Other Inverte

Specimens in our collection of other invertebrates—dry or fluid-preserved—include crustaceans, leeches, mollusks, sponges, corals, echinoderms, and other taxa. Our preservation of this collection supports a vast array of scientists and historians.

We house approximately 44,000 other invertebrate specimens at the UI Museum of Natural History. This collection includes significant historic material from early UI collectors and expeditions led by Charles C. Nutting and Homer R. Dill. It also includes leeches and crayfish transferred from the University of Northern Iowa Museums.

Researchers, faculty, instructors, students, and others needing assistance with digital or in-person access, object/specimen loans, other special arrangements, or more detailed information on our research collections may contact our research collections team.