The Porifera collection at the MZS comprises some 2000 specimens and is the most reference-rich ensemble of the museum collections with 111 valid types. The specimens have broad worldwide origins and were collected in their vast majority in the second half of the 19th century. Two ensembles are particularly valuable: one is the collection of Oskar Schmidt (ca. 600) with his collects in the Adriatic and more generally the Mediterranean seas. It is combined with close to 200 sponges collected by Alexander Agassiz during his journeys with the US Coast Survey along the Atlantic coasts of the Americas, and which were analysed by Schmidt. The second large collection is that from Japanese seas gathered by Ludwig Döderlein in 1879-1881 (200 exemplars). They are all from the Sagami bay area. The MZS Porifera collection was later (first half of 20th century) revised and completed by Emile Topsent who collected in the Naples area. Several other collectors should be mentioned to refine the view: Arnold Edward Ortmann with specimens from Tanzanian coasts, Ernst Haeckel (Adriatic sea), Nathaniel Gist Gee (Chinese coasts), Karl Möbius (North see and Mauritius), Alexandre Myèvre (Mediterranean sea) and several expeditions: the Deutsche Tiefsee Expedition (1898-1899), the Deutsche Südpolar Expedition (1901-1903), the Barents (1882), Varna (1883) and Hassler (1871) Expeditions.
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 1,871 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.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
free according to the standards of scientific publications Users should cite the Zoological Collections of the City of Strasbourg
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Musée Zoologique de la Ville de Strasbourg. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6cdfe092-cd6a-4f80-8d21-523c9f4a75e8. Musée Zoologique de la Ville de Strasbourg publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF France.
Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence
- Originator ●
- Point Of Contact
- Metadata Provider ●
|South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]