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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: 2018-09-17 18:02:09 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
Join us in Lanzarote, 1-7 October 2018 ...

Special volume on Deep Sea & Cave sponges

Added on: 2018-09-17 18:00:15 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
Special volume dedicated to Klaus Rützler and Jean Vacelet ...

WoRCS in the 10th World Sponge Conference (Galway, Ireland)

Added on: 2018-09-17 17:53:55 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
World Register of marine Cave Species (WoRCS): a tool for evaluating sponge diversity in marine caves and anchialine systems of the world ...

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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. (2019). World Register of Marine Cave Species (WoRCS). Accessed at on 2019-01-22


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