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Koos van Egmond

Invertebrate collections - Cnidaria & Brachiopoda


Email: koos.vanegmond@naturalis.nl
Phone: +31 (0)71- 7517334
Room number: C02.08

 You are welcome to visit the Cnidaria & Brachiopoda collections for professional purposes. Please use the visitors form if you intend to visit one of these collections. When you have further questions, please send an e-mail to me.


I am working at Naturalis Biodiversity Center (formerly known as the Royal Museum of Natural History, Leiden). My current position is curator of Cnidaria and Brachiopoda, but before my current position I have also been the curator of Fishes, Repiles & Amphibians, Porifera and  Echinodermata, Bryozoa, Urochordata, and Vermes.


Over the years I also participated in several scientific expeditions:

  • St. Eustatius Marine Expedition (juni 2015)
  • Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia: NCB, LIPI (Februari 2012)

  • Ternate and Halmahera, Indonesia,Ternate Expedition: NNM, LIPI (October-November 2009)

  • Raja Ampat, Raja Ampat Expedition: NNM, LIPI (November-December 2007)

  • Pulau Seribu, Java, Indonesia: Naturalis, LIPI (September 2005)

  • Berau area, East Kalimantan: NNM, ZMA, NHN, Radboud University Nijmegen, RASI, LIPI, TNC, Coremap (October 2003)

  • Bali, Bali Expedition: NNM, LIPI, WWF (April 2001)

  • Ambon and Seram, Indonesia, Maluku Expedition: NNM, LIPI (November 1996)

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sulawesi Expedition: NNM, LIPI (September-October 1994)

  • Seychelles Expedition, Netherlands Indian Ocean Programme: NNM, SOZ, NWO (December 1992-January 1993)

  • Rumphius Biohistorical Expedition to Ambon, Indonesia: NNM, LIPI, Pattimura University (November-December 1990)

  • Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania, MAURITANIA-II Expedition to the Banc d’Arguin; NNM, SOZ (June 1988)

  • CANCAP VII Expedition to the Cape Verde Islands; NNM, SOZ (August 1986)

  • Indonesian-Dutch Snellius II Expedition, 1984.

  • CANCAP VI          -  Expedition to the Cape Verde Islands; NNM, SOZ (June 1982)

  • CANCAP V           -  Azores Expedition 1981

  • CANCAP IV          -  Selvagens-Canary Islands Expedition 1980

  • CANCAP III           -  Madeira - Mauritania Expedition 1978

  • CANCAP II            -  Canary Islands Expedition 1977

  • CANCAP I             -  Madeira - Morocco Expedition 1976

  • Rockall Isl. Exp. 1975


Collection interest



Randall, J.E. & van Egmond, J., 1994. Marine fishes from the Seychelles: 108 new records. Zoologische Verhandelingen 297: 43-83.



Koos Raja Ampat
Koos Ternate 2
Koos Ternate
Koos met Jerry Allen
Koos duikend