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Rhizophora mangle L., author: Flandroy, Julien
Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W Adey et McKibbin, author: BioMar - Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Calvadosia lewisi Side View by George Branch, author: Collins, Allen G.
Hemithiris psittacea, author: Nozères, Claude



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. ...

World Kinorhyncha Database launched!

Added on: 2021-03-29 16:50:13 by Poffyn, Gizem
The Kinorhyncha are now accessible through their own portal, as part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). This World Database contains over 300 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for Kinorhyncha taxa. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020

Added on: 2021-03-18 16:08:31 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2020 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

In memoriam Daphne Fautin

Added on: 2021-03-16 11:41:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
We are sad to share that Dr. Daphne Fautin, eminent taxonomist of anthozoans, has passed away. ...

Homage to Alain Crosnier, 1930-2021

Added on: 2021-03-01 15:25:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
Our dear colleague Alain Crosnier passed away in his 91st year on Feb. 18, 2021. ...

WoRMS Philanthropy grants 2020

Added on: 2021-02-18 09:16:38 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
During 2020, the VLIZ Philanthropy program was able to issue four grants to support WoRMS editors, in making WoRMS more complete. Together, these four grants resulted in about 10.000 edits and additions to WoRMS. ...

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