Ichthyological collection of the museu oceanográfico D. Carlos I

Ana Serra Silva, Maria Pitta Groz*, Paula Leandro, Carlos A. Assis, Rui Figueira

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The collection of the Museu Oceanográfico D. Carlos I is a historical specimen, instrument, and docu­ment collection that has been housed at the Aquário Vasco da Gama since 1935. The collection is largely the result of several scientific campaigns conducted by Dom Carlos de Bragança between 1896 and 1907. Specifically, the ichthyological collection consists of 675 surviving catalogue records of specimens caught, acquired or offered to D. Carlos I between 1892 to 1907, and includes the type specimen for Odontaspis nasutus Bragança, 1904 (junior synonym of Mitsukurina owstoni Jordan, 1898), along with several specimens of deep sea species. All specimens were captured in coastal Portuguese waters, and were preserved in alcohol, formalin, or mounted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-148
Number of pages12
Issue number752
Early online date23 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2018


  • Actinopterygii
  • Animalia
  • D. Carlos I
  • Elasmobranchii
  • Holocephali
  • Myxini
  • Natural History collection
  • Occurrence
  • Petromyzonti
  • Portugal


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