San Diego Natural History Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection (SDNHM-MarineInvertebrates)

The SDNHM Marine Invertebrates collection holds approximately 5 million specimens, emphasizing mollusks and crustaceans of southern California, Baja California, and the eastern Pacific. Also represented are worldwide collections in selected mollusk and crustacean groups. The collection holds 135 primary and 856 paratypes.
Contacts: Pamela Horsley,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3d9dd07d-15cf-4978-9d07-e31ea2c709ae
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 90,384 specimen records
  • 38 (0.04%) georeferenced
  • 90,382 (100%) with images (90,382 total images)
  • 33,903 (38%) identified to species
  • 444 families
  • 1,964 genera
  • 10,032 species
  • 10,257 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics