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World Register of Marine Species

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Engels

Learning time
1-3 hours
Age range
20+

The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature. The content of WoRMS is controlled by taxonomic experts, not by database managers. WoRMS has an editorial management system where each taxonomic group is represented by an expert who has the authority over the content, and is responsible for controlling the quality of the information. Each of these main taxonomic editors can invite several specialists of smaller groups within their area of responsibility to join them.

How to use this resource

Search database for information on marine species.

ISCED Categories

Biologie
Ecologie
Conservatie en milieumanagement
Aquacultuur
Visserij

Contributor(s)

Flanders Marine Institute

Trefwoorden

Marine
Species
Database
Taxonomy

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