The APSU David Snyder Museum of Zoology (DSMZ) houses a rapidly growing, research quality collection of over 5,000 lots and 37,000 specimens of fishes from the Mid-south Region. The majority of specimens are from Tennessee, Kentucky, and surrounding states, encompassing the most diverse fish faunas of the U.S. In 2016, APSU acquired the Tennessee collections of the SIUC Fish Collection. This acquisition greatly expanded the diversity and size of our holdings and provided a home for the abandoned SIUC collection. Additionally, the APSU fish collection is a repository of specimens for the Tennessee Valley Authority and Kentucky Division of Wildlife Resources, other state agencies, and researchers.
To search and browse collections, visit the APSU Collections Database (coming soon).
For specimen and loan inquiries:
Dr. Rebecca Blanton Johansen, Curator of Fishes