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

Phil Pepe, Mexico 1976

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

These polychaetes came from rarely sampled intertidal habitats from the southern tip of Baja California and throughout the Gulf of California, Mexico.

Background (Top)

Dr. Pepe was a Pd.D. student under the direction of Drs. Richard Brusca and Kristian Fauchald at the University of Southern California studying intertidal bioerosion and endolithic (rock-dwelling) fauna. He assembled a series of samples collected by him, Brusca, and various colleagues for his research. These samples were kept together as a subset of the LACM-AHF Polychaete Collection.

Pepe, P. 1983. Bioerosion by a polychaete annelid, Eunice afra Peters, at Puerto Peñasco, Gulf of California, Mexico. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.

Pepe, P.J. 1985. Littoral endolithic fauna of the Central American Isthmus. Revista de Biologia Tropical 33(2): 191-194.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Sampling occurred in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Jalisco, and Sinaloa between August-October 1976.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

Mostly polychaetes; a few non-polychaetes may be in some of the jars.

Documentation (Top)

Original field notes held by H. Harris in Polychaetes.

Description of Collection (Top)

The specimens were fixed in 10% formalin-seawater. They were briefly rinsed in fresh water, then transferred to 70% ethanol in 2010.

Collection Inventory (Top)

41 jars containing 1 to 20 lots each.

Collection Assets (Top)

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08/28/2009 View [21.0 kB] Raw data file from L. Harris.

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
02/19/2010 0% 0% 0% 100%

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.
02/19/2010 0% 0% 0% 100%

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.
02/19/2010 0% 0% 100% 0%

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.
02/19/2010 100% 0%
Data has been entered into DB. Labels need to prepared and associated with specimens.

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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