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WoRMS Marine Animals with links to external databases
Citable as data publication
Webb, T.J.; Vanhoorne, B.; Department of Animal and Plant sciences, University of Sheffield: United Kingdom; Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Belgium; (2020): WoRMS Marine Animals with links to external databases. Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Webb, Thomas

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Global list of marine animal species with summary information of data availability for each species in other external databases. more

This dataset supports the analyses of dimensions of data on global marine animal diversity reported in Webb and Vanhoorne, 2020. It consists of 206849 observations of 28 variables. It is derived from a full version of WoRMS from 2020-01-11, filtered to Kingdom Animalia and restricted to valid taxa at species level or below, with the flag is Marine = TRUE. This list is supplemented with summary information from the links stored within WoRMS for each species: number of occurrence records in OBIS, number of nucleotide sequences in GenBank, number of DNA barcodes in BOLD, and IUCN assessment status. Taxonomic information is also included, as is information on the functional group of each species, derived from WoRMS attributes. Fish species are further classified by FishBase habitat affiliation.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Mammals, Biology > Plankton
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Terrestrial, Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation status, DNA barcodes, Functional groups, Genetics, Global occurrences, IUCN assessment status, Nucleotide sequences, Occurrences, Taxonomic information, World Waters, Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Cycliophora, Dicyemida, Echinodermata, Entoprocta, Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Hemichordata, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Mollusca, Nematoda, Nemertea, Orthonectida, Phoronida, Placozoa, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Priapulida, Rotifera, Sipuncula, Tardigrada, Xenacoelomorpha

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
Till 11 January 2020

Taxonomic coverage
Acanthocephala [WoRMS]
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Brachiopoda [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Chordata [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Ctenophora [WoRMS]
Cycliophora [WoRMS]
Dicyemida [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Entoprocta [WoRMS]
Gastrotricha [WoRMS]
Gnathostomulida [WoRMS]
Hemichordata [WoRMS]
Kinorhyncha [WoRMS]
Loricifera [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Nemertea [WoRMS]
Orthonectida [WoRMS]
Phoronida [WoRMS]
Placozoa [WoRMS]
Platyhelminthes [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]
Priapulida [WoRMS]
Rotifera [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]
Tardigrada [WoRMS]
Xenacoelomorpha [WoRMS]

University of Sheffield; School of Biological Sciences; Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (APS), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2020-07-28
Information last updated: 2020-08-10
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy