NPM - Coleção de Peixes do NUPEM

UFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Instituto de Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade
Caixa Postal 119331
Macaé - RJ - Brazil

The NUPEM Fish Collection (NPM) currently holds approximately 25,000 specimens in over 1,800 lots, representing about 450 fish species. A significant part of continental fish fauna from Norte Fluminense and deep-sea Campos Basin is represented in the collection. The NPM also includes specimens collected in other Brazilian regions as well as other countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania, acquired through exchanges with foreign institutions. The collection represents adequately the fish diversity from Norte Fluminense and the Campos Basin, regions heavily threatened by several environmental impacts. The NPM is recognized in the most recent compilation of ichthyological collections of the "American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists," as well as "Catalog of Fishes".

Online since: 26/11/2012
Last update: 15/05/2024

Number of records

Total: 6,588
Online: 7,485
Georeferenced: 5,925
(by municipality: 1,043)
With images: 0

Conditions for using the data

Data records of NPM are available for use, under the following conditions: any use of the data records in analyzes or reports must be acknowledged, with indication of original data; the curator must be notified; data, even partial, can not be distributed without the explicit written permission of the curator. A copy of any publication in which data are cited must be sent to curator. Researchers and their institutions are responsible for the proper use of the data. The NPM does not ensure the specimens identification.

How to cite

Coleção de Peixes do Instituto de Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade, Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroJaneiro


Director or head of department:
Francisco de Assis Esteves
Fabio Di Dario
Michael Maia Mincarone
Manoela Woitovicz Cardoso