Crustacea Section

The Crustacea Division holds Crustacean samples like Shrimps, Crabs, Hermit crabs, Woodlice, Fice- lice, and many Planktonic forms like Cladocerans, Copepods, Ostracods, etc., and is more diverse. These specimens were collected from India and adjacent country during various period (from 1850 to till date). The specimens received from several countries across the world, specimens inherited from Asiatic Society of Bengal, Indian Museum and valuable types specimens submitted by the researches of Zoological Survey of India and other research Institutes across the country are maintained by ZSI for more than a century since its inception. The section has a holding of 124403 with 6529 type specimens.