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RAMS: The Register of Antarctic Marine Species
De Broyer C, Clarke A, Koubbi P, Pakhomov E, Scott F, Vanden Berghe W and Danis B (Editors). The Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS), [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams
Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
A register for the marine species of the Southern Ocean more
The objective of RAMS is to compile and manage an authoritative taxonomic list of species occurring in the Antarctic marine environment, for establishing a standard reference for marine biodiversity research, conservation and sustainable management.
The taxonomic scope of RAMS covers Antarctic species from the three realms of the Southern Ocean: the sea floor (meio-, macro- and megazoobenthos; micro- and macrophytobenthos), the water column (phytoplankton, zooplankton, nekton) and the sea-ice.
A series of preliminary species lists of Antarctic marine invertebrates, mostly for macrobenthic groups, were compiled by Andrew Clarke and Nadine Johnston of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), with funding from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Antarctic Survey. These lists have been or are being checked and updated by taxonomic experts.
RAMS is managed by an Editorial Board comprising an Executive Committee and associate Taxonomic Editors. The RAMS Executive Committee plays an advising role in the development of RAMS and proposes Taxonomic Editors. It links with the SCAR-MarBIN International Steering Committee. To allow RAMS to be as exhaustive and authoritative as possible, the role of the network of Taxonomic Editors is crucial. These Taxonomic Editors are world experts on the taxonomy of their relevant taxa and are in charge of the content and quality control of data for their specific group.
Main partners of RAMS are the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Total Foundation. Other partners involved are Census of Antarctic Marine Life, AWI (Germany) and the DFG (Germany).
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Marine invertebrates, Antarctica, PS, Southern Ocean, Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Bacteria, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cephalorhyncha, Chaetognatha, Chordata, Chromista, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Echiura, Hemichordata, Mesozoa, Molluscs, Myxozoa, Nematoda, Nemertea, Plantae, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Protozoa, Rotifera, Sipuncula, Tardigrada
From 1758 on [In Progress]
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Amphipoda (1994), more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Amphipoda (1997), more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Cumacea, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Gastropoda (1994), more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Gastropoda (1997), more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Ophiuroidea, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Polychaeta. 1979-80, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Polychaeta. 1984-86, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Pycnogonida, more
Admiralty Bay Benthos Diversity Data Base (ABBED). Tanaidacea, more
Antarctic pycnogonids, more
Asteroids from French subantarctic islands: records from the Marion Dufresne MD03 expeditions, more
Check list of Antarctic and Subantarctic Acanthocephala, more
Check list of Antarctic and Subantarctic Aplacophora, more
Check list of Antarctic and Subantarctic Crinoidea, more
Check list of Antarctic and Subantarctic Halacaridae, more
Checklist of Antarctic and Subantarctic Cephalopoda, more
Checklist of Antarctic and Subantarctic Hyperiidea, more
Checklist of Antarctic and Subantarctic seaweeds, more
Checklist of Antarctic oligochaetes, more
Checklist of the antarctic and subantarctic Isopoda by Angelika Brandt, more
Check-list of the antarctic and sub-antarctic sea spiders (Pycnogonida), more
Lower Trophic Levels Database, more
Marine Mammal: South American Research in Antarctic, more
Marine, intertidal, freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity of an isolated polar archipelago, more
Onuphidae ScarMarbin list, more
South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature, more
Weddell Sea Glass Sponges, more
SCAR-MarBIN: SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network, more
Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2005-07-12
Information last updated: 2013-07-05