University of Alaska Museum (UAM-INVERT)

A set of collections presently consisting of over 8,000 lots of marine invertebrates has been housed at the Museum since the 1970s. James Morrow, Ron Smith, and several other University of Alaska researchers established and built the nucleus of the collection. Most of the data associated with both collections are in the Arctos database, however a significant number of records for marine invertebrates housed in the museum’s collections remain to be incorporated into this electronic resource. These collections were under the care of Nora Foster until 1998 and of Dr. Gordon Haas until 2006. Andrés López joined the Museum of the North as curator of fishes in the Fall of 2008. Thanks to collaborative relationships with State and Federal agencies, the Aquatic collections are continuously growing and providing an improved representation of Alaska’s aquatic faunas.
Contacts: Andres Lopez, jalopez2@alaska.edu
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 December 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: http://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/aqua/policies/
Collection Statistics
  • 20,311 specimen records
  • 18,009 (89%) georeferenced
  • 19 (0.09%) with images (58 total images)
  • 15,658 (77%) identified to species
  • 634 families
  • 1,231 genera
  • 2,209 species
  • 2,236 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics