Florida Museum of Natural History (UF)

The UF Invertebrate collection holds >620,000 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.
Contacts: Gustav Paulay (paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 18 November 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 665,800 specimen records
  • 375,306 (56%) georeferenced
  • 2,021 (0.3%) with images
  • 351,287 (53%) identified to species
  • 1,649 families
  • 7,336 genera
  • 27,964 species
  • 26,047 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics