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: 25 May 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 580,660 specimen records
  • 308,691 (53%) georeferenced
  • 193,617 (33%) identified to species
  • 1,474 families
  • 3,275 genera
  • 7,799 species
  • 8,004 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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