The UF Invertebrate collection holds ~580,000 databased lots of mollusks and marine invertebrates. It began as a Malacology collection almost 100 years ago and the collection is particularly strong in non-marine mollusks. Approximately ~85% of the holdings are mollusks but since 2000 the collection was expanded to cover all invertebrate phyla, focusing on marine taxa. Today it holds >40,000 species from 28 phyla and is currently available via the Integrated Publishing Toolkit and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. However, this is a subset of that data prepared for ingest by OBIS. This means that only records with geographic coordinates (lat/lon), scientific names that matched to the World Register of Marine Species, event date and not found on land were included in the subset.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 96,775 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
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This resource has not been registered with GBIF
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marine, harvested by iOBIS