The collection is the largest German collection of crustaceans and sea bristle worms. It contains material from the Gazelle and Challenger expedition as well as material from the Godefroy, Ehlers and Pepper collections. The material comes from all oceans and continents. The biogeographical focus is on, amongst others, the southern continents in light of plate tectonics and vicariance research.
Selected objects from this collection will soon be displayed here