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African Decapoda Crustacea collection - MUHNAC

Latest version published by National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon on Nov 29, 2018 National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon

The collection of African decapod crustaceans is part of the Crustacea collection of the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa. It comprises 1114 accessions, which correspond to about 4528 specimens of decapod crustaceans belonging to 86 families. Most of these specimens are part of a batch that was deposited in the museum between 1984 and 1990 by the former Instituto de Investigação das Pescas and Centro de Zoologia do Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical and comprises specimens collected in the missions promoted by the Government of Portugal to the former Portuguese territories in Africa, in the decades of 40 to 60 of the sec. XX. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ A colecção de crustáceos decápodes africanos faz parte da Colecção de Crustáceos do Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, Universidade de Lisboa. Compreende 1114 entradas, que correspondem a cerca de 4528 espécimes, pertencentes a 86 famílias. Na sua maioria, estes exemplares fazem parte de um conjunto que foi depositado, entre 1984 e 1990, pelo então Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e pelo Centro de Zoologia do Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical e compreende espécimes colectados em missões aos antigos territórios portugueses em África, promovidas pelo estado português nas décadas de 40 a 60 do séc. XX.

Data Records

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Cartaxana A, Soares L (2018): African Decapoda collection from the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência. National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=african_decapoda_collection_-_museu_nacional_de_historia_natural_e_da_ciencia&

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 013f0b8f-e783-4afe-936a-6095d27dce60.  National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Crustacea; Decapoda; Africa; Indian Ocean; South Atlantic Ocean; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alexandra Cartaxana
Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência PT
Leonor Soares
instituitional fellowship
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alexandra Cartaxana
Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Alexandra Cartaxana
Curator
Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência PT

Geographic Coverage

The collection presents specimens collected in field campaigns carried out in the Portuguese Speaking African Countries, namely Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Cape Verde.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-32.547, -26.367], North East [21.617, 52.734]

Taxonomic Coverage

This collection covers species of the order Decapoda of the Crustacea, that were collected in African East Atlantic and western Indian oceans.

Order  Decapoda
Family  Acidopsidae,  Acidopsidae,  Albuneidae,  Alpheidae,  Alpheidae,  Aristeidae,  Atyidae,  Benthesicymidae,  Calappidae,  Calappidae,  Callianassidae,  Carcinidae,  Carpiliidae,  Crangonidae,  Diogenidae,  Domeciidae,  Dorippidae,  Dorippidae,  Dromiidae,  Epialtidae,  Epialtidae,  Ethusidae,  Eumunididae,  Euryplacidae,  family,  Galatheidae,  Gecarcinidae,  Geryonidae,  Grapsidae,  Hippidae,  Hippolytidae,  Homolidae,  Inachidae,  Inachoididae,  Leucosiidae,  Leucosiidae,  Lithodidae,  Lysmatidae,  Majidae,  Majidae,  Majidae,  Matutidae,  Menippidae,  Munididae,  Nematocarcinidae,  Ocypodidae,  Oplophoridae,  Oziidae,  Paguridae,  Palaemonidae,  Palaemonidae,  Palinuridae,  Pandalidae,  Panopeidae,  Panopeidae,  Parthenopidae,  Pasiphaeidae,  Pasiphaeidae,  Penaeidae,  Penaeidae,  Percnidae,  Pilumnidae,  Pirimelidae,  Plagusiidae,  Polybiidae,  Polybiidae,  Polychelidae,  Porcellanidae,  Porcellanidae,  Portunidae,  Portunidae,  Processidae,  Raninidae,  Raninidae,  Rhynchocinetidae,  Scyllaridae,  Sergestidae,  Sergestidae,  Sesarmidae,  Sicyoniidae,  Solenoceridae,  Trapeziidae,  Upogebiidae,  Varunidae,  Xanthidae,  Xanthidae
Species  Acantharctus posteli,  Acanthocarpus brevispinis,  Acanthonyx lunulatus,  Acidops cessacii,  Aegaeon cataphractus,  Afruca tangeri,  Albunea paretii,  Alpheus bouvieri,  Alpheus dentipes,  Alpheus heterochaelis,  Alpheus holthuisi,  Alpheus malleator,  Alpheus rugimanus,  Apiomithrax bocagei,  Apiomithrax bocagei,  Apiomithrax violaceus,  Aristaeopsis edwardsiana,  Aristeus varidens,  Asthenognathus atlanticus,  Atergatis floridus,  Athanas grimaldii,  Athanas nitescens,  Athanas  nouvelae,  Atya scabra,  Bathynectes maravigna,  Benthesicymus bartletti,  Brachycarpus biunguiculatus,  Calappa gallus,  Calappa granulata,  Calappa hepatica,  Calappa pelii,  Calappa rubroguttata,  Callinectes,  Callinectes amnicola,  Callinectes gladiator,  Callinectes marginatus,  Callinectes pallidus,  Callinectes pallidus,  Cardisoma armatum,  Carpilius convexus,  Chaceon quinquedens,  Challengerosergia talismani,  Cinetorhynchus rigens,  Clibanarius virescens,  Coralliope parvula,  Cronius ruber,  Cryptosoma cristatum,  Cyclograpsus integer,  Cycloxanthops occidentalis,  Dardanus arrosor,  Dardanus calidus,  Dardanus megistos,  Distolambrus maltzami,  Domecia acanthophora,  Dromia  nodosa,  Epixanthus helleri,  Ethusa mascarone,  Euchirograpsus americanus,  Eumunida picta,  Eupilumnus africanus,  Eurypanopeus blanchardi,  Exhippolysmata hastatoides,  Geograpsus lividus,  Glyphus marsupialis,  Glyptoxanthus angolensis,  Goniopsis cruentata,  Grapsus albolineatus,  Grapsus grapsus,  Herbstia rubra,  Hippa testudinaria,  Holthuispenaeopsis atlantica,  Homola barbata,  Hymenopenaeus debilis,  Ilia spinosa,  Inachus angolensis,  Inachus dorsettensis,  Liocarcinus corrugatus,  Machaerus oxyacantha,  Macrobrachium,  Macrobrachium  chevalieri,  Macrobrachium  macrobrachion,  Macrobrachium  vollenhoveni,  Macropodia intermedia,  Macropodia rostrata,  Maja squinado,  Mebeli michaelseni,  Medorippe lanata,  Menippe  nodifrons,  Metapenaeopsis miersi,  Micropisa ovata,  Monodaeus rouxi,  Munida  rutllanti,  Nanocassiope melanodactyla,  Nematocarcinus cursor,  Nematopalaemon hastatus,  Ocypode africana,  Ocypode ceratophthalmus,  Ocypode cursor,  Ocypode kuhlii,  Oplophorus spinosus,  Pachycheles bellus,  Pachygrapsus gracilis,  Pachygrapsus transversus,  Pachygrapsus,  Palaemon elegans,  Panopeus africanus,  Panulirus guttatus,  Panulirus homarus,  Panulirus ornatus,  Panulirus regius,  Paractaea margaritaria,  Paractaea rufopunctata,  Parapenaeus longirostris,  Parapilumnus pisifer,  Parasesarma guttatum,  Paraxanthias eriphioides,  Pasiphaea semispinosa,  Penaeus brasiliensis,  Penaeus duorarum,  Penaeus indicus,  Penaeus kerathurus,  Penaeus kerathurus,  Percnon planissimum,  Petrolisthes,  Petrolisthes lamarckii,  Phyllodorippe armata,  Phyllodorippe armata,  Pilumnus stebbingi,  Pilumnus vespertilio,  Pisa carinimana,  Plagusia depressa,  Platypodiella picta,  Plesionika carinata,  Plesionika heterocarpus,  Plesionika martia,  Plesionika narval,  Polycheles typhlops,  Pontonia pinnophylax,  Portunus  inaequalis,  Processa  intermedia,  Psathyrocaris fragilis,  Psathyrocaris infirma,  Pseudomedaeus africanus,  Pseudomyra mbizi,  Pseudomyra mbizi,  Raninoides bouvieri,  Rhynchocinetes serratus,  Robustosergia robusta,  Sanquerus validus,  Scyllarides latus,  Scyllarides caparti,  Scyllarides herklotsii,  Scyllarides pygmaeus,  Sicyonia carinata,  Sicyonia galeata,  Solenocera membranacea,  Spinolambrus macrochelos,  Spinolambrus macrochelos,  Stenorhynchus seticornis,  Stereomastis sculpta,  Synalpheus tumidomanus,  Thalamita crenata,  Thalamita integra,  Thalamita  crenata,  Thalamita  poissonii,  Thalamita  prymna,  Trapezia cymodoce,  Typton spongicola,  Xaiva mcleayi,  Xantho hydrophilus,  Xantho pilipes,  Xanthodius inaequalis

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1945-01-11 / 1972-11-28

Sampling Methods

Sampling was carried out in Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau, integreted in several missions in these territories since 1945. There was not a common sampling methods for all the events. Sampling was made from oceanegraphic ships with several collecting methods or by hand on the coastal zone or in estuaries and rivers

Study Extent This dataset contains data from an African Decapoda collection that includes specimens from scientific/biodiversity studies from missions carried out by the portuguese governament and the ancient portuguese territories in Africa.
Quality Control Specimens were checked individually and all the data available in the catalog and data sheets for each specimen was confirmed and digitized.

Method step description:

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Collection Data

Collection Name African Decapod Crustacea
Parent Collection Identifier MB12
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol