Field numbers or tin tag numbers of specimens taken on the Navy surveying expedition to the Phoenix Islands 1939 for the United States National Museum by Leonard P. Schultz, Curator of Fishes, acc. 151,472

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This volume is a log of specimens collected by Leonard P. Schultz and others for the Navy surveying expedition to the Phoenix Islands [Phoenix Group] in 1939. Specimens are primarily fish, but also include birds, invertebrates, and other taxa. Records are entered by field or tag number, which span from U-39-1 to U-39-992 and U-01000 to U-01104. Each record generally includes date, locality, and specimens collected. Capture method and color notes are also included for some records. A few hand-colored drawings of fish are included in the volume. Localities include Canton Island [Kanton], Enderbury Island [Enderbury Atoll], Hull Island [Orona], Swains Island, Tutuila Island [Tutuila], Rose Island, and other islands and at-sea localities in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Enderbury Atoll
  • Orona
  • Swains Island
  • Phoenix Group
  • Tutuila
  • Rose Island
  • American Samoa
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Kiribati
  • Kanton


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Logbooks
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA RU007220

Collection name

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), collected notes, lists, catalogs, illustrations, and records on fishes, circa 1835-1974 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Fishes


Series 2, Schultz 5