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California State University, Long Beach
Biological Sciences

Fish Collection

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Dr. Raymond Wilson

Collections Manager:
Suellen Jacob
(864) 985-4883

The fish collection has 2,300 lots containing 21,000 specimens preserved in isopropanol or ethanol. About half of the lots have locality and date data, and these are mainly from the marine waters of southern California, northeastern Mexico, and Mississippi, and the fresh waters of southern California. The remainder of the specimens lack detailed data and cover a worldwide array of taxa. A separately housed teaching collection is used for Vertebrate Zoology and Ichthyology courses.

Loan and Information Requests

Please contact the collections manager with any requests for specimen data, loans, or destructive sampling

Educational Visits

University and local educational groups can schedule visits to the teaching laboratory to learn about the diversity of species. Please contact the collections manager for more information.