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World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS)

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Introduction to WoRCS

The World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS) aims to create a comprehensive taxonomic and ecological database of species known from marine and anchialine cave environments worldwide. The assembled data will form a Thematic Species Database (TSD) of WoRMS. The cave-related information will be managed by the WoRCS thematic editors in collaboration with the taxonomic editors of WoRMS, who manage the taxonomic content. The creation of this database will allow for an accurate assessment of the diversity and distribution of such faunas, and will provide information vital for evidence-based conservation.



4th International Symposium on Anchialine Ecosystems

Added on: 2018-01-12 15:20:30 by Martínez García, Alejandro
Join us in Lanzarote, 1-7 October 2018 ...

WoRCS in the 22nd International Congress of Zoology in Okinawa, Japan November 15 - 19, 2016

Added on: 2016-11-29 17:17:57 by Martínez García, Alejandro
The WoRCS initiative was presented to the 22nd International Congress of Zoology in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan (15-19 November 2016) ...

WoRCS in the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS), Russia

Added on: 2016-10-04 00:15:17 by Martínez García, Alejandro
Last week (23 September 2016), the WoRCS initiative was presented at the White Sea Biological Station by Alejandro Martínez. ...

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WoRCS Editorial Team

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Editor Group (* founding editors)


Gerovasileiou, V.; Martínez, A.; Álvarez, F.; Boxshall, G.; Humphreys, W.F.; Jaume, D.; Becking, L.E.; Muricy, G.; van Hengstum, P.J.; Yamasaki, H.; Bailly, N.; Iliffe, T.M. (2018). World Register of Marine Cave Species (WoRCS). Accessed at on 2018-06-20


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