The cnidarians collection (IK) of the *Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle* (MNHN - Paris)

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12 July 2021
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The collection of **cnidarians**, comprising about 80 000 lots, combines old specimens from all oceans. Two CRLFs follow this word: These specimens are preserved in either alcohol, dry, as slides, or in a separate herbaria for some hydroids and sea fans. One CRLF follows this word: The oldest specimens (1706-1707) of Hydroids and Octocorallia of the collection are preserved in herbaria made by Sébastien Vaillant. A new paragraph follows this word:

The story is revealed on the label and recalls the big names such as a list made with CRLFs follows: Peron and Lesueur; Savigny; Jean-Baptiste Lamarck; Quoy and Gaimard; Valenciennes; and H. Milne-Edwards and Haime. Generations of scientists have enriched the collection, thanks to naturalist expeditions like that of Egypt (1800-1804), Baudin on the western coast of Australia, the Astrolabe (1837-1840), and the two French Antarctic expeditions in early twentieth century. New paragraph.

For forty years, various campaigns in the

  • Atlantic (Thalassa, Biogas ...),
  • the sub-Antarctic (on the Marion Dufresne),
  • the Indo-Pacific (program MUSORSTOM / Deep-Sea Benthos),
  • and the great expeditions (Santo, Vanuatu 2006, Guadeloupe 2012) made for the "Planet revisited" program,
enriched the collection. Scientists donate collections made throughout their careers, as is the case of the collections of G. Faure, J. Laborel, M. Pichon, B. Salvat, H. Zibrowius ... Specimens sampled by J. Goy in the Mediterranean, Brazil, and Australia expanded the collection of Jellyfish.

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Data Records

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Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; Cnidaria; Marine; Invertebrates; Zoology; Taxonomy; Specimens; Collections; Types; Occurrence


  • Originator
Simon Chagnoux
  • Metadata Provider
Aude Andouche
  • Point Of Contact
Jerôme Mainguy
  • Content Provider
Cyndie Dupoux
  • Content Provider
Pierre Lozouet
  • Content Provider
Sébastien Soubzmaigne
  • Content Provider
Cyril Chambard
  • Content Provider

Geographic Coverage

Geographic coverage description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxonomic coverage description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period Formation period
Living Time Period Living time period

Project Data

Project data description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Title Project title
Study Area Description Study area description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.
Design Description Design description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

The personnel involved in the project:

Aude Andouche

Sampling Methods

Sampling description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Study Extent Study extent, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.
Quality Control Quality control, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Method step description:

  1. Step description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Additional Metadata

Additional information, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.

Purpose Purpose, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.
Maintenance Description Maintenance description, two CRLF And one CRLF. And final line.
Alternative Identifiers 325954f4-44bb-4309-8a7b-34adc816d8ea