Specimen Information Services (SIS)
SIS staff members maintain voucher, reference, educational, and research collections which contain cataloged lots of fish larvae, fish, and invertebrate specimens. The specimens are available for loan to researchers and educators worldwide.
Search the catalogued fish and invertebrate specimens collection.
SIS staff members manage and maintain research and reference collections of preserved biological specimens and associated ecological databases.
Specimen collections, an invaluable resource to researchers, document the presence of a particular species in place and time.
Beginning in 1955, FWRI has maintained specimens collected in scientific studies.
The preserved biological specimens and the associated ecological database are a rich resource of Florida's biodiversity information.
The cataloged invertebrate collection contains over 129,500 cataloged lots of marine organisms which document the biodiversity of Florida’s marine ecosystems.
The Southeast Area Monitoring and Assessment Program (SEAMAP) is a cooperative state and federal program for collecting, managing, and disseminating fishery-independent data.
Primary responsibilities are: assisting with various collection tasks related to maintaining biological specimens and attendant data according to museum protocols, taxonomic identifications, and support of ongoing projects by FWRI scientists.
How to report a rare or unusual fish in Florida waters.
Contact information for Specimen Information Services.
Read an article by Robert Lasley, FWRI's curator of collections. Lasley oversees a vast reference collection of preserved biological specimens and associated ecological databases.