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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International)
Collection Statistics
  • 22,622 occurrence
  • 10,210 (45%) georeferenced
  • 95 (0.42%) with images
  • 14,188 (63%) identified to species
  • 510 families
  • 1,011 genera
  • 1,457 species
  • 1,535 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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Family Distribution
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  • Acanthochitonidae (28)
  • Acanthuridae (18)
  • Accipitridae (98)
  • Achatinellidae (2)
  • Achiridae (7)
  • Acmaeidae (5)
  • Actiniidae (2)
  • Actinoscyphiidae (1)
  • Actinostolidae (4)
  • Aeolidiidae (5)
  • Aetobatidae (1)
  • Agariciidae (17)
  • Aglajidae (7)
  • Albuneidae (2)
  • Alcyoniidae (1)
  • Alepocephalidae (2)
  • Alpheidae (2)
  • Ammodytidae (2)
  • Amphilochidae (7)
  • Amphisbaenidae (5)
  • Amphiuridae (1)
  • Ampithoidae (1)
  • Anatidae (100)
  • Anguidae (1)
  • Anostomidae (8)
  • Antennariidae (6)
  • Anthothelidae (1)
  • Antipathidae (5)
  • Aplysiidae (18)
  • Apogonidae (40)
  • Arbaciidae (1)
  • Archaeobalanidae (27)
  • Arcidae (9)
  • Ardeidae (172)
  • Argentinidae (1)
  • Argonautidae (1)
  • Arhynchobatidae (1)
  • Ariidae (9)
  • Arripidae (1)
  • Assimineidae (1)
  • Asteriidae (1)
  • Asterinidae (9)
  • Asterodiscididae (3)
  • Asteroschematidae (1)
  • Astroblepidae (13)
  • Astropectinidae (1)
  • Ateleopodidae (10)
  • Atherinopsidae (9)
  • Atlantidae (1)
  • Atollidae (1)
  • Atyidae (1)
  • Auchenipteridae (1)
  • Aulopidae (3)
  • Aulostomidae (1)
  • Balanidae (119)
  • Balistidae (13)
  • Bataguridae (1)
  • Bathylagidae (3)
  • Batrachoididae (12)
  • Belonidae (14)
  • Blenniidae (105)
  • Boidae (3)
  • Bothidae (9)
  • Bovidae (1)
  • Bradybaenidae (1)
  • Branchinectidae (2)
  • Branchiostomatidae (1)
  • Bregmacerotidae (1)
  • Bresiliidae (2)
  • Brisingidae (4)
  • Brissidae (1)
  • Bryconidae (24)
  • Buccinidae (8)
  • Bucconidae (7)
  • Bufonidae (290)
  • Bulimulidae (251)
  • Bullidae (6)
  • Bursidae (2)
  • Bythitidae (14)
  • Caeciliidae (1)
  • Calappidae (1)
  • Caliphyllidae (3)
  • Callianassidae (1)
  • Callionymidae (5)
  • Callistoplacidae (15)
  • Calyptraeidae (8)
  • Camaenidae (1)
  • Canidae (2)
  • Caprimulgidae (1)
  • Capulidae (1)
  • Carangidae (68)
  • Carapidae (4)
  • Carcharhinidae (20)
  • Cardiidae (18)
  • Cardinalidae (4)
  • Carditidae (3)
  • Caryophylliidae (2)
  • Cassidae (2)
  • Cassidulidae (6)
  • Centrolenidae (8)
  • Centropomidae (3)
  • Cerithideidae (2)
  • Cerithiidae (13)
  • Cetopsidae (8)
  • Chaenopsidae (22)
  • Chaetodontidae (12)
  • Chaetopleuridae (1)
  • Chamidae (4)
  • Chanidae (63)
  • Characidae (68)
  • Charadriidae (73)
  • Cheloniidae (90)
  • Chelydridae (1)
  • Chiasmodontidae (5)
  • Chimaeridae (8)
  • Chirostylidae (2)
  • Chitonidae (5)
  • Chlopsidae (9)
  • Chlorophthalmidae (7)
  • Chondracanthidae (1)
  • Chromodorididae (14)
  • Chthamalidae (7)
  • Cichlidae (17)
  • Cidaridae (28)
  • Cirrhitidae (10)
  • Clavulariidae (1)
  • Clinidae (6)
  • Clupeidae (45)
  • Clypeasteridae (19)
  • Coerebidae (1)
  • Colubridae (174)
  • Columbellidae (32)
  • Columbidae (254)
  • Condylocardiidae (1)
  • Congridae (18)
  • Conidae (35)
  • Conualeviidae (1)
  • Corbiculidae (1)
  • Corbulidae (15)
  • Coronulidae (8)
  • Corophiidae (2)
  • Corvidae (2)
  • Coryphaenidae (2)
  • Corytophanidae (6)
  • Costellariidae (4)
  • Cotingidae (11)
  • Cranchiidae (1)
  • Cuculidae (64)
  • Curimatidae (21)
  • Cynoglossidae (48)
  • Cypraeidae (9)
  • Dactyloscopidae (21)
  • Dasyatidae (1)
  • Delphinidae (1)
  • Dendrobatidae (208)
  • Dendrodorididae (9)
  • Dendrophylliidae (13)
  • Dentaliidae (2)
  • Desmacidonidae (3)
  • Diadematidae (2)
  • Dinematichthyidae (14)
  • Diodontidae (3)
  • Diomedeidae (86)
  • Discodorididae (8)
  • Dotoidae (1)
  • Dreissenidae (1)
  • Drilliidae (2)
  • Dussumieriidae (6)
  • Echeneidae (2)
  • Echiniscidae (2)
  • Echinometridae (17)
  • Elapidae (5)
  • Eleotridae (12)
  • Emberizidae (5640)
  • Emmelichthyidae (1)
  • Endodontidae (1)
  • Engraulidae (17)
  • Ephippidae (1)
  • Epigonidae (1)
  • Epitoniidae (1)
  • Erythrinidae (9)
  • Eubranchidae (1)
  • Euconulidae (9)
  • Euherdmaniidae (1)
  • Eulimidae (1)
  • Eumunididae (1)
  • Euryalidae (1)
  • Exocoetidae (31)
  • Facelinidae (5)
  • Fasciolariidae (5)
  • Faviidae (2)
  • Ferussaciidae (1)
  • Fissurellidae (8)
  • Fistulariidae (27)
  • Flabelligeridae (1)
  • Flabellinidae (6)
  • Formicariidae (5)
  • Fregatidae (38)
  • Freyellidae (1)
  • Fringillidae (1)
  • Fungiidae (2)
  • Furnariidae (17)
  • Galbulidae (2)
  • Gasteropelecidae (1)
  • Gekkonidae (1108)
  • Gerreidae (77)
  • Giganturidae (1)
  • Ginglymostomatidae (1)
  • Glycymerididae (1)
  • Glyphocrangonidae (1)
  • Gobiesocidae (163)
  • Gobiidae (682)
  • Goniodorididae (5)
  • Gonostomatidae (8)
  • Gorgoniidae (39)
  • Gurgesiellidae (3)
  • Gymnodorididae (1)
  • Gymnophthalmidae (18)
  • Gymnotidae (1)
  • Haemulidae (85)
  • Halcampoididae (1)
  • Haliotidae (2)
  • Halosauridae (3)
  • Haminoeidae (1)
  • Haplotrematidae (1)
  • Heliasteridae (14)
  • Helicindae (1)
  • Helicinidae (1)
  • Hemieuryalidae (1)
  • Hemiramphidae (55)
  • Heptapteridae (24)
  • Hermaeidae (1)
  • Heteralepadidae (6)
  • Hiatellidae (1)
  • Hippolytidae (2)
  • Hipponicidae (5)
  • Hirundinidae (73)
  • Holocentridae (20)
  • Holothuriidae (10)
  • Homolidae (1)
  • Hoplocercidae (5)
