Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH)

The UF Invertebrate collection holds ~510,000 databased lots of mollusks and marine invertebrates. It began as a Malacology collection almost 100 years ago and ~85% of the holdings are still mollusks. Since 2000 the collection was expanded to cover all invertebrate phyla, focusing on marine taxa. Today it holds >40,000 species from 28 phyla.
Contact: Gustav Paulay (paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 December 2017
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 588,352 specimen records
  • 316,854 (54%) georeferenced
  • 239,227 (41%) identified to species
  • 1,493 families
  • 4,079 genera
  • 11,050 species
  • 11,258 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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