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
  • 90,383 specimen records
  • 38 (0.04%) georeferenced
  • 90,382 (100%) with images (90,382 total images)
  • 33,903 (38%) identified to species
  • 444 families
  • 1,964 genera
  • 10,032 species
  • 10,257 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
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.