The World Register of Marine Species aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally, ever published

Pulsellum affine, author: Natural History Museum Rotterdam
  
Nebalia sp., author: Hillewaert, Hans
  
Micrura fasciolata - Specimen from Sweden, author: Strand, Malin
  
Dinophysis norvegica, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dalhousie University, Rajashree Gouda
  
Mitrocomella millardae from Pagès, Gili & Bouillon, 1992.tif
  

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Scleractinian WoRMS portal launched

Added on: 2018-04-19 16:15:03 by Hoeksema, Bert
The scleractinian corals are now accessible though their own list portal. This World List contains over 1 500 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for scleractinian taxa ...

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of WoRMS with another publication: general insights and experiences from the DMT

Added on: 2018-04-09 08:45:26 by Vandepitte, Leen
Earlier today, PLoS One published a new Open Access paper in their WoRMS collection, entitled ‘A decade of the World Register of Marine Species – general insights and experiences from the Data Management Team’. The paper was written on occasion of the 10-year celebration of WoRMS, to highlight what WoRMS has been able to accomplish in the last decade and where we wish to go in the future … ...

WoRMS, FishBase and SeaLifeBase sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2018-04-05 10:36:59 by Vandepitte, Leen
This MoU provides the basis for cooperative work between and by FishBase and SeaLifeBase and the World Register of Marine Species. ...

Call for WoRMS Award Nominations

Added on: 2018-03-29 09:57:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
It is time again to nominate editors for the WoRMS Achievement Award and WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award. The deadline for nominations is April 30! ...

So many legs, so little time…

Added on: 2018-03-05 10:28:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
MilliBase: Global Diplopod species catalog launched: Check it out now and come back often! ...

Expanding MolluscaBase – welcoming freshwater and terrestrial editors during a WoRMS-LifeWatch workshop

Added on: 2018-02-19 10:15:10 by Vandepitte, Leen
In the week of 5-9 February, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many subregisters – welcomed Mollusca-experts for 4 days, to expand the content of MolluscaBase with their freshwater and terrestrial representatives and to document species traits. ...

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