Description

The Marine Invertebrates collection encompasses invertebrates with the exception of insects and spiders. It includes crabs, sea spiders, lobsters, isopods, sponges, corals, worms, molluscs, echinoderms, protozoans and some non-vertebrate chordates.

There are over 1,200,000 specimens in the collection, including several thousand type specimens. The mollusc collection, which includes shells, comprises over 800,000 lots and is of international significance.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection includes members from the following taxa:
Crustacea, Echinoderms, Molluscs, Polychaetes and Protistans.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection is 12,000,000.

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Metadata last updated on 2016-12-22 12:08:40.0

Location

11 Nicholson Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3001
Australia

Contact

Dr Jo Taylor
editor
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The Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection has an estimated 12,000,000 specimens.

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