Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
EU Network of Excellence

 
Main Menu

· Home
· Contacts
· Data System
· Documents
· Events Calendar
· FAQ
· Forums
· Job M@RKET
· Links
· MarBEF Open Archive
· Network Description
· Outreach
· Photo Gallery
· Quality Assurance
· Register of Resources
· Research Projects
· Rules and Guidelines
· Training
· Weekly News Bulletin
· Wiki
· Worldconference
 

 

Last 3 Job opportunities View latest job opportunities RSS feed


>> Go to Job M@RKET

Last 2 forum posts View MarBEF Forum RSS feed

 Field course on sharks in South Africa (June 2011)
 training opportunity in basic taxonomy

>> Go to forums

 

 
Who's Online

Currently 91 guest(s) online
Currently 0 member(s) online
 

 
Login

Username

Password

 

Register of Resources (RoR)

 People  |  Datasets  |  Literature  |  Institutes  |  Projects 

[ report an error in this record ] Printer-friendly version

AfReMaS: African Register of Marine Species
Citation
Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; BelHassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Wambiji, N.; Zamouri, N. Jiddou, A.M. (Eds) (2017). African Register of Marine Species. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/afremas on yyyy-mm-dd

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

Description
The African Register of Marine Species is a taxonomic database of marine species found along the African coasts. The database was originally developed as the Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa (MASDEA). It was extended thereafter to include species from the entire African coast. more

The African Register of Marine Species aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring along the African marine coasts. It is intended to be used as support for biodiversity research for conservation and sustainable management of marine environment.
The list currently includes species belonging mostly to mollusks, sponges and decapods which had been updated from data mining workshops conducted by ODINAFRICA. Currently the focus is on addition of other taxonomic groups such as fish, phytoplankton and zooplankton.
Content from AfReMaS is shared with the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The objective of WoRMS is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonyms.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Classification, Species, Taxonomy, Africa Coasts, Animalia, Bacteria, Chromista, Fungi, Plantae, Protozoa

Geographical coverage
Africa Coasts [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1758 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Animalia [WoRMS]
Bacteria [WoRMS]
Chromista [WoRMS]
Fungi [WoRMS]
Plantae [WoRMS]
Protozoa [WoRMS]

Parameter
Taxonomy

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI)partner
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre; ODINAFRICA Information Services Centre (KMFRI)data creator
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), morepartnerdatabase developer

Related datasets
Child dataset:
MASDEA: Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa, more
Published in:
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more
Previous version:
MASDEA: Marine Species Database for Eastern Africa, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-10
Information last updated: 2017-08-29
All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy


If any information here appears to be incorrect, please contact us
Back to Register of Resources