CBR are a reference point for the marine biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea, but in their facilities the CBR also hold specimens from all the oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Antarctic and Arctic). The Collections are constantly receiving new specimens and updating. The main sources of specimens are oceanographic surveys and different kind of sampling programs carried out by the research projects run by the ICM-CSIC. However, the CBR have also received (in the past and currently) different collections donated by naturalists, researchers, other institutions, and particulars. The CBR were created in 1981, in the earlier history of the ICM-CSIC, by Jaume Rucabado, Domingo Lloris and Concepción Allué. The Collections were later recognized and catalogued by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1990. In the last decade, the CBR initiated a new stage where the information was digitized and the physical preservation of specimens updated to the new rules (such as change from formaldehyde to ethanol). The CBR are now part of GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility), thus making public and available all data collections and their metadata. We have also incorporated the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to monitor and study the geographical distribution of our specimens and moreover, the CBR started to act as repository of DNA voucher collections for genetic analyses. As a unit of service of the ICM-CSIC we think that education and outreach of marine science is of crucial importance for the society and for that reason the CBR take active part in several outreach activities with schools, universities and general public. For more information or details you can visit our webpage (http://cbr.icm.csic.es/en/node) and send us an e-mail (cbr@icm.csic.es). We will be happy to help you.

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Guerrero E, Abelló P, Lombarte A, Villanueva R, Ramón M, Sabatés A, Santos R (2020): Biological Reference Collections ICM-CSIC. v1.28. Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC). Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15470/qlqqdx

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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1d743188-1e65-4d99-a814-fa3fd51f1490.  Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Spain.

Keywords

Occurrence; marine; collection; specimens; fish; crustaceans; molluscs; echinoderms

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Elena Guerrero
Curator
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
https://cbr.icm.csic.es/en
Pere Abelló
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Antoni Lombarte
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Roger Villanueva
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Montserrat Ramón
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Ana Sabatés
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Ricardo Santos
Curator
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Elena Guerrero
Curator
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
https://cbr.icm.csic.es/en

Who filled in the metadata:

Elena Guerrero
Curator
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
https://cbr.icm.csic.es/en
Pere Abelló
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Antoni Lombarte
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Roger Villanueva
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Montserrat Ramón
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Ana Sabatés
Tenured researcher
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Ricardo Santos
Curator
ICM-CSIC
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37.
E-08003 Barcelona
Barcelona
ES
+34 93 230 95 00
Geographic Coverage

Worldwide space coverage Fishes The specimens of the reference collection of Fish come mostly from the following geographical areas: • W Mediterranean (31%): Catalan and Iberian Mediterranean ... • SE Atlantic (28%): Angola, Valdivia Bank, Namibia ... • Central-E Atlantic (8%): Gulf of Guinea, Mauritania, Sahara, Senegal ... • Central-E Pacific (7%): California, Mexico ... • W Indian ocean (7%): Mozambique, Somalia ... Many specimens were collected from fishery research cruises (Atlor, Bathos, Benguela, CEEMEX, Marca, MEDITS, Mozambique, Sahara, Valdivia ...), but also from exchanges, doantions and diverse sampling procedures. Decapods The specimens of the Decapoda-General collection were mainly collected from the following geographical zones: • SE Atlantic Ocean (43 %): Angola, Namibia … • W Mediterranean Sea (36 %) • Central-E Pacific (10 %): Mexico … • Central-E Atlantic Ocean (7 %): Guinea … • And other zones of the Atlantic Ocean (France, Galicia; Newfoundland, Gulf of Mexico, Beagle Channel), the Indian Ocean (Mozambique) and the Antarctic Ocean. Most specimens of the Decapoda-General collection have been collected in oceanographic and fishery research cruises and coastal samplings: Africana, Bathos, Batimar, Benguela, CEEMEX, Marca, MEDITS, Namibia, Valdivia… Cephalopods The collection contains about 1,500 specimens. The two main areas of origin are the SE Atlantic Ocean (62%, Namibia, Valdivia Bank) and the W Mediterranean (33%). There are about 60 species from the SE Atlantic Ocean and about 40 species from the Mediterranean Sea. The main collecting cruises were: Atlor, Bathos, Benguela, MEDITS and Valdivia. Other taxa There are specimens of the phyllum Echinodermata from the deep Mediterranean Sea (up to 2,850 m), belonging to the classes Asteroidea, Echinoidea and Holothuroidea. Cumacean species, the majority of them are types (holotypes, paratypes, allotypes; there are types of 20 species. Their origin is varied: Antarctic Ocean-Shetland Islands, Gulf of Thailand, Pacific Ocean-New Caledonia, Persian Gulf, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea.

