Alabama Museum of Natural History Invertebrate Zoology Collection (ALMNH-IZ)

The Invertebrate Zoology Collection contains over 23,000 catalogued lots of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrates and an estimated 10,000 additional lots of uncatalogued specimens. Particular strengths of the collection include diverse Antarctic marine invertebrates, freshwater mussels, and Aplacophora.

Curator: Kevin Kocot,, 205-348-4052 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-8673-2688)
Collections Manager: Brooke Bogan,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 May 2024
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 24,049 specimen records
  • 18,476 (77%) georeferenced
  • 2,499 (10%) with images (14,620 total images)
  • 74 GenBank genetic references
  • 18,270 (76%) identified to species
  • 641 families
  • 1,208 genera
  • 2,020 species
  • 2,071 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.