Reference Collections

There are 4 official FishTrace reference collections curated by: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris (MNHN), Natural History Museum in Stockholm (NRM), Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife (TFMC) and Museu Municipal do Funchal (História Natural - MMF).

The FishTrace reference collections in the Museums contain:

  • Voucher specimens preserved in 70% ethanol or 4% formaline (larger specimens)
  • Muscle tissues preserved in 70% ethanol and kept refrigerated
  • Otoliths stored dry
  • DNA samples preserved frozen