Collections: Museum Biology collections

The biology collection of the Seashore aims to be comprehensive in the kinds of organisms it documents. However, the general collection should be limited in the number of individuals of each species. A given species should be represented by approximately two to three specimens to include, when applicable, distribution among age categories (adult and immature) and sexes.

Fish: gill-bearing aquatic vertebrate (or craniate)
12 species of fish from Duxbury Reef and Bass Lake
Various bones and teeth of sharks and skates
Reptiles and Amphibians:
2 species of salamander
Invertebrates: Aquatic / Terrestrial
236 known species are known of at Point Reyes National Seashore, not including crustaceans and mollusks.
A collection of 1255 insects (over 100 genera) collected at Abbot's Lagoon are stored at the College of Marin and cataloged in the Point Reyes National Seashore Museum biology collection.

Last updated: November 18, 2016

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