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RAMS Polychaeta

Number of taxa: 1368
Number of species: 753
Number of accepted species: 547

Taxonomic Editor:

Prof Jacek Sicinski, University of Lodz, Poland
email: sicinski at biol dot uni dot lodz dot pl

A preliminary species lists of Antarctic polychaetes 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 list has 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 Editor, 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:
Sicinski J, 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): Polychaeta, [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/
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