MCP-Crustaceos - Coleção de Crustáceos

PUC - Pontifícia Universidade Católica
PUC-RS - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul;
Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia;
Av. Ipiranga 6681 - prédio 40
Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

The crustacean collection has over 3,000 lots with approximately 68,000 specimens, distributed in 50 families, 110 genera and 202 species. It currently has one holotype and eight paratypes.
The earliest records of the collection date from the 60's, coming mainly from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. There is also material from other states, covering all regions of Brazil, as well as representatives from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay. Among the material in the collection, we emphasize those collected for environmental studies, mainly related to the construction of hydroelectric plants. The largest diversity of the collection is in Decapoda, with more recent increase in the Isopoda due to the inclusion of fish parasites from lake Guaíba/RS. Specimens are kept in 70% ethanol and organized in a special room in phylogenetic order to groups up to family and in alphabetical order, the lower taxons.

Online since: 01/03/2012
Last update: 09/05/2022

Number of records

Total: 5,000
Online: 3,220
Georeferenced: 3,045
(by municipality: 69)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

The information on database of the Crustacean Collection of the Museum of Science and Technology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (MCT-PUCRS) should be used strictly for educational, scientific and environmental management, and assigned to the MCT-PUCRS, along with the citation of the collection and their respective acronym (MCP). The MCT-PUCRS aims to maintain and provide the databases of their collections with maximal accuracy, however, gives no warrant regarding the reliability, completeness and updating of the information contained on these bases. The user must check the data before using them for any purpose mentioned above.

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Director or head of department:
Carlos Alberto S. de Lucena