Marine Invertebrates and Other Collections

Marine Invertebrates and Other Collections

It gathers about 200,000 specimens, standing out among the largest in Brazil. The collection includes Annelida, Brachyopoda, Bryozoa, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Entoprota, Foraminifera, Nematoda, Nemertea, Phoronida, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Priapulida, Rotifera, and Tardigrada, including about 650 types. Although most of the species in the collection are marine (western Atlantic with special reference to Brazil and the Antarctic Ocean), there is extensive material of terrestrial origin, coming from continental waters and parasites of vertebrates and invertebrates, essentially from the Neotropical region.

The historical collection has diverse origins including great material collected and/or studied by Ernest Marcus (1893-1968), Eveline Marcus (1901-1990), Gilberto Righi (1937-1999), Luis Roberto Tommasi, Antônio Sérgio Ferreira Ditadi (?-2002), Jeanete Maron Ramos (?-2011), Gertrude Rita Kloss, Sérgio de Almeida Rodrigues (1937-2001), and Antônio Fernando Pacheco Melhado.

Since the 1990s there has been substantial addition to the collection as part of the field activities and research developed by various specialists. The collection is available to professionals and students for on-site or remote consultation. The visiting researchers can count on technical assistance and have modern equipment (stereoscopes and common optical microscopes) and specialized bibliography at their disposal. We encourage the deposit of type specimens and testimonies of ecological, physiological, and other research in the collection.

Biogeography, Morphology, and Systematics of Annelida
Prof. Dr. Marcelo V. Fukuda
Phone: +55 (11) 2065-8078

Antônio de Pádua Silva Filho (Laboratory Assistant)
Phone: 55 (11) 2065-8119/ 8078

Mauro Cardoso Júnior (Museum Technician)
Phone: 55 (11) 2065-6681/ 8078

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