Description

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Coelenterate Collection, established in 1981, consists of about 17,000 databased specimens. The majority of the specimens have been collected from locations in Northern Australia. The collection includes 108 holotypes and 242 paratypes. The collection mainly focuses on shallow water tropical species from the Indo-Pacific, but also includes deep water material from Southern Australia. The collection also includes a small amount of comparative material from the rest of the world.

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

The main focus of the collection is the Anthozoan sub class Octocorallia, with substantial holdings of Scleractinia and Hydroida.

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 Coelenterate Collection is 17,000.

Of these 17,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

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Metadata last updated on 2017-01-09 19:11:29.0

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Soft coral: Sarcophyton

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 Coelenterate Collection has an estimated 17,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (17,000 records).

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