Welcome to the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Invertebrate Collection (INVCOL)

The UPRM Invertebrate Collection (INVCOL) is home to one of the Caribbean’s largest collections of terrestrial invertebrates. Our holdings include insects, arachnids, myriapods, and terrestrial molluscs. We are open to the public see our Contact Us page to find out more.

Dr. Alex Van Dam

Assistant Professor and Director of the UPRM Invertebrate Collection

Mission Statement: To conserve invertebrate specimens collected from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as part of ongoing and past research at UPRM. To increase local and international awareness of Puerto Rican biological diversity. Provide excellence in teaching cutting edge museum based research at UPRM.