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Ichthyology Collection

The Ichthyology Collection (ASUFIC) contains approximately 22,000 lots representing more than 580 species, with a geographic concentration in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. ASUFIC represents the largest collection of freshwater fishes in Arizona, with historic specimens of threatened, endangered, and extinct species. Please direct inquiries regarding collection access and specimen use to the Collection Manager, Dr. Dakota Rowsey, at

This collection is accessible via the Consortium of Small Vertebrate Collections portal.

Access the ASUFIC On-Line Holdings @ CSVColl


Visit our Collection

Street Address: 734 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, or by appointment


Mailing address:

Arizona State University Natural History Collections
734 W Alameda Dr.
Suite 158
Tempe, AZ 85282-4108

Meet the Collections Staff

Dakota Rowsey, Vertebrate Collections Manager -