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Research on Freshwater Fishes

Ichthyology Collection





Biological collections contain a unique record of the natural and cultural history of our nation. They are the most informative database on changing landscapes and patterns of species distributions.

The Ichthyology Division of the Florida Museum of Natural History has over 2,000,000 specimens and 94,472 locality records of marine and freshwater fishes from Florida. These records, taken over a period of 120 years, constitute the most complete and accurate source of information on the past and present diversity of fishes in Florida.

Included in databases associated with the specimens is information on species identifications, distributions, habitat preferences, and other data required by natural resource managers, conservationists, agricultural sciences, and industry.

For more information, see the FLMNH Ichthyology Collection website: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Collection/collection.htm
and collection database:
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Collection/collectdata.htm