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Southern Ocean Asteroidea: a proposed update for the Register of Antarctic Marine Species
Moreau, C.; Aguera, A.; Jossart, J.; Danis, B. (2015). Southern Ocean Asteroidea: a proposed update for the Register of Antarctic Marine Species. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e7062. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/bdj.3.e7062
In: Biodiversity Data Journal. Pensoft Publishers: Sofia. ISSN 1314-2828
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Keywords
Author keywords
    Sea stars; Southern Ocean; RAMS; WoRMS; Register of Antarctic Marine Species; Checklist

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  • Moreau, C., more
  • Aguera, A.
  • Jossart, J., more
  • Danis, B., more

Abstract
    The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS, De Broyer et al. 2015) is the regional component of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS Editorial Board 2015) in the Southern Ocean. It has been operating for the last ten years, with a special effort devoted towards its completion after the International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007-2008, in the framework of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML, 2005 - 2010). Its objective is to offer free and open access to a complete register of all known species living in the Southern Ocean, building a workbench of the present taxonomic knowledge for that region. The Antarctic zone defined by this dynamic and community-based tool has been investigated with a particular interest. The Sub-Antarctic zone was a secondary objective during the establishment of the RAMS and is still lacking the impulse of the scientific community for some taxa.

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