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 December 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 691,006 specimen records
  • 393,754 (57%) georeferenced
  • 27,892 (4%) with images (34,691 total images)
  • 426,042 (62%) identified to species
  • 1,736 families
  • 8,076 genera
  • 34,249 species
  • 35,112 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project is supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Environmental Biology through an award titled "Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics: Integrative Research and Training in Tropical Taxonomy" (DEB-1456674). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.