Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Invertebrates

The invertebrate collection contains over 133,000 cataloged lots of preserved specimens and tissues which document the biodiversity of Florida’s marine ecosystems.



The Invertebrate Collection

Search the catalogued invertebrate collection or contact the collection manager for loans or more information.

Censusing Florida's Gulf Biodiversity

Read an article by Robert Lasley, FWRI's former curator of collections, about biodiversity sampling in the Gulf of Mexico.



FWC Facts:
Bay scallops are bivalve molluscs occurring from New England through Texas. In Fla., they can be harvested in Gulf state waters from Hernando Co. to Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Co.

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