SDNHM 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
  • 91,094 specimen records
  • 602 (0.66%) georeferenced
  • 91,083 (100%) with images (91,094 total images)
  • 59,306 (65%) identified to species
  • 515 families
  • 3,146 genera
  • 15,768 species
  • 16,380 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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