INHS Collections Data

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.

Interim Curator: Caitlin Bloomer,
Fluid Collections Manager: Enrique Santoyo-Brito,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 May 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Illinois Natural History Survey - Crustacean Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 257ea482-2d6f-4cf4-846d-8efeb58f6727) accessed via the INHS Collections Data Portal,, 2024-05-23).
Collection Statistics
  • 17,946 specimen records
  • 16,838 (94%) georeferenced
  • 5,409 (30%) with images (5,441 total images)
  • 5,945 (33%) identified to species
  • 32 families
  • 24 genera
  • 209 species
  • 216 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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