Auburn University Museum of Natural History Mollusks (AUMNH-Mollusks)

The Auburn University Museum of Natural History Mollusk Collection consists of a wide range of taxa from all over the world. Our geographic foci lie in the Southeast U.S., with the great biodiversity of freshwater mussels in Alabama, and in Antarctica. We also have a strong representation of Oceania from two private shell collections donated over the years. The majority of our accessions have been through University research and affiliated persons. The Mollusk Collection contains representatives of most molluskan groups, with a heavy concentration in unionids.
Invertebrate Collections Manager: Nusrat Noor,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 August 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 21,383 specimen records
  • 8,951 (42%) georeferenced
  • 158 (0.74%) with images (176 total images)
  • 17,047 (80%) identified to species
  • 264 families
  • 1,013 genera
  • 3,155 species
  • 3,155 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics