North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Non-molluscan Invertebrates Collection (NCSM-NMI)

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Non-molluscan Invertebrate Collection houses well over 250,000 specimens representing more than 20 phyla. With specimens dating back to the 1870s, the Collection reflects nearly a century and a half of collecting in freshwater, terrestrial, and near- and far-shorts marine habitats of the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic Region, and southeastern USA. It includes one of the largest collections of freshwater crayfish in, and of the southeastern USA, a substantial and internationally significant myriapod collection, and one of the largest and most historically important collections of marine invertebrates in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Collections Manager: Raquel Fagundo
Research Curator: Bronwyn Williams
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 June 2023
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 12,497 specimen records
  • 11,841 (95%) georeferenced
  • 9,149 (73%) identified to species
  • 210 families
  • 284 genera
  • 579 species
  • 595 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics