author: Curt Bowen (ADM Foundation)
  
author: Brian Kakuk, Bahamas Caves Research Foundation
  
author: Jill Heinerth (Into the Planet)
  

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.

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Sponge Communities of Submarine Caves and Tunnels on the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Northeast Brazil

Added on: 2024-04-16 13:23:48 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
New study in Fernando de Noronha Archipelago (Northeast Brazil), increased the number of sponge species known in this marine area from 29 to 69, highlighting the great richness of the sponge communities in these cryptic environments. ...

Amphipods in Mediterranean Marine and Anchialine Caves: New Data and Overview of Existing Knowledge

Added on: 2023-12-01 19:55:10 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
New paper compiles all records of marine and brackish-water amphipods inhabiting marine and anchialine caves along the Mediterranean basin, combining information extracted from a literature review with newly acquired records ...

Discovery of a new scale worm with presumed deep-sea affinities from an anchialine cave in the Balearic Islands

Added on: 2022-09-11 13:14:48 by Gerovasileiou, Vasilis
A remarkable new genus and species of scale worm (Annelida: Polynoidae) was found on the bottom sediments of an anchialine cave on the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean). ...

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Please contact the most relevant editor according to the roles listed below.

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Usage of data from the World Register of marine Cave Species in scientific publications should be acknowledged by citing as follows:

If the data from the World Register of marine Cave Species constitute a substantial proportion of the records used in analyses, the chief editor(s) of the database should be contacted. There may be additional data which may prove valuable to such analyses.

Individual pages are individually authored and dated. These can be cited separately: the proper citation is provided at the bottom of each page.

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