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WoRCS: World Register of marine Cave Species
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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. (2024). World Register of Marine Cave Species (WoRCS). Accessed at https://www.marinespecies.org/worcs on yyyy-mm-dd. https://doi.org/10.14284/351

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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. more

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.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine/Coastal, Cavernicolous species, Caves, Classification, Species, Taxonomy, World, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cephalorhyncha, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Chromista, Echinodermata, Gastrotricha, Mollusca, Nematoda, Phoronida, Porifera, Rotifera, Sipuncula, Tardigrada

Geographical coverage

Temporal coverage
From 1758 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Cephalorhyncha [WoRMS]
Chaetognatha [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]


Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredatabase developer
Gerovasileiou, Vasilisdata creatortaxonomic editordata manager
Martínez García, Alejandrodata creatortaxonomic editor
Álvarez Noguera, Fernandodata creatortaxonomic editor
Boxshall, Geoffdata creatortaxonomic editor
Humphreys, Williamdata creatortaxonomic editor
Jaume, Damiàdata creatortaxonomic editor
Becking, Leontinedata creatortaxonomic editor
Muricy, Guilhermedata creatortaxonomic editor
van Hengstum, Peterdata creatortaxonomic editor
Yamasaki, Hiroshidata creatortaxonomic editor
Bailly, Nicolasdata creatortaxonomic editor
Iliffe, Thomasdata creatortaxonomic editor

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WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-12
Information last updated: 2024-01-17
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