Malacology Collection

The mollusc collection houses approximately 1 million specimens of Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Cephalopoda, Polyplacophora, and Scaphopoda. The material originates from world-wide distributed localities with a special focus on Central Europe, South East Asia, the Russian Far East , Western Africa, and the Caribbean. 
Historical important material is that of THEODOR & PAUL REIBISCH (Dresden), KURT BÜTTNER (Zwickau), and ARTHUR SCHLECHTER (Kamenz), which provides the probable most important archive of Saxonian land- and freshwater molluscs, completed by a substantial collection of freshwater pearl mussels.