UF Invertebrate Zoology

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Publication date:
27 May 2024
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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.

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Occurrence; Occurrence


Gustav Paulay
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dickinson Hall, 1659 Museum Road
32611 Gainesville
Warren Brown
  • Metadata Provider
  • User
IT Director
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dickinson Hall, 1659 Museum Road
32611 Gainesville

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 85b1cfb6-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a