An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Bodotria arenosa leloeuffi ssp. nov.
Pseudopallene harrisi
Calvadosia lewisi Side View by George Branch, author: Collins, Allen G.
Fucus serratus Linnaeus, 1753, author: Francisco Arenas
Stylocheiron maximum, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moira Galbraith



Jim Lowry In Memoriam

Added on: 2021-11-29 11:20:38 by Vandepitte, Leen
Jim Lowry passed away in Lecce, Italy on November 4th. ...

Catalogue of Life: 20 years of documenting life on Earth

Added on: 2021-11-08 09:30:12 by Tavernier, Annelies
This year, 2021, marks CoL's 20th anniversary and it is a time to celebrate! Milestones include reaching over 2 million accepted species and the completion of the new Catalogue of Life infrastructure. ...

WoRMS as taxonomic backbone for the Specify Collections Consortium

Added on: 2021-10-25 09:02:23 by Vandepitte, Leen
Content of WoRMS is being shared with the Specify Collections Consortium, serving as a taxonomic backbone for their Specify database and software products. ...

WoRMS endorsed as a Project Action under the Ocean Decade

Added on: 2021-10-20 10:26:56 by Vandepitte, Leen
Last week, WoRMS received endorsement by the Ocean Decade as a Project Action, entitled “Above and Beyond – Completing the World Register of Marine Species (ABC WoRMS)”. ...

Porifera editors participated in the very first online organised WoRMS-LifeWatch editor workshop

Added on: 2021-08-04 18:12:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
In the week of June 7th 2021, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many sub-registered – organized the very first online editor workshop, in which 13 Porifera-editors enthusiastically participated. ...

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. ...

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Accepted marine species

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Marine species names, including synonyms

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Species with image

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