Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

Cocos Island Kaiser & Kuck

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

Specimens collected by Kirstie Kaiser, private collector and associate of the LACM Malacology department. Kirstie made several trips to islands in the eastern Pacific including Clipperton, often returning collections of shells and other invertebrates to the Museum. NHM benefited from several of these trips. She made one trip Hans G. Kuck to Cocos and this material was permanently gifted to the museum.

Background (Top)

No information available.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Cocos Island 1986-1992

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Decapoda, Isopoda, Amphipoda, Tanaidacea, coral

Documentation (Top)

Kaiser, K.L. 2007.  The Recent molluscan fauna of Île de Clipperton (tropical eastern Pacific).  The Festivus (supplement) 39: iii + 1-162, figs. 1-26, pls. 1-43.

Description of Collection (Top)

Mostly 70% EtOH preserved collection as well as a few dry coral specimens housed in the LACM Crustacea collection room. Most specimens identified to at least order. Specimens have been integrated into the collection by taxon.

Collection Inventory (Top)

ca. 800 lots.

Collection Assets (Top)

No collection assets available.

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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