Other invertebrates

Invertebrate specimens

Jars full of tropical Echinoderms

The other marine invertebrate collections remain small in number but contain the museum's largest invertebrate in the form of the Giant Spider Crab and its most touched invertebrate in the form of the Giant Clam in the Clore Natural History Centre.

The most important items are the types of sponges from the Argo expedition to the West Indies, collected by Henry Higgins. A few items from the Challenger expedition are also present, though these spirit collections suffered considerably from lack of curation in the 1920s which led to dried-out specimens being destroyed.

The collections have good coverage of terrestrial British non-insect arthropods - particularly centipedes, millipedes and woodlice. Fish parasites are represented in the collections of J.C. Chubb.