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.
Contacts: Dan Wylie,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 March 2023
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,, 2023-05-30).
Collection Statistics
  • 17,650 specimen records
  • 16,542 (94%) georeferenced
  • 31 families
  • 24 genera
  • 206 species
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