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: 1 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 707,669 specimen records
  • 412,043 (58%) georeferenced
  • 33,042 (5%) with images (40,211 total images)
  • 454,032 (64%) identified to species
  • 1,781 families
  • 8,559 genera
  • 36,956 species
  • 39,126 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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