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ChaRMS: The Chinese Register of Marine Species
Citation
Xu, K., An, J., Ding, L., Dong, D., Gao, Y., Huang, Y., Jiang, W., Lei, Y., Li, K., Li, X., Li, Y., Liang, X., Lin, G., Lin, M., Liu, H., Liu, J., Liu, W., Liu, X., Lu, D., Ma, Z., Ren, X., Sha, Z., Sun, J., Sun, S., Sun, Z., Tian, L., Wang, D., Wang, J., Wu, X., Xia, B., Xiao, N., Yin, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, X., Zhao, E., Zheng, X., Zhou, H., Zhou, J. & Zhou, K. (2017). Chinese Register of Marine Species. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/charms on yyyy-mm-dd

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Description
A checklist of marine Chinese species, compiled by taxonomic experts and based on peer-reviewed literature. more

The geographic scope of ChaRMS is the marine species occurring in the Exclusive Economic Zone of China.
The starting point of this database was the checklist of biota of seas around China (Liu 2008). Liu (2008) described the geographic area as "The seas surrounding China mainland and the southern islands and reefs, situated at the low and mid-latitude of the planet, cover a great range across 37 latitudes (3°30′-40°50′N) of tropical, subtropical and warm-temperate climate zones, and with widest continental shelf in the east.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Marine, Classification, Species, Taxonomy, Asia, China

Geographical coverage
Asia, China Stations [Marine Regions]
Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone

Temporal coverage
From 1758 on [In Progress]

Parameter
Taxonomy

Contributor
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredatabase developer

Related datasets
Published in:
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more

Publication
Based on this dataset
Liu, R. (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China Seas. Science Press: Beijing. ISBN 978-7-03-023722-4. 1267 pp., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-12
Information last updated: 2017-08-28
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy