Collection Data

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Deborah M. Dexter

Section Responsible for Processing



Sandy intertidal polychaetes from Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Egypt, Australia, and Thailand.


Dr. Deborah M. Dexter (San Diego State University) has studied sandy beach community structure in several countries throughout her career. She donated polychaetes collected during her studies to the AHF Polychaete Collection.

Collection Location and Dates

Not all of her studies maybe represented in the collection. The one that are were made on Pacific and Atlantic beaches of Costa Rica and Panama, along the Gulf of Mexico & Pacific coasts of Mexico, at Phuket, Thailand, the Mediterranean & Gulf of Suez Egyptian coasts, and near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They were taken in the 1970s & 1980s.

Taxonomic Contents



Paper and electronic copies of Dr. Dexter’s publications are with Leslie Harris.

Description of Collection

Wet preserved collection. Specimens originally fixed in 5% formalin, later rinsed in fresh water, and transferred in 70% ethanol.

Collection Inventory

None at present. Specimens have been incorporated into taxonomic collections.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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