Hereafter is a list, arranged by alphabetical name of country, of selected scientific Institutions that hold types or significant collections of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes. Their code corresponds to those officials labels that are preceding type numbers in the type series of the database.

The official Museum abbreviations, worldwide, are listed at ASIH (American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists).

Those Institutions, quoted with an asterisk, are targets for donations to avoid sprinkling, i.e. those more important institutions in the major countries where Killi-hobbyists are located. In case of higher than standard donation, the selection is entirely open.
Links to specific websites are listed in italics, with the global URL in the first column, and a direct access to the fish collection page in the second column (sometimes broken).
Two global portals are also worth searching : FISHBASE (world) and NEODAT III (central and south America)

At the end of this page, another table shows the scientific magazines with regular publications on Killifish and online abstracts : direct ACCESS.



INSTITUTIONS (last update : April 29. 2012)


MD Dundo, Angola Museo do Dundo, Dundo, C.P. 54 Chitato, Lunda/Norte
MACN Buenos Aires, Argentina Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Bernardino Ridavia, Av. Angel Gallardo 470, 20%5 Buenos Aires
MLP La Plata, Argentina Museo de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque, 1900 La Plata
NMW  Vienna, Austria (*) Naturhistorisches Museum, Postfach 417, Burgring 1, A-1014 Wien
IRSNB Bruxelles, Belgium Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 31 rue Vautier, B-1040 Bruxelles
MRAC Tervuren, Belgium (*) Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, B-1980 Tervuren
INPA Manaus, Brazil Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Estrada do Aleixo 1756, 69000 Manaus, Amazonas
MNRJ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (*) Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Quinta da Boa Vista, 20942 Rio de Janeiro
MZUSP Sao Paulo, Brazil Universidade de Sao Paulo, Museu de Zoologia, Caixa Postal 7172, 04263 Sao Paulo (*)
PUCRS Porto Alegre, Brazil Museu de Ciencias, Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Ipiranga 6681, Caixa Postale 1429, 90000 Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
NMC Ottawa, Canada (*) National Museums of Canada, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8
DBCUCH Santiago, Chile Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Biologia Celular y Genetica, Santiago, Chile
MHNV Valparaiso, Chile Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso, calle Errazuriz 254, Playa Ancha, Valparaiso
ICNMNH Bogota, Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Museo de Historia Natural, apartado Aero, 23227 Bogota
UCR San Jose, Costa Rica Universidad de Costa Rica, Museo de Zoologia, Depto. da Biologia, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Ciudad Univ. Rodrigo Facio, San Jose
IZAC Habana, Cuba Academia de Ciencias, Instituto de Zoologia, Habana
ZMUC Copenhagen, Denmark (*) Kobenhavns Universitet, Zoologisk Museum, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen
MNHN Paris, France (*) Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, 43 rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France
SMF Frankfurt, Germany Natur-Museum und Forschung-Institut Senckenberg, Senckenberg Anlage 25, 6000 Frankfurt am Main 1
MTD Dresden, Germany Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde, Auguststrasse 2, 801 Dresden
ZFMK Bonn, Germany Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander König, Adenauerallee 150-164, 5300 Bonn 1
ZMB Berlin, Germany (*) Universität Humboldt, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, 104 Berlin
ZMH Hamburg, Germany Universität Hamburg, Zoologisches Institut und Museum, Martin Luther King Platz 3, D- 2000 Hamburg 15
ZSM Munich, Germany Zoologische Staatssammlung München
ZMA Amsterdam, Holland* Universiteit van Amsterdam, Zoologisch Museum, Plantage Middenlaan 53, Amsterdam-C
RMNH Leiden, Holland Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Postbus 9517, 2300 Leiden
BMNH London, Great Britain (*) British Museum (Natural History), department of Zoology, Cromwell road, London SW7 5BD
NMNH New Delhi, India National Museum of Natural History, Barakhamba road, FICCI Museum bldg, 110 001 New Delhi
ZSI Calcutta, India Zoological Survey of India, 27 Jawaharial Nehru road, 700 016 Calcutta, West Bengal
TAU Tel Aviv, Israel Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel Aviv
IZA Aquila, Italy* Universita di l'Aguila, Instituto di Zoologia, Piazza Reg. Margherita 7, 67100 Aquila
MSNG Genova, Italy Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Giacomo Doria, via Brigata Liguria 9, 16121 Genova
MSNM Milano, Italy Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Corso Venezia 55, 20121 Milano
UANL Monterrey, Mexico Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
MNHNM Mexico City, Mexico Museo Nacional de Historia Natural Mexico, DF
MNHNP Asuncion, Paraguay Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, edificio Patria, Tacuari E/25 de Mayo, Cer. Cora, Asuncion
IMARPE Lima, Peru Instituto del Mar del Peru, Esq. Gamarra y Gral Valle S/N Chucuito, Callao-Casilla 3734, Lima
MB Lisboa, Portugal* Universidade de Lisboa, Museu Bocage, rua da Escola Politecnica, 1200 Lisboa 2
AMG Johannesburg, South Africa Albany Museum, Somerset street, Grahamstown 620%, Cape Province
RUSI Grahamstown, South Africa South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (formerly the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology), Private Bag 1015, Grahamstown 6140
MNCNM Madrid, Spain (*) Museo Nacional de Cincias Naturales, Madrid
NRM Stockholm, Sweden* Naturhistorika Rijskmuseet, box 50007, S- 10405 Stockholm
ZMUU Uppsala, Sweden Uppsala Universtet, Zoologiska Museet, P.O. Box 256, S- 75105 Uppsala
MHNG Geneva, Switzerland (*) Museum d'Hisoire Naturelle, route de Malagnou, case postale 284, CH-1211 Genève 6
MHNM Montevideo, Uruguay Museo de Historia Natural de Montevideo, Montevideo
ZVC Montevideo, Uruguay Dept. Zoologia Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo
AMNH New York, USA American Museum of Natural History, 79th St. and Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
ANSP Philadelphia, USA Academy of Natural Science, 19th and the Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
CAS San Francisco, USA (*) California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118
FLMNH Gainesville, USA University of Florida, Florida State Museum, Gainesville, Florida 32601
FMNH Chicago, USA Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt road and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois
INHS Champaign, USA Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody drive, Champaign, Illinois
KU Lawrence, USA Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Dyche Hall, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7561
LACM Los Angeles, USA Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, 900 Exposition rd, Los Angeles, California
MCZ Harvard, USA Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
SIUE Edwardsville, USA Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville), box 65, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
TNHC Austin, USA Texas Natural History Collections, 10100 N. Burnet Road, TX 78758-4445, Austin, Texas
TU New Orleans, USA Tulane University, Department of Zoology, 6823 St Charles Av., New Orleans, Louisiana
UMMZ Ann Arbor, USA University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
USNM Washington DC, USA (*) National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
MBUCV Caracas, Venezuela Universidad Central de Venezuela, Museo de Biologia, Apartado 59058, Caracas 1051
MCNG Guanare, Venezuela Museo Ciencias Naturales Guanare, Portuguesa 3310






Aqua Europe aqua: Journal of Ichthyology & Aquatic Biology, (4), 1994
Copeia USA Copeia ASIH,, (4)
Cybium France Cybium Société Française d'Ichtyologie,, (4), 1977
I.E.F. Deutschland Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters,, (4), 1990 
J.N.I. Brasil Journal Neotropical Ichthyology,, (4), 2003
Mol. Phyl. Evol.   Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
, (12), 1992
Zootaxa USA (online) Mapress,, (several thousands), 2001




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