Find out about the Museum's Natural History Invertebrates collections

Invertebrates are animals without backbones. They are the most numerous animals in the Museum collections. Our insect collections are managed separately and you can find information on entomology in the sections on Irish and other insects.

Online Resource

Habitas Catalogue of British and Irish Marine Mollusca


  • A beginner’s guide to Ireland’s seashore, Helena Challinor, Susan Murphy Wickens, Jane Clark and Audrey Murphy, Sherkin Island Marine Station, Co. Cork
  • Ireland’s marine life – a world of beauty, Matt Murphy, Susan Murphy and Paul Kay, 1992, Sherkin Island Marine Station, Co. Cork
  • Collins Field Guide to the Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe, Michael Roberts, 2001, Harper Collins, London.