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228,680 accepted species of which 219,522 checked (96%)
419,657 species names including synonyms
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With WoRMS we aim to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally, ever published.

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WoRMS included in data management software product
Added on: 2013-07-10 14:04:20 by Costello, Mark
Thomson Ecology will soon include and distribute WoRMS within their data management software. This is the first formal agreement with a commercial company by WoRMS even though many users may be from commercial organisations. ... [Read more]
Amphipoda editorial team mobilized and World Amphipoda database launched
Added on: 2013-07-01 10:49:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
To provide sufficient expert knowledge for maintaining the database, we have now (2013) formed an editorial team to whom the queries on particular Amphipoda taxa should be addressed. The total number of Amphipoda editors is now 30, each with their own area of expertise.
... [Read more]
New Steering Committee, Chair and Vice-chair in place for WoRMS
Added on: 2013-06-19 16:06:47 by Vandepitte, Leen
Following the nominations and elections earlier this year for a number of positions within the Steering Committee (SC), the new WoRMS SC, with a newly elected chair and vice-chair is in place.
... [Read more]
New taxonomic collaboration resource launched by WoRMS Porifera editors
Added on: 2013-05-25 10:00:33 by Costello, Mark
SpongeMaps (www.spongemaps.org) is an online, password protected “collaboration-in-the-cloud”, built specifically for those working on the difficult taxonomy of sponges (Porifera), but likely with more global utility across other phyla. ... [Read more]
The World Register of Deep Sea Species is pleased to announce the availability of our first iOS app: Deep Sea ID v1.0
Added on: 2013-03-20 12:39:42 by Vandepitte, Leen
The app is free to download and works on both iPhone and iPad. It allows offline access to the World Register of Deep-Sea Species and currently stores taxonomic information for over 20,000 deep-sea species, over 350 high-resolution photographs of deep-sea specimens and much more. ... [Read more]
Report on the WoRMS editor workshop in Vienna available
Added on: 2013-03-12 11:21:06 by Vandepitte, Leen
On February 21st, we held our WoRMS editor workshop in Vienna. Although we did not have a massive turnout (11 people in total), we did have a very good workshop, with valuable feedback and discussions.
... [Read more]
In memory of Carlo Heip
Added on: 2013-02-26 02:16:48 by Costello, Mark
One of the world’s great marine biologists has passed away. ... [Read more]
PRESS RELEASE: The World Register of Marine Species (2013) PLOS Collections launched!
Added on: 2013-01-09 23:09:14 by Costello, Mark
This Collection has been created by the editors of the World Register of Marine Species, an open-access online database which holds information on all marine species, and some of their freshwater and terrestrial relatives. The WoRMS database contains species names, synonyms, sources and a range of other information, as described in the collection overview paper (Costello et al. 2012). ... [Read more]
Launch of the African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS)
Added on: 2012-12-11 13:00:05 by BelHassen, Malika
We are pleased to announce the launch of the African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS). It aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring along African marine coasts. It tries to provide the most up-to-date taxonomy edited by taxonomic experts. ... [Read more]
Launch of the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS)
Added on: 2012-12-04 14:18:16 by Horton, Tammy
We are pleased to announce the launch of the World Register of Deep-Sea Species, a new web portal in close collaboration with the WoRMS team at VLIZ and with the help of the taxonomic editors. The World Register of Deep-Sea species aims to bring together the most up-to-date taxonomy with a suite of identification tools (online keys, monographs and papers) recommended by taxonomic experts. ... [Read more]
Next WoRMS Steering Committee (SC) meeting: 12 Dec 2012, Ostend, Belgium
Added on: 2012-11-23 17:38:43 by Vandepitte, Leen
The meeting will be held back to back with an EMODNet/WoRMS species attributes workshop. [Read more]
PRESS RELEASE: At Least One-Third of Marine Species Remain Undescribed
Added on: 2012-11-15 18:10:22 by Appeltans, Ward
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world’s oceans may remain completely unknown to science. That’s despite the fact that more species have been described in the last decade than in any previous one, according to a report published online on November 15 in the Cell Press publication Current Biology that details the first comprehensive register of marine species of the world—a massive collaborative undertaking by hundreds of experts around the globe. ... [Read more]
WoRMS weekly digest launched
Added on: 2012-08-24 12:14:51 by Vanhoorne, Bart
In the past, several people have asked the database management team about the possibility to create an alert system for the WoRMS editors, so they can keep better track of all the changes and additions that are made to the taxonomic group they are responsible for. ... [Read more]
New data manager for WoRMS: Leen Vandepitte
Added on: 2012-06-15 13:51:31 by Mees, Jan
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) has appointed Leen Vandepitte as the new data manager for WoRMS.
Leen is a biologist with a lot of experience in biological data management. In the VLIZ data centre, she is also responsable for the management of EurOBIS. Wim Decock (biologist) and Bart Vanhoorne (IT specialist) will of course continue to serve in the data management team for WoRMS. [Read more]
World List of Lophogastrida, Stygiomysida and Mysida launched ('Mysidacea')
Added on: 2012-04-12 10:27:01 by Mees, Jan
The peracarid crustacean orders Mysida, Lophogastrida and Stygiomysida were formerly grouped under the name "Mysidacea". Although the treatment in three separate orders is now accepted, we have chosen to present mysids, lophogastrids and stygiomysids in the same web interface. The higher classification (orders, families, subfamilies) follows Meland & Willassen (2007), and the fossil order of Pygocephalomorpha is also included in the database.
... [Read more]
New WoRMS Steering Committee (SC) 2012 approved
Added on: 2012-03-06 13:19:28 by Appeltans, Ward & Costello, Mark
A new WoRMS Steering Committee (SC) has been approved by the WoRMS Editors. Many of the editors said it is a well-balanced representation of expertise. [Read more]
NEW: Marine Species of the British Isles and Adjacent Seas (MSBIAS)
Added on: 2012-03-05 14:16:06 by Appeltans, Ward
We are pleased to launch a new regional species database for the British Isles and Adjacent Seas (MSBIAS), that grew out of the World Register of Marine Species database. [Read more]
A glossary of marine ecology and habitat mapping terminology
Added on: 2012-03-05 13:35:09 by Costello, Mark
A glossary of marine ecology and habitat mapping terminology has been started as a collaboration between GeoHab and The World Register of Marine Species. All terms are peer-reviewed by a committee of ecologists and geologists prior to publication. Comments and suggestions for rewording and additional terms to be included are welcomed from the scientific community. [Read more]
State of Observed Species report shows nearly 20,000 new species described in 2009
Added on: 2012-02-06 13:44:07 by Appeltans, Ward
IISE counted 176,311 new living species between 2000 and 2009, of which 19,232 were described in the last year (SOS report 2011, released on 18 Jan 2012). WoRMS has 1,928 new marine species in 2009. The data were gathered from Zoological Record, IPNI, MycoBank, WoRMS and AlgaeBase. ... [Read more]
URMO website, as a tribute to Jacob van der Land
Added on: 2011-12-21 11:32:10 by Appeltans, Ward
The UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) was the first attempt to compile an electronic list all marine species during the 1990’s. It was invented and developed by Jacob van der Land at the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden (and several colleagues). URMO and other databases (such as the European Register of Marine Species) were the starting points for the current World Register of Marine Species. The URMO list is no longer actively maintained and is completely adopted by the World Register of Marine Species. ... [Read more]
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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 (2015). World Register of Marine Species. Available from http://www.marinespecies.org at VLIZ. Accessed 2015-03-31

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Citations (Google scholar)

Citations for "World Register of Marine Species": 2,274
Cited publications: 20
H-Index: 24
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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.