  • Hormathiidae (3)
  • Howellidae (1)
  • Hydrobatidae (149)
  • Hydrophiidae (1)
  • Hylidae (224)
  • Hypopomidae (3)
  • Icteridae (4)
  • Iguanidae (358)
  • Ipnopidae (7)
  • Ischnochitonidae (10)
  • Ischyroceridae (1)
  • Janthinidae (1)
  • Juliidae (1)
  • Kentrodorididae (2)
  • Kuhliidae (23)
  • Kyphosidae (33)
  • Labridae (83)
  • Labrisomidae (163)
  • Lamellariidae (1)
  • Laridae (329)
  • Lasaeidae (3)
  • Lebiasinidae (20)
  • Lepadidae (6)
  • Lepidopleuridae (2)
  • Leptodactylidae (301)
  • Leptotyphlopidae (1)
  • Limidae (3)
  • Limnadiidae (2)
  • Liparidae (3)
  • Littorinidae (1)
  • Loliginidae (2)
  • Lophiidae (4)
  • Loricariidae (13)
  • Lottiidae (4)
  • Loveniidae (4)
  • Luidiidae (2)
  • Lutjanidae (29)
  • Lycaeidae (1)
  • Macrouridae (44)
  • Mactridae (3)
  • Majidae (4)
  • Malacanthidae (10)
  • Marginellidae (13)
  • Megalonychidae (1)
  • Melamphaidae (26)
  • Melampidae (2)
  • Melitidae (12)
  • Mellitidae (26)
  • Microdesmidae (2)
  • Milnesiidae (3)
  • Mimidae (870)
  • Mitridae (7)
  • Moridae (22)
  • Mugilidae (132)
  • Munididae (3)
  • Munidopsidae (1)
  • Muraenidae (82)
  • Muricidae (45)
  • Muridae (216)
  • Myctophidae (212)
  • Myidae (1)
  • Myrocongridae (5)
  • Mytilidae (6)
  • Myxinidae (7)
  • Narcinidae (1)
  • Nassariidae (8)
  • Naticidae (4)
  • Nematistiidae (1)
  • Nemichthyidae (4)
  • Neoleptonidae (1)
  • Neomphalidae (1)
  • Neritidae (1)
  • Nettastomatidae (15)
  • Noetiidae (3)
  • Nomeidae (1)
  • Notosudidae (1)
  • Nototheniidae (1)
  • Nyctibiidae (1)
  • Octopodidae (12)
  • Oculinidae (3)
  • Ocypodidae (1)
  • Odontaspididae (4)
  • Ogcocephalidae (52)
  • Ommastrephidae (1)
  • Onchidiidae (26)
  • Oneirodidae (3)
  • Onychoteuthidae (1)
  • Ophiacanthidae (3)
  • Ophiactidae (3)
  • Ophichthidae (27)
  • Ophidiasteridae (9)
  • Ophidiidae (18)
  • Ophiocomidae (3)
  • Ophiodermatidae (1)
  • Ophionereididae (1)
  • Ophiotrichidae (28)
  • Ophiuridae (1)
  • Opisthoproctidae (1)
  • Opistognathidae (4)
  • Oplegnathidae (4)
  • Oreasteridae (18)
  • Orthalicidae (1)
  • Ostraciidae (1)
  • Ostreidae (2)
  • Otariidae (47)
  • Ovulidae (20)
  • Oxycephalidae (2)
  • Oxynaspididae (24)
  • Paguridae (1)
  • Palaemonidae (12)
  • Pandalidae (1)
  • Pandoridae (1)
  • Paralepididae (1)
  • Paralichthyidae (10)
  • Parodontidae (9)
  • Parulidae (246)
  • Pectinidae (6)
  • Pelecanidae (15)
  • Penaeidae (3)
  • Pennatulidae (1)
  • Pentanchidae (5)
  • Peristediidae (8)
  • Petricolidae (8)
  • Phaethontidae (83)
  • Phalacrocoracidae (51)
  • Phasianellidae (2)
  • Philinidae (1)
  • Phoenicopteridae (73)
  • Phosichthyidae (15)
  • Phronimidae (1)
  • Phrosinidae (1)
  • Phyllostomidae (7)
  • Picidae (7)
  • Pipridae (3)
  • Planaxidae (1)
  • Planorbidae (1)
