An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Tubipora musica, author: van Ofwegen, Leen
Xenoturbella churro
Pleurostomella alazanensis var. cubensis Cushman & Bermudez, 1937. Holotype, author: Hayward, Bruce
Pseudopallene harrisi
Bathyarctus formosanus, author: Chan, Tin-Yam



Decapoda editors participated in the very first LifeWatch-WoRMS Decapoda Workshop

Added on: 2022-08-09 09:05:17 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 10-13 May 2022, ten Decapoda experts met in Ostend with the WoRMS Data Management team (DMT), to work towards establishing a Global Species List of Decapoda. ...

WoRMS starring in season 3 of the LifeWatch ERIC podcast

Added on: 2022-07-20 11:44:16 by Tavernier, Annelies
The first of a new LifeWatch ERIC podcast series launched today, 20 July 2022, focuses on the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database. ...

Taxonomy and beyond: ecological trait information in Aphia and WoRMS

Added on: 2022-07-01 13:03:20 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In recent years, the WoRMS editors and Data Management Team have made collective efforts towards documenting the following species traits information in Aphia and WoRMS: environment (99,5% complete), functional group (76% complete), qualitative (45% complete) and quantitative body size (9% complete) (percentages are for accepted species in Aphia). The availability of these traits greatly enhances the usability and utility of WoRMS towards ecologists and the public at large. ...

Official launch of the World List of Actiniaria

Added on: 2022-06-09 16:07:28 by Vandepitte, Leen
Actiniaria – or sea anemones – are now accessible through their very own portal, linked to the World Register of Marine Species and containing a treasure of information rescued from the Hexacorallians of the World Database of the late Daphne Fautin. ...

LifeWatch-WoRMS Nematoda Editor Workshop

Added on: 2022-04-27 11:05:40 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 21-25 February 2022, ten Nematoda experts met online with the WoRMS Data Management team (DMT), to set priorities and clear goals for the extension on the integration of ecological and biogeographical information within Nemys. ...

User tutorial videos available on WoRMS

Added on: 2022-03-29 09:42:47 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Last year, the WoRMS Data Management Team (DMT) created instruction videos for the WoRMS editors, to assist them in their online editing activities. Now, the DMT is releasing a series of short tutorial videos specifically aimed at our users. ...

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