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RAMS Asteroidea

Number of taxa: 639
Number of species: 405
Number of accepted species: 295

Taxonomic Editors:

Prof Michel Jangoux, Marine Biology Laboratory, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
email: mjangoux at ulb dot ac dot be
Dr Bruno Danis, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
email: bruno dot danis at naturalsciences dot be

A preliminary species lists of Antarctic Asteroidea was compiled by Andrew Clarke and Nadine Johnston of the British Antarctic Survey, with funding from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Antarctic Survey. These lists have been uploaded in SCAR-MarBIN's Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS); classification has been added and/or made consistent with information avalable at VLIZ (Worlds species lists, ERMS,...), and synonymy checked.

The original list was checked and completed by the RAMS Taxonomic Editors, and is now up-to-date.

It is intended that this register, managed through the SCAR MarBIN project, will provide the most up to date information on the marine diversity of Antarctica. When constructed this web-site will be linked to the Oceanic Biology Information System (OBIS) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

If you use the lists, please cite:

Clarke, A. & Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine diversity. Oceanography and marine biology: an annual review, 41: 47-114
Please also acknowledge the SCAR-MarBIN portal:
Jangoux M, De Broyer C, Clarke A, Koubbi P, Pakhomov E, Scott F, Vanden Berghe W and Danis B (Editors). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): Asteroidea, [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/
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