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

Phylum Arthropoda

Phylum  Arthropoda
Subphylum  Crustacea
Order  Amphipoda,  Euphausiacea,  Isopoda,  Lophogastrida,  Mysida,  Calanoida,  Scalpelliformes,  Decapoda,  Cumacea

Phylum Mollusca

Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Cephalopoda,  Bivalvia
Order  Myopsida,  Octopoda,  Oegopsida,  Sepiida,  Spirulida,  Vampyromorpha,  Decapodiformes 
Family  Arcidae,  Cardiidae,  Glossidae,  Gryphaeidae,  Limidae,  Mactridae,  Pandoridae,  Pectinidae,  Pharidae,  Pinnidae,  Psammobiidae,  Veneridae,  Anomiidae,  Hiatellidae,  Mytilidae,  Noetiidae,  Nuculidae,  Ostreidae,  Tellinidae,  Solecurtidae,  Pteriidae,  Solenidae,  Nassariidae,  Donacidae,  Lucinidae,  Umbraculidae,  Corbulidae,  Buccinidae

Phylum Echinodermata

Phylum  Echinodermata
Class  Asteroidea,  Crinoidea,  Echinoidea,  Holothuroidea,  Ophiuroidea

Phylum Annelida

Phylum  Annelida
Class  Polychaeta
Order  Eunicida

Kingdom Chromista 

Kingdom  Chromista 
Phylum  Ciliophora 
Class  Oligotrichea
Order  Oligotrichida
Family  Tontoniidae

Phylum Chordata

Phylum  Chordata
Order  Acipenseriformes,  Anguiliformes,  Atheriniformes,  Batrachoidiformes,  Beloniformes,  Beryciformes,  Carcharhiniformes,  Cetomimiformes,  Chimaeriformes,  Clupeiformes,  Cypriniformes,  Dactylopteriformes,  Elopiformes,  Gadiformes,  Gasterosteiformes,  Gobiesociformes,  Heterodontiformes,  Hexanchiformes,  Lamniformes,  Lampridiformes,  Lophiiformes,  Mugiliformes,  Myctophiformes,  Myliobatiformes,  Myxiniformes,  Notacanthiformes,  Ophidiiformes,  Orectolobiformes,  Perciformes,  Petromyzoniformes,  Pleuronectiformes,  Rajiformes,  Salmoniformes,  Scorpaeniformes,  Siluriformes,  Squaliformes,  Squatiniformes,  Stomiiformes,  Syngnathiformes,  Tetraodontiformes,  Torpediniformes,  Zeiformes

Phylumm Mollusca

Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Architectonicidae,  Calliostomatidae,  Calyptraeidae,  Capulidae,  Cassidae,  Clathurellidae,  Columbellidae,  Costellaridae,  Dorididae,  Fasciolariidae,  Marginellidae,  Muricidae,  Naticidae,  Ovulidae,  Polyceridae,  Raphitomidae,  Scaphandridae,  Triviidae,  Trochidae,  Turritellidae,  Aporrhaidae,  Cancellariidae,  Marginellidae,  Ranellidae,  Fissurellidae

Phylum Mollusca

Class  Polyplacophora
Family  Acanthochitonidae

Order Stomatopoda

Phylum  Arthropoda
Subphylum  Crustacea
Order  Stomatopoda
Family  Squillidae,  Hemisquillidae ,  Nannosquillidae,  Parasquillidae

Phylumm Nemertea

Phylum  Nemertea
Class  Anopla
Family  Lineidae

Subphylum Tonicata

Subphylum  Tunicata
Class  Ascidiacea
Order  Phlebobranchia
Family  Ascidiidae

Phylum Sipuncula

Phylum  Sipuncula
Class  Phascolosomatidea,  Sipunculidea

Class Pycnogonida

Class  Pycnogonida 
Temporal Coverage
Formation Period 1975-current
Collection Data
Collection Name General Collection
Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.es/ic_colecciones.php?ID_Coleccion=9751
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Formalin
Curatorial Units Between 27,000 and 29,000 specimen
Additional Metadata
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.15470/qlqqdx
1d743188-1e65-4d99-a814-fa3fd51f1490
https://ipt.gbif.es/resource?r=cbr-icm