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227,508 accepted species; of which 218,143 checked (96%)
416,858 species names including synonyms
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WoRMS passed the 200,000 species mark in 2010 in conjunction with the celebration of 10 years' Census of Marine Life.
Given an estimated 230,000 accepted described marine species, still 2,492 to go (plus the yearly increment of 2,000 newly described species).

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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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FreshGEN: the Freshwater Gastropods of the European Neogene – a new thematic database
Added on: 2014-11-21 13:55:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
The FreshGEN database contains species information on Neogene freshwater Gastropoda and has kindly offered to share its information with both MolluscaBase and WoRMS. Through this, MolluscaBase is taking an excellent start regarding the fossil component of the database, as no less than 4.360 new taxa were added. ... [Read more]
NeMys – the World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes – has joined forces with WoRMS
Added on: 2014-11-17 11:26:40 by Vandepitte, Leen
NeMys has recently been integrated into the World Register of Marine Species. In addition to all the WoRMS-functionalities, it also holds a number of online identification keys. ... [Read more]
WoRMS goes viral!
Added on: 2014-11-04 09:13:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
The goal of WoRMS is to deal with all marine organisms and – up till now – viruses have been completely overlooked. In collaboration with members of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), WoRMS has leaped into the world of these fascinating tiny creatures and has made available the names of 129 marine virus species, including the link with their host organisms. ... [Read more]
LifeWatch at the EMBS49
Added on: 2014-09-15 10:34:18 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Different aspects of the Belgian LifeWatch infrastructure were presented at the 49th European Marine Biology Symposium at St. Petersburg, Russia. ... [Read more]
Major update of the Ostracoda in WoRMS
Added on: 2014-08-26 13:48:49 by Vandepitte, Leen
Recently, over 38.000 new Ostracoda species names have been added to WoRMS, and more than 7.000 existing species names have been updated and verified. ... [Read more]
GBIF has awarded its 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize to Tony Rees
Added on: 2014-07-15 09:55:53 by Vandepitte, Leen
GBIF has awarded its prestigious Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2014 to Tony Rees, whose groundbreaking informatics tools have significantly advanced the delivery of data about life on Earth. ... [Read more]

