An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Charadrius semipalmatus - Semipalmated Plover, author: Chardine, John
Calvadosia lewisi Side View by George Branch, author: Collins, Allen G.
Dusky grouper - Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834), author: Harmelin, Jean-Georges
Cerianthus membranaceus, author: Pillon, Roberto
Histiophryne psychedelica, author: David Hall /



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. ...

Naming animals in images – a new guide to the process

Added on: 2021-02-15 10:06:43 by Horton, Tammy
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name” (Confucius) … but sometimes, giving a name to something is easier said than done... ...

LifeWatch Flanders ready for the next level!

Added on: 2021-02-09 11:05:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The Flemish LifeWatch Consortium receives additional funding for the next years. ...

Life in the North Sea is becoming more exotic

Added on: 2021-02-02 10:32:24 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
79 alien marine & brackish water animals and algae from the Belgian part of the North Sea and the Scheldt Estuary not only documented in a book, but also accessible through the LifeWatch Species Information Backbone. ...

Call for nominations for the WoRMS Top-Ten Marine Species of 2020

Added on: 2020-12-07 17:04:08 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Although it has been a difficult year for everyone, we know that taxonomists have continued to publish many wonderful new species throughout. So as we approach the end of the year it is time to think about nominations for The WoRMS Top Ten Marine Species of 2020! ...

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