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: 21 March 2021
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 670,155 specimen records
  • 384,116 (57%) georeferenced
  • 10,654 (2%) with images (12,810 total images)
  • 396,344 (59%) identified to species
  • 1,661 families
  • 7,528 genera
  • 29,969 species
  • 30,686 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution - Guadeloupe
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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.