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

Merced County Fairy Shrimp 1998-1999

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

Federally-listed vernal pool crustaceans survey for the UC Merced/University community planning area in Eastern Merced County, California. US Fish and Wildlife Service conducted surveys during 1998/1999 wet season to identify the presence and distribution of vernal pool branchiopods (particularly Branchinecta conservatio, Conservancy fairy shrimp) within the planning area. Planning area is approximately 36,000 acres and located northeast of the city of Merced, directly east of Lake Yosemite in Merced County. A total of 713 vernal pools were sampled from in the planning area.

Background (Top)

No information available.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Eastern Merced County, CA, wet season 1998/1999.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Almost entirely Anostraca: Branchinectidae and a few Chirocephalidae. Most are adults, some subadults which could not be identified to species.

Documentation (Top)

see attached pdf

Description of Collection (Top)

Males, females and immature specimens are in this collection.

Collection Inventory (Top)

982 lots, sorted and identified; fixed and preserved in 95% ethanol

Collection Assets (Top)

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06/05/2012 View [10701.3 kB] Fish and Wildlife Service documention accompanying this collection.

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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