The Fish Collection contains more than 754 190 specimens in 63 655 lots of fluid-preserved specimens. We have about 1740 type specimens that are mainly paratypes. We have a good representation of freshwater and marine species, predominately from North American high latitudes. The museum holds the best Canadian Arctic and lamprey collection in the world.

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Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Canadian Museum of Nature Fish Collection is 754,190.

Of these 60,907 are databased. This represents 8.1 % of the collection.

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The Canadian Museum of Nature Fish Collection has an estimated 754,190 specimens.
The collection has databased 8.1 % of these (60,907 records).

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