Malacology View the Collections | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Sample specimen drawer from the Malacology collection, featuring Tiger Cowries (Cypraea tigris).
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The Malacology Collection

To date, more than 100,000 specimen lots have been databased in Malacology. This is an ongoing and focused effort; it makes the biodiversity data contained in our malacology collection relevant and broadly available. For a complete listing of primary and secondary type specimens in the malacology collection see the Catalog of Recent Molluscan Types in the NHM. 

The Extinct and Extant Mollusks Database allows users to search both holdings. This database includes the combined holdings of two world-class collections, malacology and invertebrate paleontology.