An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Charadrius semipalmatus - Semipalmated Plover, author: Chardine, John
  
Amphimelissa setosa, author: Dolan, John
  
Schisturella pulchra (Hansen,  1887)
  
Columbella adansoni, author: Natural History Museum Rotterdam
  
Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis), author: Thomas Jefferson
  

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World Strepsiptera Database launched!

Added on: 2021-07-01 09:18:09 by Vandepitte, Leen
A world list of Strepsiptera – twisted-wing parasitoids – is now accessible through their very own portal, as part of Aphia, the platform behind the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The World Strepsiptera Database currently contains 605 accepted species, and will be updated to catch up with newly described species in the last 5 years. ...

In memoriam Leen van Ofwegen

Added on: 2021-06-28 08:47:48 by Vandepitte, Leen
Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen, eminent octocoral taxonomist, has passed away. ...

Awardees for the 2021 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2021-06-24 09:33:20 by Poffyn, Gizem
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Chad Walter, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Ralf Cordeiro. ...

WoRMS is being honored with new genus

Added on: 2021-06-14 14:52:04 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
For the first time, a genus has been named after WoRMS: Wormsina. ...

Flanders supported research data infrastructures played key role in UN Ocean report

Added on: 2021-04-27 14:17:18 by Vandepitte, Leen
On 21 April 2021, the United Nations launched the Second World Ocean Assessment (WOA 2) on the state of the world’s ocean, covering environmental, economic and social aspects. ...

Aphia now compliant with the new Catalogue of Life Data Package (COLDP) format and exporting several WoRMS subregisters

Added on: 2021-04-16 09:52:06 by Vandepitte, Leen
From now onwards, the Aphia infrastructure is capable of exporting several of its sub-registers to the Catalogue of Life (COL) in their new Data Package format. This new format was developed to overcome some of the limitations in currently used formats. ...

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