The Echinoderm Mexican National Collection

Dra. Ma. Elena Caso M.

Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

Mexico, D. F.

Staff in the dry collection room. From left to right:

Dr. Alfredo Laguarda;  (up) PB. Sarita Frontana; 

Biol. Eustolia Mata; PB. Sujeit Gomez Carriedo

The collection consists of  67,377 specimens (approximately) belonging to 5 classes, 25 orders, 71 families, 201 genera and 485 species (including some holotypes and paratypes). These specimens came from different parts of the world (shallow and deep-sea) but mainly from the Mexican coasts.

PB. Sarita Frontana 

in the alcohol 

collection room

To see a list of species housed in the collection, click on the appropriate class below

CRINOIDEA | HOLOTHUROIDEA | ASTEROIDEA | OPHIUROIDEAECHINOIDEA

For any enquires (and loans) please address to:

    Dr. Alfredo Laguarda Figueras

    Coleccion Nacional de Equinodermos "Dra. Ma. Elena Caso Munoz"

    Laboratorio de Sistematica y Ecologia de Equinodermos

    Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia

    Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

    Apdo. Post. 70-305

    Mexico, D.F. CP. 04510

    Mexico

Any questions and suggestions, please write the Staff:

Alicia De La Luz Duran Gonzalez

Juan Torres Vega

Eustolia Mata Perez

Israel Fabricio Barbosa L.

Sarita Frontana Uribe

Francisco A. Solis-Marin

 

Staff in the dry collection room.

M.Sc. Alicia Duran

Mr. Juan Torres Vega

Francisco Solis Marin

with a favorite specimen!