Description

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Crustacean Collection was established in 1981 and consists of about 19000 databased specimens and additional material that is not yet registered. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 225 holotypes and over 370 paratype lots.

Specimens can be lent to workers at other institutions upon application and the MAGNT also welcomes visiting researchers.

The collection was established in 1981 and continues to the present.

Taxonomic range

Some of the collection’s strengths are the tropical Palaemonid and Alpheid shrimps and Brachyuran crabs. It also contains substantial holdings of Amphipods and Isopods.

Geographic range

Mostly from the Northern Territory with some material from northern Western Australia and Queensland.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Crustacean Collection is 19,000.

Of these 19,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:11:53.0

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Mudlobster: Thalassina squamifera

MAGNT

Location

19 Conacher St
The Gardens
NT 0820
Australia

Contact

Mr Gavin Dally
Senior Collections Manager, Natural Sciences
phone: +61-(0)8-8999 8247
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Membership

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Entomological Collections (CHAEC)

Member of Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections (CHAFC)

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Crustacean Collection has an estimated 19,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (19,000 records).

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