Florida Museum of Natural History (UF)

The UF Invertebrate collection holds >620,000 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.
Contacts: Gustav Paulay (paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 28 July 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 654,772 specimen records
  • 363,443 (56%) georeferenced
  • 2,021 (0.31%) with images
  • 351,287 (54%) identified to species
  • 1,632 families
  • 7,092 genera
  • 27,245 species
  • 26,047 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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