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In 1889, the Bishop Museum received its first collection of fishes, consisting of 27 specimens taken by the U.S. Fish Commission's vessel Albatross off the west coast of North America. The collection grew steadily under Alvin Seale, who worked in the capacity of Collector for the Museum from 1899 to 1903. He collected fishes from
Started in 1889, the Bishop Museum Ichthyology collection is among the largest and most complete for the vast Indo-Pacific region. It contains over 40,000 cataloged lots, including over 3,000 type specimens. The primary emphasis of the collection is tropical coral-reef fishes within the Indo-Pacific, but it also includes material from pelagic and deep-sea environments. The