An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names

Electra pilosa (Linnaeus, 1767), author: VLIZ (Decleer)
  
Oscarella balibaloi, author: Pérez Thierry
  
Alcyonium digitatum Linnaeus, 1758, author: Daniel Vaulot
  
Odontodactylus cultrifer, author: Porter, Megan
  
Periphylla periphylla, author: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moira Galbraith
  

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WoRMS species counts revised!

Added on: 2019-06-13 16:22:05 by Vandepitte, Leen
Due to incomplete environment information, the counts of marine species in WoRMS were biased by entries lacking a “non-marine” flag. This has now been corrected. ...

Awardees for the 2019 WoRMS Achievement & Early Career Researchers Award known

Added on: 2019-05-22 13:40:07 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year’s winners of the WoRMS Achievement Award and the WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award are Rob van Soest and Barna Páll-Gergely respectively. ...

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for WoRMS sub-registers

Added on: 2019-05-15 09:26:10 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Following the example of WoRMS, a number of its Global, Regional and Thematic Species Databases now also have a DOI assigned to them! ...

WoRMS and the Australian Faunal Directory sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Added on: 2019-05-08 09:31:25 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This Memorandum of Understanding provides the basis for a collaboration and data exchange between AFD and WoRMS. ...

WoRMS: now truly marine and extant!

Added on: 2019-04-30 11:57:19 by Vandepitte, Leen
A new functionality on the World Register of Marine Species now easily allows the search and display options to be limited to only marine and extant species. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2018

Added on: 2019-03-19 10:12:19 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
This year we have released our list of the top-ten marine species of 2018 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

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Currently in WoRMS

Accepted marine species

233 322 (96% checked)


Marine species names, including synonyms

441 280


Species with image

33 935 (54% checked)