Arizona State University Mollusk Collection (ASU-ASUMOC)

The ASU Mollusk Collection consists primarily of two collections donated by Chester W. Melville in 1966 (approximately 40,000 shells) and Edwin C. Roworth in 1982 (approximately 122,000 shells), with a collection of fossil shells donated by H. Kennedy and a few other small collections by several other individuals. For further information and to arrange a visit or loan, please contact Director of Biocollections Dr. Nico Franz (, Volunteer Curator Dale Snyder (, or Collection Manager Dr. Sangmi Lee (
Contacts: Dale Snyder (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9601a6ab-d45a-4263-831b-11903d717a39
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 838 specimen records
  • 70 (8%) georeferenced
  • 73 (9%) identified to species
  • 1 families
  • 2 genera
  • 6 species
  • 6 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics