Collections

List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Other invertebrates

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
Antarctic Plant Database

Database of the BAS Herbarium - This database contains information on the herbarium specimens held in the herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey (international code AAS) as well as information about specimens collected in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and held in other world herbaria. There are over 70 000 records, predominantly of mosses and lichens, but also of vascular plants, ferns, fungi and algae collected in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions as well as some from surrounding continents, particularly South America. The collection from South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands started in 1775 and from Antarctica in 1834. Documents relating to the Herbarium are kept in the BAS Archives (LS2/4). NOTE - this is a copy of the master BAS set and is in need of updating.

Taxa - Insects, Lichens, Other invertebrates, Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial, Limnetic,

Dr Pete Convey and Dr Helen Peat

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa:2,846
Records:66,827
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 86.5 to 75.2
Longitude: -174.2 to 179.9
Years: 1775 to 2005
British Antarctic Survey invertebrate collection

Invertebrate specimen collection details for specimens in the British Antarctic Survey invertebrate collection.

Taxa - Insects, Other invertebrates,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,

Dr Helen Peat

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 173
Records: 5,108
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 78.0 to - 51.4
Longitude: -140.3 to 171.2
Years: 1960 to 2028
Invertebrate survey, Heard Island 2001

included 60 sites in the survey design, distributed across Heard Island in five areas or blocks: Round Hill, Scarlet Hill, Cape Lockyer, Long Beach and Mt Drygowski. This level of sampling was achievable within the five-month period and was sufficient to produce reliable statistical models of invertebrate distribution in the subantarctic.

Taxa - Other invertebrates,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [invert_heard] Date activated - May 2008
Kendi Davies

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 10
Records: 918
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 53.2 to - 53.0
Longitude: 73.4 to 73.7
Years: 2001 to 2001
Invertebrates compiled by W.Block

Observations taken from literature cited by W.Block. Data includes 800 species, 220 references and 3000 observations. There are some marine species that are listed in SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS).

Taxa - Insects, Mites, Other invertebrates, Rotifers, Tardigrades,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [block_invertebrates] Date activated - March 2008
Bill Block

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 706
Records: 2,863
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 85.2 to 62.0
Longitude: -176.0 to 172.5
Years: to
Marine fauna survey of the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island, 1981-82

This dataset is a description of the shallow coastal marine fauna found in the Vestfold Hills and Rauer Island area, Antarctica. The results are from various surveys in this region over a 12 month period in 1981-82, and a full listing of species (with photographs) is given in the documentation. It includes benthic, pelagic and planktonic organisms of the coast as well as those that inhabit the ice-water interface.

Taxa - Arthropods, Crustacea, Other invertebrates,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [marine_fauna_vestfold] Date activated - July 2007
M.J. Tucker and H.R. Burton

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 170
Records: 366
SCAR-MarBIN: 359
Extents
Latitude: - 68.9 to - 68.3
Longitude: 77.7 to 78.6
Years: to
Squid collection from 1995/96 V4 BROKE

Squid collected as a product of fish surveys. Some records here are not in the RMT trawl collection of pelagic fish for this voyage.

Taxa - Cephalopods, Other invertebrates,

Habitat Domain - Marine,


DiGIR Resource name [broke_squid] Date activated - Dec 2010
Clive Crossley

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 5
Records: 53
SCAR-MarBIN: 52
Extents
Latitude: - 65.5 to - 62.6
Longitude: 80.0 to 150.0
Years: 1996 to 1996
Total records:    76,135
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:     411