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Research :: ICHTHYOLOGY LABORATORY :: Collections


The Ichthyology collection comprises fishes from the state, the region, North America and the rest of the world. Most are specimens taken in New York State, but species found throughout northeastern North America are well represented and the geographic range is global. Approximately 1,000 species are represented in the collection.

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The catalog can be queried at:

Questions about the collection can be sent to the curator, Dr. Robert Daniels, or the collection manager, Dr. Richard Morse.


The decapod collection consists of approximately 3,500 lots stored in ethyl alcohol. This collection dates to the late 1890s and includes representatives of all marine and freshwater species found in New York. All species known to occur in New York are represented but specimens from all parts of North America are included in the collection.

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