Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH)

The UF Invertebrate collection holds ~510,000 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.
Contact: Gustav Paulay (paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 November 2018
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 602,789 specimen records
  • 327,298 (54%) georeferenced
  • 283,855 (47%) identified to species
  • 1,522 families
  • 5,352 genera
  • 17,948 species
  • 18,155 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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