Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Malacology Collection (LACM-Malacology)

Marine and terrestrial mollusks with an emphasis on marine gastropods from the Eastern Pacific, though worldwide in scope.

Associate Curator: Jann Vendetti, (ORCID #: 0000-0003-2260-7762)
Collections Manager: Lindsey Groves,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA   90007
United States
Collection Statistics
  • 129,679 specimen records
  • 59,229 (46%) georeferenced
  • 65 (0.05%) with images (70 total images)
  • 114,612 (88%) identified to species
  • 458 families
  • 2,312 genera
  • 8,400 species
  • 8,661 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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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.