The permanent collection of fishes includes more than 350,000 specimens, with representatives of all major groups of living fishes in the world. The holdings include many specimens from the northern Gulf of Mexico, but there are important collections from the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, Central and South America, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, and many other places around the Indo-West Pacific.
More than 150 research papers, theses, and dissertations have been based wholly, or in part, on the collection of fishes. Forty graduate students (20 M.S. and 20 Ph.D.) completed degree programs with research based wholly, or in part, on the museum’s fish collection.
Search the LSU Fish Collection using FishNet2 http://www.fishnet2.net/ and search under Institution CodeLSUMZ – for loans please email Curator Chakrabarty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prosanta Chakrabarty, Curator