University of Alabama Ichthyology Collection (UA-ICHTHYOLOGY)

The State of Alabama contains the most diverse fish fauna of North America. The University of Alabama Ichthyological Collection (UAIC) documents this diversity and is one of the largest educational and research collections of fishes in the southeastern United States. This nationally and internationally recognized biological resource includes over one million preserved, skeletal, and frozen specimens, some dating back to the mid 1900's, and is the best single resource documenting past and present distributions and abundances of fishes in the State.

Coordinator of Zoological Collections: Worth Pugh,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 24 June 2022
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 5,646 specimen records
  • 5,552 (98%) georeferenced
  • 5,228 (93%) identified to species
  • 97 families
  • 188 genera
  • 316 species
  • 317 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution