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WPD: World Porifera Database
Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Rios, P. (YYYY). World Porifera database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera on yyyy-mm-dd
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A world checklist of Porifera, compiled by taxonomic experts and based on peer-reviewed literature. more
The WPD, the World Database of all Recent sponges ever described, is part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a global initiative to arrive at a register of all marine organisms. The WPD is complementary to the Systema Porifera (editors Hooper & Van Soest, 2002), the two volume comprehensive classification of all sponge taxa above the species level. It incorporates recent and future amendments of the sponge classification, including the recently proposed revision of Morrow & Cárdenas (2015).
The aim for the WPD is to be a catalogue of sponge species in a continuously updated, fully hierarchical system to promote stability of sponge names, to serve the community of users of sponge names, and to act as a tool for higher taxon revisions and regional monographs. A further aim is to be the world’s comprehensive database for sponge type specimens and other important vouchered specimens. Additional information we are making available are (overview) distributions of all species and unaccepted name combinations occurring in the literature.
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, Classification, Marine invertebrates, Species, Taxonomy, World Waters, Porifera
World Waters [Marine Regions]
From 1758 on [In Progress]
Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), more, database developer
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more
Based on this dataset
Van Soest, R.W.M. et al. (2012). Global diversity of sponges (Porifera). PLoS One 7(4): e35105. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0035105
Used in this dataset
Hooper, J.N.A.; Van Soest, R.W.M. (Ed.) (2002). Systema Porifera: a guide to the classification of Sponges. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: New York. ISBN 0-306-47260-0. XIX, 1-1101, 1103-1706 (2 volumes) pp.
Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2005-07-12
Information last updated: 2017-10-30
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