Ichthyology Collections

The Ichthyology Collection consists of more than 70,000 lots (over 1.5 million specimens), most of which are "wet" collections preserved for long-term storage in 70% non-denatured ethanol. We have a small selection of larval fish from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands that are in 10% formalin. Our skeletal collection consists of around 1300 cleared and stained fish, as well as over 500 skeletal preparations. The alcoholic collections currently occupy 1586 square feet, spread out over two rooms. We also have a tissue collection with over 2000 samples preserved in 100% ethanol frozen in liquid nitrogen.

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