Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Marine Invertebrates (LACM)

Global marine invertebrates, largely benthic, primarily fluid preserved. Composite collections from numerous sources (sampling expeditions, individual collectors, academic institution collections, agency collections, etc.).

Program Manger for Diversity Intiative for the Southern California Ocean: Dean Pentcheff,, 1-213-763-3217 (ORCID #: 0000-0002-4049-3941)
Curator and Director of Marine Biodiversity Center: Regina Wetzer (ORCID #: 0000-0003-2674-5150)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 10 April 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Foundation
Marine Biodiversity Center
Natural History Museum of LA County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA   90007
Collection Statistics
  • 4,822 specimen records
  • 4,822 (100%) georeferenced
  • 2,850 (59%) identified to species
  • 464 families
  • 781 genera
  • 856 species
  • 857 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics