about the LDK molluscan collection


The LDK molluscan collection is worldwide in scope, with emphasis on localities in Europe and the NE-Atlantic. The collection contains specimens from 272 countries (including islands), currently having a total number of 5128 species, 13434 lots and 55995 specimens. Much of the material has been collected by the owner himself (4918 lots). Substancial contributions have also been made by individual donors or researchers from their international expeditions. The collection contains dry and alcohol-preserved material for anatomical or genetical studies. It also includes type material.

The LDK molluscan collection contains specimens that are valuable to researchers both locally and worldwide. It displays representatives of several molluscan classes (Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda) with particular strengths in the Gastropoda and Bivalvia. The stock composition is 90.4 % marine, 7.1 % terrestrial and 2.5 % freshwater species with 91.4 % being recent and 8.6 % fossil material. The collection comprises a number of rare and extinct species of mollusks.

Lars David Kellner does not support any invasive collecting methods.