Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (BIOUG) - Marine Invertebrates

Latest version published by University of Guelph on Apr 21, 2017 University of Guelph

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (BIOUG) will be releasing data on marine invertebrates to the public domain as the data is published in peer-reviewed journals. Every specimen in the resource is digitized, and the exact storage location of each specimen is tracked in a collection management information system for quick reference and retrieval. The databased information for every voucher is also archived in the Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD), permitting the permanent storage, validation and analysis of barcode sequence data and associated specimen metadata. As of April 2017, this resource contains specimen information from the following resources: 1. Carr, C. M., Hardy, S. M., Brown, T. M., Macdonald, T. A., & Hebert, P. D. N. (2011). A tri-oceanic perspective: DNA barcoding reveals geographic structure and cryptic diversity in Canadian polychaetes. PLoS One, 6(7), e22232. 2. Layton, K. K., Martel, A. L., & Hebert, P. D. N. (2014). Patterns of DNA barcode variation in Canadian marine molluscs. PLoS One, 9(4), e95003.

Data Records

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 3,464 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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 3,464 records in English (185 KB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Telfer A, deWaard J (2017): Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (BIOUG) - Marine Invertebrates. v1.1. University of Guelph. Dataset/Occurrence. http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=cbg_marine&v=1.1

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Guelph. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5ca5f0b6-d221-4f69-b7ac-8579180942b5.  University of Guelph publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Angela Telfer
Data Management Lead - Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext.58125
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/
Jeremy deWaard
Associate Director – Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52258
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Jeremy deWaard
Associate Director – Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52258
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/

Who filled in the metadata:

Jeremy deWaard
Associate Director – Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52258
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/
Angela Telfer
Data Management Lead - Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 58125
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Owner
Jeremy deWaard
Associate Director – Collections
Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph 50 Stone Road East N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario CA 519-824-4120 ext. 52258
http://biodiversitygenomics.net/units/collections/

Geographic Coverage

The majority of the records included in this resource were collected in Canada, with the remainder collected in Florida (United States of America) and Greenland. Detailed collection information for each resource include the field id, location and latitude and longitude are included for each record.

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.93, -169.26], North East [83.93, -6.52]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens were identified to the lowest level of taxonomy possible, using a combination of morphological identification and taxonomic assignment based on DNA barcode sequence similarity.

Phylum  Annelida,  Cnidaria,  Mollusca

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1999-07-27 / 2011-10-17

Sampling Methods

Carr, C. M., Hardy, S. M., Brown, T. M., Macdonald, T. A., & Hebert, P. D. N. (2011). A tri-oceanic perspective: DNA barcoding reveals geographic structure and cryptic diversity in Canadian polychaetes. PLoS One, 6(7), e22232. "A total of 2324 polychaetes were collected (detailed specimen information is available in the “Polychaetes of North America (PONA)” project on BOLD; www.barcodinglife.org [35]) between 1999 and 2009 from eight locations in Canada and Alaska. These sites included Bamfield (British Columbia; n = 553), Bering Sea (Alaska; n = 137), Chukchi Sea (Alaska; n = 26), Churchill (Manitoba; n = 864), Resolute (Nunavut; n = 167), Igloolik (Nunavut; n = 91), Torngat Mountains National Park (Newfoundland and Labrador; n = 77), and St. Andrews (New Brunswick; n = 409). Samples from most sites were collected in the intertidal zone or from nearshore coastal habitats using subtidal dredges, diving, and plankton tows. Bering and Chukchi Sea samples were obtained from ship-based sampling in offshore waters (40–60 m water depth) using a van Veen grab and a plumb-staff beam trawl with 4 mm mesh. Samples were sieved on 1 and 0.5 mm mesh. Whenever possible, multiple specimens of each morphospecies were collected. Specimens were fixed in either 70 or 90% ethanol, which was replaced at least three times to prevent dilution, and preserved in 95% ethanol." Layton, K. K., Martel, A. L., & Hebert, P. D. N. (2014). Patterns of DNA barcode variation in Canadian marine molluscs. PLoS One, 9(4), e95003. "A total of 2352 specimens were collected from 1999 to 2012 at sites across Canada (Figure 1). One quarter (666) of these specimens were collected from Alaska, Greenland and Iceland, although species found in these locations also exist in Canadian waters. ... When possible, five specimens per species were collected from intertidal or subtidal habitats using plankton nets, small dredges, and SCUBA diving, but samples from the Beaufort Sea were collected from deep subtidal soft-bottom habitats using an Agassiz trawl. Specimens were immediately fixed in 90–100% ethanol, with subsequent replacement of ethanol to prevent its dilution. During fixation, the opercula of gastropods were removed, and the shells of bivalves were separated to ensure preservation of internal tissues. After each collecting trip, specimens were placed in fresh 95% ethanol and stored at −20°C."

Study Extent Please review the referenced papers for study extent.
Quality Control All specimens are visible on BOLD (www.boldsystems.org). Through comparison with other specimens using their DNA barcode sequences, contaminated specimens and misidentifications were discovered and fixed where possible. Fields underwent a data cleansing process to ensure data were entered in a standardized matter.

Method step description:

  1. Please review the referenced papers for step description.

Collection Data

Collection Name Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
Collection Identifier BIOUG
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Additional Metadata

All data included in this release are publicly available on the Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD; www.boldsystems.org). Each specimen is also linked to a COI DNA barcode deposited in GenBank at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/).

Purpose To present in one resource the published marine invertebrate data archived at the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (BIOUG) of the University of Guelph.
Maintenance Description The resource will be updated as needed, when significant changes to the original resource have developed or additional publications have come to the attention of the resource creator.
Alternative Identifiers http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=cbg_marine