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WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species
Title: WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species
Title abbreviated: WoRMS
Creator: Gibson, David; et al.
Abstract: 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. This register of marine species grew out of the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS), and its combination with several other species registers maintained at the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ). [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Aquatic biology (578.76)
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Spatial coverage: Oceans and Seas
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-11-23
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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