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

Codium tomentosum, author: Ignacio Bárbara
Eucyclops nagasaki from Uéno 1934
Gnathophausia zoea, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Argulus foliaceus, author: Boxshall, Geoff
Marthasterias glacialis, author: Wirtz, Peter



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. ...

Nemys: saying goodbye to its chief editor and major plans to move forward

Added on: 2018-02-15 09:09:27 by Vandepitte, Leen
Katja Guilini is passing on her chief editor responsibilities after leading Nemys since 2015. Meanwhile, the register will evolve towards a fully global initiative, soon to include freshwater and terrestrial representatives. ...

Publication based on WoRMS: Improving nomenclatural consistency - a decade of experience in WoRMS

Added on: 2018-01-05 14:01:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
Just before the end of 2017, an Open Access Opinion Paper was published in the European Journal of Taxonomy by the WoRMS Steering Committee, on the importance of nomenclatural consistency and how this is being dealt with in WoRMS, based on its 10-year experience. This paper also frames within the 10 year anniversary celebration of WoRMS. ...

Launch Species Register Scheldt

Added on: 2017-12-08 08:52:11 by Vandepitte, Leen
First version of the species register for the Scheldt Estuary online! ...

WoRMS featured in 'The Conversation UK': How many undiscovered creatures are there in the ocean?

Added on: 2017-11-30 15:02:35 by Vandepitte, Leen
The sea remains the least explored habitat on our blue planet. But through WoRMS we know that more than 242,500 species have already been described... ...

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Currently in WoRMS

Accepted marine species

241 467 (95% checked)

Marine species names, including synonyms

486 302

Species with image

31 391 (55% checked)