  • Platydorididae (6)
  • Platytroctidae (2)
  • Pleurobranchidae (21)
  • Pleuronectidae (1)
  • Plexauridae (25)
  • Plumulariidae (1)
  • Pocilloporidae (8)
  • Podoceridae (10)
  • Poeciliidae (10)
  • Polyceridae (9)
  • Polychridae (13)
  • Polynemidae (5)
  • Pomacanthidae (8)
  • Pomacentridae (333)
  • Poritidae (6)
  • Portunidae (2)
  • Priacanthidae (9)
  • Primnoidae (1)
  • Pristigasteridae (4)
  • Procellariidae (241)
  • Processidae (1)
  • Prochilodontidae (7)
  • Psammobiidae (2)
  • Pseudopimelodidae (3)
  • Psittacidae (1)
  • Pycnogonidae (1)
  • Rajidae (2)
  • Rallidae (90)
  • Ramphastidae (7)
  • Ranellidae (7)
  • Ranidae (3)
  • Raninidae (2)
  • Renillidae (1)
  • Retusidae (1)
  • Rhamphastidae (1)
  • Rhinobatidae (1)
  • Rhinocryptidae (2)
  • Rhizangiidae (5)
  • Rissoidae (2)
  • Rostangidae (2)
  • Scaridae (12)
  • Schizasteridae (5)
  • Sciaenidae (56)
  • Sclerodactylidae (1)
  • Scolopacidae (63)
  • Scomberesocidae (1)
  • Scombridae (13)
  • Scopelarchidae (2)
  • Scorpaenidae (98)
  • Scyliorhinidae (4)
  • Scyllaeidae (1)
  • Sebastidae (4)
  • Semelidae (15)
  • Serranidae (181)
  • Serrivomeridae (4)
  • Setarchidae (6)
  • Siderastreidae (6)
  • Siphonariidae (5)
  • Siphonopinae (1)
  • Soleidae (3)
  • Sparidae (25)
  • Spheniscidae (22)
  • Sphyraenidae (11)
  • Spongicolidae (1)
  • Sportellidae (8)
  • Sternoptychidae (53)
  • Sternopygidae (6)
  • Stichopodidae (1)
  • Stomiidae (36)
  • Strigidae (27)
  • Strobilopsidae (1)
  • Stromateidae (1)
  • Strophocheilidae (1)
  • Stylasteridae (9)
  • Stylephoridae (1)
  • Subulinidae (1)
  • Succineidae (24)
  • Suidae (1)
  • Sulidae (172)
  • Syngnathidae (21)
  • Synodontidae (22)
  • Talitridae (1)
  • Teiidae (19)
  • Tellinidae (17)
  • Telmatobiidae (1)
  • Terebridae (12)
  • Teredinidae (3)
  • Tergipedidae (2)
  • Testudinidae (355)
  • Tetraclitidae (75)
  • Tetraodontidae (48)
  • Thamnophilidae (8)
  • Thraupidae (70)
  • Torpedinidae (3)
  • Toxopneustidae (24)
  • Trachichthyidae (6)
  • Triakidae (6)
  • Trichiuridae (5)
  • Trichomycteridae (6)
  • Triglidae (9)
  • Triopsidae (1)
  • Triphoridae (2)
  • Tripterygiidae (14)
  • Tritoniidae (4)
  • Triviidae (12)
  • Trochidae (19)
  • Trochilidae (120)
  • Troglodytidae (6)
  • Trogonidae (1)
  • Tropiduridae (2907)
  • Turbinidae (4)
  • Turridae (10)
  • Turritellidae (3)
  • Tyrannidae (639)
  • Tytonidae (25)
  • Umbellulidae (1)
  • Umbraculidae (1)
  • Unidentified (17)
  • Uranoscopidae (2)
  • Urolophidae (1)
  • Vanikoridae (1)
  • Velellidae (2)
  • Veneridae (17)
  • Veronicellidae (2)
  • Vertiginidae (3)
  • Vespertilionidae (2)
  • Viperidae (8)
  • Vireonidae (1)
  • Xanthidae (3)
  • Zanclidae (1)
  • Zoanthidae (1)
  • Zoarcidae (5)
  • Zonitidae (4)