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AfReMaS: African Register of Marine Species
Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2017). African Register of Marine Species. Accessed at on yyyy-mm-dd.
Contact: Odido, Mika

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The African Register of Marine Species is a taxonomic database of marine species found along the African coasts. The database was originally developed as the Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa (MASDEA). It was extended thereafter to include species from the entire African coast. more

The African Register of Marine Species aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring along the African marine coasts. It is intended to be used as support for biodiversity research for conservation and sustainable management of marine environment.
The list currently includes species belonging mostly to mollusks, sponges and decapods which had been updated from data mining workshops conducted by ODINAFRICA. Currently the focus is on addition of other taxonomic groups such as fish, phytoplankton and zooplankton.
Content from AfReMaS is shared with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The objective of WoRMS is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonyms.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Classification, Species, Taxonomy, Africa Coasts, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
Africa Coasts [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1758 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]


Odido, Mika
Appeltans, Wardpartnerdata creator
Mussai, Prakashpartnerdata creator
Nsiangango, Silvi Edithpartnerdata creator
Vandepitte, Leenpartnerdata creator
Wambiji, Ninapartnerdata creator
Zamouri, Nedrapartnerdata creator
Mint Jiddou, Azzapartnerdata creator
Bel Hassen, Malikapartnerdata creator

Related datasets
Child dataset:
MASDEA: Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa, more
Published in:
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more
Previous version:
MASDEA: Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-10
Information last updated: 2017-08-29
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