Illinois Natural History Survey - Crustacean Collection (INHS-CRUSTACEAN)

The collection contains primary types of nine species and secondary types of 5 species. The collection contains over 91,000 specimens and 12,100 lots of approximately 350 species in 30 families. Almost all are from North America. About 50% of the collection is from Illinois; the remainder is mostly from the southeastern United States. The best represented groups are crayfishes, shrimps, scuds, slaters, and pill bugs. A few lots of marine crustaceans found along the North American coastline are also present in the collection.
Contact: Dan Wylie (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 1 September 2022
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 17,441 occurrence
  • 16,339 (94%) georeferenced
  • 31 families
  • 24 genera
  • 211 species
Extra Statistics
Data Usage and Citation