University of Florida Invertebrate Zoology (UF-INVERTEBRATES)

The UF Invertebrate collection holds ~580,000 databased lots of mollusks and marine invertebrates. It began as a Malacology collection almost 100 years ago and the collection is particularly strong in non-marine mollusks. Approximately ~85% of the holdings are mollusks but since 2000 the collection was expanded to cover all invertebrate phyla, focusing on marine taxa. Today it holds >40,000 species from 28 phyla.

Curator: Gustav Paulay,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 June 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 131,767 specimen records
  • 78,012 (59%) georeferenced
  • 2,104 (2%) with images (4,437 total images)
  • 41,682 (32%) identified to species
  • 969 families
  • 988 genera
  • 1,901 species
  • 1,946 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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