HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
The Fish Collection (HSU)
contains approximately 46,000 specimens, with more than 1200 catalogued species.
There are no type specimens. The Collection emphasizes northwestern California but
there are holdings from throughout the World. The collection contains 70% marine
species and 30% freshwater. There are approximately 100 dry skeletal preparations and
another 50 cleared-and-stained specimens in glycerin. A larval fish collection of about
1400 lots is also maintained. The collection is on a computerized database.
may be examined at Humboldt State University and are
available for loan to qualified researchers at recognized institutions. Specimens on loan
may not be transferred to individuals or institutions without written permission. Any
technique that alters the specimen
must be authorized. Holotypes and paratypes of new
species will be distributed to
qualified institutions after authorization by the Curator.
The Collection should be
acknowledged in publications
resulting from use of specimens
LINKS OF INTEREST
Department of Fisheries Biology
Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: 707-826-3901 FAX: 707-826-4060
Wildlife & Fisheries Building, Room 118