Smithsonian-Roebling Expedition to Cuba (1937)

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The Smithsonian-Roebling Expedition to Cuba was funded by the Smithsonian Institution and Donald Roebling during the Spring of 1937. Work was conducted aboard the yacht Iorano. Collecting locations were along the western and southern coast of Cuba, including Corrientes Bay, the Isle of Pines, Havana, and Guantanamo. Collected specimens included amphipods. Participants includes Paul Bartsch, Curator of Mollusks, at the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Board of Regents. (1937). Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1937. Retrieved August 30, 2016 from
  • Clarence Shoemaker. (1948). "The Amphipoda of the Smithsonian-Roebling expedition to Cuba in 1937." Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 110(3) : 1-15. Retrieved August 30, 2016 from

Date Range

1937 - 1937


  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Amphipoda




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