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NeMys: World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes
Guilini, K.; Bezerra, T.N.; Deprez, T.; Fonseca, G.; Holovachov, O.; Leduc, D.; Miljutin, D.; Moens, T.; Sharma, J.; Smol, N.; Tchesunov, A.; Mokievsky, V.; Vanaverbeke, J.; Vanreusel, A.; Vincx, M. (YYYY) NeMys: World Database of Free-Living Marine Nematodes. Accessed at on YYYY-MM-DD
Contact: Deprez, Tim

Access data
Archived data

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

Global information on Mysida and Nematoda put together at the Marine Biology Section of Ghent University. more

NeMys is a database system developed to store as many as possible types of biological information on mainly marine taxa in a fully digital way. The concept of storing data on morphology, biogeography, taxonomy, literature, pictures, collections and molecular analyses in one dataset, creates a large group of possible end users and makes it possible to analyse and compare data on a taxonomic group from different points of view. The database was developed at the Marine Biology Section (Ghent University) mainly with focus on marine Nematoda and Mysida. Data input is done at the Marine Biology Section (Ghent University) (Mysida by Tim Deprez, Nematoda by several meiobenthic researchers). For both Mysida and Nematoda, information on species worldwide is entered. Especially for nematoda, priorities for data logging follow from the activities of the section. For Mysida, data is entered systematically for all species, in the framework of the PhD research of Tim Deprez.

Biology, Biology > Benthos, Biology > Invertebrates, Biology > Nekton
Marine, Marine invertebrates, Taxonomy, World Waters, Nematoda

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2002 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Nematoda [WoRMS]


Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), moredata ownerdata creatordatabase developerdata manager Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredatabase developer

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Child datasets:
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MYSIDLAN: Taxonomy and biodiversity of shallow coastal Mysidacea of the Western Indian Ocean, more
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more
WoRMS: World Register of Marine Species, more

Aanmaak van een taxonomische databank van de meiofauna van de Noordzee, more
BIANZO: Biodiversity of 3 representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos, more
Het benthos in Antarctica: structurele en functionele biodiversiteit, more

Describing this dataset:
Deprez, T. et al. (2004). NeMys: a multidisciplinary biological information system, in: Vanden Berghe, E. et al. (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings 'The Colour of Ocean Data': international symposium on oceanographic data and information management with special attention to biological data Brussels, Belgium, November 25-27, 2002. IOC Workshop Report, 188: pp. 57-63, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Release date: 2004-08-24
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2016-05-09
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