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.

There are catalogues and Irish checklists for a number of invertebrate groups. Contact the curator for details.

Online Resources

Habitas CatalogueLinks to external website of British and Irish Marine Mollusca in our collections


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

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