An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Dinophysis norvegica, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dalhousie University, Rajashree Gouda
  
Gammarus tigrinus, author: Roelen, Lodewijk
  
Diplecogaster tonstricula, author: Guitérrez, Joaquín
  
Convoluta sordida
  
Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758, author: Daniel Vaulot
  

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WoRMS needs YOU!

Added on: 2020-08-20 13:21:58 by Vandepitte, Leen
WoRMS is a highly collaborative effort of over 500 involved experts, but we need all users – taxonomists, ecologists and non-scientists – to help us to keep WoRMS up-to-date and correct. If you find an error or an omission, please get in touch with us directly. Direct contact can fix errors a lot faster and more efficient than the WoRMS Team having to learn about these through peer-reviewed publications. ...

Finetuning MolluscaBase

Added on: 2020-07-08 09:53:14 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
In the week of 3-7 February 2020, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) – host of Aphia, the online platform behind WoRMS and its many subregisters – welcomed 14 Mollusca experts for 5 days, to further expand the content of MolluscaBase. ...

Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) expands its content with traits

Added on: 2020-05-28 08:40:24 by Vandepitte, Leen
From 25-28th November 2019, 12 thematic editors of the Register of Antarctic Species (RAS) and the Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS) met in Ostend to discuss the application of trait data in the Aphia platform in the context of the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic region. A mixture of terrestrial and marine expertise was represented from various countries around the world. In addition, 2 experts provided input through remote participation. ...

LifeWatch Species Information Backbone: two major milestones reached

Added on: 2020-05-25 08:53:54 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
The data rescue and secured continuation of the Global Compositae Database and the Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera (IRMNG) into the Aphia platform has become a fact. ...

Awardees for the 2020 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2020-05-20 10:18:45 by Vandepitte, Leen
This year, the WoRMS Achievement Award goes to Serge Gofas, and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award was granted to Thomas A. Neubauer. ...

WoRMS and Aphia: a major update for Bryozoan species in collaboration with Bryozoa.net

Added on: 2020-05-05 17:31:20 by Vandepitte, Leen
A dedicated synchronization collaboration between Aphia-WoRMS and Bryozoa.net results in a major update of Bryozoans in WoRMS. No less than 15,835 (sub)species have been added, together with a tremendous amount of valuable related information such as original descriptions and fossil ranges. ...

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