Florida Biodiversity Collection Marine Invertebrates (FWRI-FSBC I)

Dry and fluid preserved marine invertebrate specimens. Primarily from Florida, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean, collected primarily from 1960s-present.

Curator: Paul Larson, paul.larson@myfwc.com (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4698-3124)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 January 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Florida Biodiversity Collection
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 8th Ave SE
St. Petersburg, FL   33701
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 169,215 specimen records
  • 162,588 (96%) georeferenced
  • 108,220 (64%) identified to species
  • 932 families
  • 2,558 genera
  • 4,198 species
  • 4,256 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.