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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) (2013) African Register of Marine Species. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/afremas on yyyy-mm-dd

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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 after to the entire African coasts. more

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 after to the entire African coasts. The African Register of marine species aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring in African marine coasts. It is intended to be used as support for biodiversity research for conservation and sustainable management of the marine environment. The list currently includes species belonging mostly to mollusks, sponges and decapods. We are now focusing to adding others taxonomic groups such as fish, phytoplankton and zooplankton. Content from AfReMas is shared with the World Register of Marine Species - WoRMS (http://www.marinespecies.org/). The objective of WoRMS is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Invertebrates
Keywords:
Marine, Classification, Marine invertebrates, Species, Taxonomy, Africa Coasts, Decapoda, Molluscs, Porifera

Geographical coverage
Africa Coasts [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1758 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Decapoda [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Porifera [WoRMS]

Parameter
Taxonomy

Contributors
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre (KMFRI), morepartnerdata creator
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute Mombasa Centre; ODINAFRICA Information Services Centre (KMFRI), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatorpartner

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: 2014-01-10
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