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230,372 accepted species of which 221,007 checked (96%)
430,103 species names including synonyms
537,275 taxon names (infraspecies to kingdoms)
51,244 images of which 25,578 checked (50%)
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About WoRMS

With WoRMS we aim to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally, ever published.

WoRMS is a contribution to Lifewatch, Catalogue of Life, Encyclopedia of Life,
Global Biodiversity Information Facility and the Census of Marine Life.
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First WoRMS Achievement Award
Added on: 2016-02-01 20:21:27 by Klautau, Michelle
We would like to announce the first WoRMS Achievement Award. The objective of this award is to recognize the editor or group of editors that promoted an outstanding contribution to the development or content of the WoRMS and/or its associated databases ... [Read more]
Support WoRMS editors through the VLIZ philanthropy programme
Added on: 2016-01-29 12:42:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
Users and the public at large can now make financial contributions to support the work of the many WoRMS editors. This can be done through the recently established VLIZ philanthropy programme, where ‘Support the WoRMS Editors’ has been recognized as a philanthropy project. ... [Read more]
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Aphia data system
Added on: 2015-12-15 17:10:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
Ever wondered about the structure and functionalities of Aphia, the database behind e.g. WoRMS? No need to be puzzled anymore, as a paper has recently been published on this subject. ... [Read more]
Ultimate synchronisation of Hexacorallians of the World and WoRMS
Added on: 2015-12-07 09:47:36 by Vandepitte, Leen
For years, Daphne Fautin has kept her Hexacorallians of the World Database online. Early April, she has retired from her zoology job at the Kansas University and will be taking on new challenges. ... [Read more]
A South African artist has ‘caught’ all fish names from WoRMS in an impressive artwork, with an environmental message
Added on: 2015-11-05 13:33:41 by Vandepitte, Leen
In January 2015, the WoRMS data management received an unusual request from a South African artist, Craig McClenaghan, who was searching for a full list of the world’s marine fish species. ... [Read more]
Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean published!
Added on: 2015-09-11 09:38:47 by Vandepitte, Leen
The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) has recently published the comprehensive “Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean”, as a legacy of the International Polar Year (2007-2009). ... [Read more]

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Who is using WoRMS?

An overview of who is using WoRMS is available on our users webpage.

Citation

We ask you to cite the individual global or regional species lists, or species pages as appropriate. Their citations are shown on their web pages. The database as a whole is to be cited as follows:

WoRMS Editorial Board (2016). World Register of Marine Species. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ. Accessed 2016-02-13

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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 3,238

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Disclaimer

The editorial board maintains this register, but is aware that it is not complete and undoubtedly contains errors. The board cannot be made responsible for any errors or misuse of data contained in this register. Comments from our users are more than welcome, so if you come across any error or incomplete information or you are willing to contribute to this initiative please contact us at info@marinespecies.org.