An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Amphimelissa setosa, author: Dolan, John
Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758, author: Daniel Vaulot
Belgica antarctica, author: EOS
Dusky grouper - Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834), author: Harmelin, Jean-Georges
Astroides calycularis, author: Fabrizio Fabroni



WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19 10:12:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year we have released our list of the top-ten marine species of 2018 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

The digitized “Challenger Report” now hosted at VLIZ

Added on: 2019-01-28 14:31:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
All the Reports of the Scientific Results of the "Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, Zoology" are again available through, now hosted at the Flanders Marine Institute, home of WoRMS. ...

WoRMS and Alive Fundació sign an MoU

Added on: 2018-12-17 09:42:32 by Vandepitte, Leen
Recently, WoRMS and the Alive Fundació signed a collaboration agreement. The Alive Fundació will use the WoRMS taxonomy for its SeaLife Collection, and WoRMS will be given access to their enormous media database, supporting WoRMS in achieving its goal to have an image available for each marine species. ...

Nemys/Lifewatch follow-up workshop sets goals to include freshwater, terrestrial & parasitic species

Added on: 2018-10-10 21:38:00 by Campinas Bezerra, Tânia
From 5-7 September 2018 the second Nemys Editors Workshop was held at Ghent University, Belgium ...

How to inventory the names of all species on Earth

Added on: 2018-09-12 15:33:04 by Fockedey, Nancy
Marine biologists say they have demonstrated an e-solution to the management of the millions of names of animals and plants on Earth that other biologists could adopt. ...

DiatomBase Portal launched!

Added on: 2018-06-27 09:18:16 by Vandepitte, Leen
After more than 2 years of preparations, the DiatomBase portal is now officially launched. ...

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