Oregon State Ichthyology Collection (OSU-OSIC)

The Oregon State Ichthyology Collection (OSIC) contains nearly a quarter million preserved specimens of fishes, as well as associated genetic resources. OSIC is a biodiversity library focused on documenting, understanding and protecting the fishes of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The OSIC supports research on taxonomy, biogeography, genetics, evolution, conservation, anatomy and ecology, loans specimens to researchers inside and outside Oregon, engages students in classes on ichthyology and fish systematics, and hosts school groups for hands-on educational activities using an extensive teaching collection.
Curator: Brian Sidlauskas, Brian.Sidlauskas@oregonstate.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 27 August 2021
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Oregon State University
Collection Statistics
  • 22,554 specimen records
  • 16,189 (72%) georeferenced
Extra Statistics