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Boxshall, G.A.; Mees, J.; Costello, M.J.; Hernandez, F.; Gofas, S.; Hoeksema, B.W.; Klautau, M.; Kroh, A.; Paulay, G.; Poore, G.; Read, G.B.; Stöhr, S.; de Voogd, N.; De Broyer, C.; Horton, T.; Kennedy, M.; Decock, W.; Dekeyzer, S.; Trias Verbeeck, A.; Vandepitte, L.; Vanhoorne, B.; Adams, M. J. ; Adlard, R. ; Adriaens, P. ; Agatha, S. ; Ahn, K. J. ; Ahyong, S. ; Alvarez, B. ; Alvarez, F. ; Anderson, G. ; Angel, M. ; Artois, T. ; Bail, P. ; Bailly, N. ; Bamber, R. ; Barber, A. ; Bartsch, I. ; Bellan-Santini, D. ; Berta, A. ; Bieler, R. ; Bitner, M. A. ; Błażewicz-Paszkowycz, M. ; Bock, P. ; Böttger-Schnack, R. ; Bouchet, P. ; Boury-Esnault, N. ; Boyko, C. ; Brandão, S. N. ; Bray, R. ; Bruce, N. L. ; Caballer, M. ; Cairns, S. ; Cárdenas, P. ; Carrera-Parra, L. F. ; Carstens, E. ; Catalano, S. ; Cedhagen, T. ; Chan, B. K. ; Chan, T. Y. ; Cheng, L. ; Churchill, M. ; Coleman, C. O. ; Collins, A. G. ; Crandall, K. A. ; Cribb, T. ; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. ; Daneliya, M. ; Dauvin, J. C. ; Davie, P. ; Dayrat, B. ; De Grave, S. ; d'Hondt, J. L. ; Díaz, M. C. ; Dijkstra, H. ; Dohrmann, M. ; Dolan, J. ; Doner, S. ; Eibye-Jacobsen, D. ; Eitel, M. ; Emig, C. ; Epler, J. ; Faber, M. ; Fauchald, K. ; Fautin, D. ; Feist, S. ; Fernández-Rodríguez, V. ; Fišer, C. ; Foster, W. ; Frank, J. H. ; Fransen, C. ; Fraussen, K. ; Furuya, H. ; Garcia-Alvarez, O. ; Gasca, R. ; Gaviria-Melo, S. ; Gerken, S. ; Gheerardyn, H. ; Gibson, D. ; Gil, J. ; Gittenberger, A. ; Glasby, C. ; Glover, A. ; González Solís, D. ; Gordon, D. ; Grabowski, M. ; Guerra-García, J. M. . ; Guiry, M. D. ; Hajdu, E. ; Hallermann, J. ; Harasewych, J. ; Harris, L. ; Hayward, B. ; Hendrycks, E. ; Ho, J. s. ; Høeg, J. ; Holsinger, J. ; Hooper, J. ; Houart, R. ; Hughes, L. ; Hummon, W. ; Iseto, T. ; Ivanenko, S. ; Janussen, D. ; Jarms, G. ; Jazdzewski, K. ; Just, J. ; Kamaltynov, R. M. ; Kaminski, M. ; Kantor, Y. ; Karanovic, I. ; Kelly, M. ; Kim, Y. H. ; King, R. ; Kirk, P. ; Kolb, J. ; Krapp-Schickel, T. ; Kremenetskaia, A. ; Krijnen, C. ; Kristensen, R. ; Kronenberg, G. ; Krylova, E. ; LaFollette, P. ; Lambert, G. ; Lazarus, D. ; LeCroy, S. ; Lefkowitz, E. J. ; Lemaitre, R. ; Lester, B. ; Londoño Mesa, M. H. ; Lowry, J. ; Macpherson, E. ; Madin, L. ; Mah, C. ; Manconi, R. ; Mapstone, G. ; Marshall, B. ; Marshall, D. J. ; Meland, K. ; Merrin, K. ; Messing, C. ; Mills, C. ; Molodtsova, T. ; Monsecour, K. ; Mooi, R. ; Moreira da Rocha, R. ; Moretzsohn, F. ; Mortimer, J. ; Nealova, L. ; Neubauer, T. A. ; Neuhaus, B. ; Ng, P. ; Nielsen, C. ; Nishikawa, T. ; Norenburg, J. ; O'Hara, T. ; Oliverio, M. ; Opresko, D. ; Osawa, M. ; Parker, A. ; Patterson, D. ; Paxton, H. ; Peñas, A. ; Perrier, V. ; Perrin, W. ; Pilger, J. F. ; Pisera, A. ; Polhemus, D. ; Pugh, P. ; Reid, D. G. ; Reimer, J. D. ; Reuscher, M. ; Rius, M. ; Robin, A. ; Rolán, E. ; Rosenberg, G. ; Rützler, K. ; Rzhavsky, A. ; Saiz-Salinas, J. ; Salazar-Vallejo, S. ; Sames, B. ; Sartori, A. F. ; Satoh, A. ; Scarabino, V. ; Schatz, H. ; Schierwater, B. ; Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. ; Schneider, S. ; Schönberg, C. ; Schotte, M. ; Schuchert, P. ; Segers, H. ; Self-Sullivan, C. ; Senna, A. R. ; Serejo, C. ; Shamsi, S. ; Shenkar, N. ; Siegel, V. ; Sinniger, F. ; Sivell, D. ; Sket, B. ; Smit, H. ; Staples, D. ; Sterrer, W. ; Stienen, E. ; Suárez-Morales, E. ; Summers, M. ; Suttle, C. ; Swalla, B. J. ; Tabachnick, K. R. ; Taiti, S. ; Tang, D. ; Tasker, M. ; Taylor, J. ; Tëmkin, I. ; ten Hove, H. ; ter Poorten, J. J. ; Terryn, Y. ; Thomas, J. ; Thuesen, E. V. ; Thurston, M. ; Thuy, B. ; Timi, J. T. ; Timm, T. ; Todaro, A. ; Tucker, J. ; Turon, X. ; Tyler, S. ; Uetz, P. ; Vacelet, J. ; Vader, W. ; Väinölä, R. ; van der Meij, S. E. ; van Ofwegen, L. ; van Soest, R. ; Van Syoc, R. ; Vanaverbeke, J. ; Vervaet, F. ; von Cosel, R. ; Vonk, R. ; Vos, C. ; Walker-Smith, G. ; Walter, T. C. ; Watling, L. ; White, K. ; Whitmore, D. ; Williams, G. ; Wilson, G. D. ; Wyatt, N. ; Wylezich, C. ; Yasuhara, M. ; Zanol, J. ; Zeidler, W. (2014). World Register of Marine Species. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ. Accessed 2014-12-27 [more]

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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.