CRMB - Coleção de Referência de Macroinvertebrados Bentônicos

UFMG - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Departamento de Biologia Geral
Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627 - Campus UFMG - ICB - Biologia Geral - CP.486 - Pampulha
Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil

The Benthic Macroinvertebrates Reference Collection of the Laboratory Ecology of Benthos, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais was created in 1997. This collection comprises 16,500 registers from different lotic and lentic ecosystems in Brazil and other countries. The taxa (with one or more organisms) are preserved in tubes, glasses, and wardrobes. In the tomb notebooks are registered: the taxonomical identification, origin, collection method, number of individuals, sample number and field observations. Besides the maintenance of the Reference Collection, a database is being constructed with the benthic biodiversity information. Up to this moment, the database has almost 71,000 registers preserved in 6,000 tubes and in 174 glasses. The incorporation of new organisms to the Collection is of c. 7,100 (+ 7,471) organisms per year. The aquatic insects are the main abundant and taxonomic diverse in the Collection. Diptera, Ephemeroptera, and Trichoptera were the most numerical important groups, with respectively 37.9%, 16.7%, and 14.5%. Among the Dipterans, Chironomidae comprises 59 genera.

Online since: 03/06/2014
Last update: 07/05/2019

Number of records

Total: 16,500
Online: 10,945
Georeferenced: 0
(by municipality: 6,233)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The data collection are restricted to managerial, scientific , educational, public administration and service to the various demands of organs for ecological and taxonomic studies use. The use of any data collection must be properly credited to the given collection through the service provider 's name and respecting the guidelines for specific use of this collection. This credit must be made in any publication , advertisement, correspondence or public demonstration that allude to or mention such data . However, will not be allowed to external users use for commercial purposes by downloading ( download) , reproduction, publication , distribution or reprinting of the total - or a substantial portion of the total - information , records exceptions with proper authorization of the legal representative . Users of the collection should be instructed to send to the respective Trustee a copy of any publications that make use of your data via query to the database , or directly from biological material from this collection . Users must comply with any grace period or restriction of access a dataset may contain. The provider shall not be liable under any circumstances for any damages or loss that result from the use of your data biological collection made public it may have caused , either individuals , whether legal entities.

How to cite

Coleção de Referência de Macroinvertebrados Bentônicos/ICB/UFMG, BENTOS


Director or head of department:
Paulina Maria Maia Barbosa
Marcos Callisto de Faria Pereira
Juliana Silva França
Katiene Pimenta Santiago