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
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Distribution and Ecology of Decapod Crustaceans in Mediterranean Marine Caves: A Review
Added on: 2022-03-06 10:23:33 by Gerovasileiou, VasilisNew review paper summarizes and updates the existing knowledge about the decapod fauna of Mediterranean marine caves on the basis of a dataset of 76 species from 133 caves in 13 Mediterranean countries. ...
Mediterranean marine caves: a synthesis of current knowledge
Added on: 2022-03-06 10:13:15 by Gerovasileiou, VasilisA total of 2369 taxa have been reported from 404 caves in 15 Mediterranean countries! ...
Rock sponges of deep-water origin in Mediterranean marine caves
Added on: 2021-02-05 16:36:28 by Gerovasileiou, VasilisRock sponges of deep-water origin were recorded for the first time in shallow marine caves of the North-Eastern Mediterranean Sea, including sponge masses that could be up to 769-909 years old! ...
WoRCS Editorial Team
Please contact the most relevant editor according to the roles listed below.
Editor Group (* founding editors)
- Álvarez Noguera, Fernando: Arthropoda (* Anchialine caves, Central America, South America)
- Bailly, Nicolas: Chaetognatha, Pisces (* data management, Arctic, Southern Ocean)
- Becking, Leontine E.: Porifera (Anchialine lakes and pools, Indo-Pacific Islands)
- Boxshall, Geoff: Crustacea (* Anchialine caves)
- Gerovasileiou, Vasilis: Biota (* Coordinator/networking, Marine caves, Mediterranean Sea, Sessile Fauna)
- Humphreys, William F.: Animalia (* Anchialine caves, Australasia)
- Iliffe, Thomas M.: Crustacea (* Marine caves, Anchialine caves, North America, Caribbean Sea, Bahamas, Bermuda)
- Jaume, Damià: Crustacea, Thermosbaenacea (* Anchialine caves, Mediterranean Sea)
- Martínez García, Alejandro: Biota (* Marine caves, Anchialine caves, Atlantic Oceanic Islands, Africa, Cuba, Meiobenthic groups)
- Muricy, Guilherme: Porifera (marine caves, South America)
- van Hengstum, Peter J.: Amoebozoa, Foraminifera (marine & anchialine caves, North America)
- Yamasaki, Hiroshi: Cephalorhyncha (Marine caves, Asia, Meiobenthic groups)
Usage of data from the World Register of marine Cave Species in scientific publications should be acknowledged by citing as follows:
- Gerovasileiou, V.; Martínez García, A.; Álvarez Noguera, F.; Boxshall, G.; Humphreys, W.F.; Jaume, D.; Becking, L.E.; Muricy, G.; van Hengstum, P.J.; Yamasaki, H.; Bailly, N.; Iliffe, T.M. (2022). World Register of Marine Cave Species (WoRCS). Accessed at https://www.marinespecies.org/worcs on 2022-05-18. doi:10.14284/351
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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