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Dr Samyn, Yves

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    Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Belgian National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity (NKP), more
    Function: GTI activities


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  • Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life, more

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  • Abundance of Echinothrix diadema and its substrate coverage in the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve (Kenya) in September-October 1997, more
  • Length, width and weight of Echinotrix diadema and E. Calamaris species sampled in Mombasa Marine National Park (Kenya) from December 1994 to March 1995, more

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    ( 31 peer reviewed ) split up
  • Peer reviewed article Bolton, J. J.; Coppejans, E.; Anderson, R. J.; De Clerck, O.; Samyn, Y.; Leliaert, F.; Thandar, A. S. (2001). Biodiversity of seaweeds and echinoderms in the western Indian Ocean. S. Afr. J. Sci. = S.-Afr. Tydskr. Wet. 97: 453-454, more
  • Bolton, J.J.; Coppejans, E.; Anderson, R.J.; De Clerck, O.; Samyn, Y.; Leliaert, F.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). Biodiversity studies on seaweeds and echinoderms in the transition between temperate southern Africa and the tropical western lndian Ocean, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 338-339, more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Samyn, Y. (2002). Koraalriffen. Het enige duikparadijs? Duiken (Breda) 2002(8): 42-44, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Clerck, O.; Guiry, M.D.; Leliaert, F.; Samyn, Y.; Verbruggen, H. (2013). Algal taxonomy: a road to nowhere? J. Phycol. 49(2): 215-225. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/jpy.12020, more
  • Peer reviewed article Honey-Escandon, M; Arreguin-Espinosa, R; Solis-Marin, A; Samyn, Y. (2015). Biological and taxonomic perspective of triterpenoid glycosides of sea cucumbers of the family Holothuriidae (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. (B Biochem. Mol. Biol.) 180: 16-39. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2014.09.007, more
  • Peer reviewed article Kerr, A.M.; Janies, D.; Clouse, R.M.; Samyn, Y.; Kuszak, J.; Kim, J. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of coral-reef sea cucumbers (Holothuriidae: Aspidochirotida) based on 16S mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequence. Mar. Biotechnol. 7(1): 53-60. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10126-004-0019-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article Massin, C.; Rasolofonirina, R.; Conand, C.; Samyn, Y. (1999). A new species of Bohadschia (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from the Western Indian Ocean with a redescription of Bohadschia subrubra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833). Bull. Kon. Belg. Inst. Natuurwet. Biologie 69: 151-160, more
  • Massin, C.; Rasolofonirina, R.; Conand, C.; Samyn, Y. (2003). A new species of Bohadschia (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from the Western Indian Ocean with a redescription of Bohadschia subrubra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833), in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 47-57, more
  • Peer reviewed article Massin, C.; Uthicke, S.; Purcell, S.W.; Rowe, F.W.E.; Samyn, Y. (2009). Taxonomy of the heavily exploited Indo-Pacific sandfish complex (Echinodermata: Holothuriidae). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 155(1): 40-59. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00430.x, more
  • Massin, C.; Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). The genus Labidodemas (Holothuroidea: (Aspidochirotida) revisited with description of three new species and with re-positioning of Holothuria (Irenothuria) maccullochi Deichmann, 1958, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 107-136, more
  • Peer reviewed article Massin, Cl.; Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2004). The genus Labidodemas (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) revisited, with description of three new species and with re-positioning of Holothuria (Irenothuria) maccullochi Deichmann, 1958. J. Nat. Hist. 38(14): 1811-1847, more
  • Peer reviewed article Michonneau, F.; Borrero-Perez, G.H.; Honey, M.; Kamarudin, K.R.; Kerr, A.M.; Kim, S.; Menez, M.A.; Miller, A.; Ocha, J.A.; Olavides, R.D.; Paulay, G.; Samyn, Y.; Setyastuti, A.; Solis-Marin, F.; Starmer, J.; Vandenspiegel, D. (2013). The littoral sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of Guam re-assessed - a diversity curve that still does not asymptote. Cah. Biol. Mar. 54(4): 531-540, more
  • Peer reviewed article Olbers, J.; Samyn, Y.; Griffiths, C. (2015). New or notable records of brittle stars (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from South Africa. Afr. Nat. history 11: 83-116. hdl.handle.net/10.17159/2305-7963/2015/v11n1a3, more
  • Peer reviewed article Olbers, J.M.; Samyn, Y. (2012). The Ophiocoma species (Ophiurida: Ophiocomidae) of South Africa. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 10(2): 137-154, more
  • Peer reviewed article O'Loughlin, P.M.; Paulay, G.; VandenSpiegel, D.; Samyn, Y. (2007). New Holothuria species from Australia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Holothuriidae), with comments on the origin of deep and cool holothuriids. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 64: 35-52, more
  • Purcell, S.W.; Samyn, Y.; Conand, C. (2012). Commercially important sea cucumbers of the world. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes, 6. FAO: Rome. ISBN 978-92-5-106719-2. 150, plates I-XXX pp., more
  • Samyn, Y. (1995). Reproduction of two non-commercial sea urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in the Mombasa Marine National Park, Kenya. MSc Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 134 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y. (2000). Conservation of aspidochirotid holothurians in the littoral waters of Kenya. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 13: 12-17, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2000). Conservation of aspidochirotid holothurians in the littoral waters of Kenya, in: Samyn, Y. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. : pp. 12-17, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2001). Taxonomy, systematics and faunistics of the Holothuroidea from the Western Indian Ocean, in: VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 23 February 2001: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 1: pp. 55, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2002). Knowing and understanding the shallow-water holothurian biodiversity of the western Indian Ocean will even the path for conservation, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 24, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y. (2003). Shallow-water regular echinoids (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from Kenya. African Zoology 38(2): 193-212, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y. (2003). Shallow-water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) from Kenya and Pemba Island, Tanzania. Stud. Afrotropical Zool. 292: 1-158, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2003). Putting the All-Species one-liner "Think big, act small, start now and don't deliberate it to death" to practice, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 376-381, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2003). Monograph of the shallow-water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) from Kenya and Pemba Island (Tanzania), with notes on the holothuroids from the western Indian Ocean, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 186-324, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. PhD Thesis. Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. III, 384 + 1 cd-rom pp., more
  • Samyn, Y. (2003). Introduction, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 1-36, more
  • Samyn, Y. (2003). Modus operandi, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 37-45, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y. (2014). Return to sender: Hydrozoa collected by Emperor Hirohito of Japan in the 1930s and studied in Brussels. Archives of natural history 41(1): 17-24. dx.doi.org/10.3366/anh.2014.0207, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Massin, C.; Muthiga, N.A. (2001). A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochirotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya. Ann., Reeks 8 - K. Mus. Midden-Afr., Zool. Wet. 285: 101-110, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Massin, C.; Muthiga, N.A. (2003). A new species of Holothuria (Aspidochirotida, Holothuriidae) from Kenya, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 58-67, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Vanden Spiegel, D.; Franklin, A.; Réveillon, A.; Segers, H.; Van Goethem, J. (2004). The Belgian focal point to the global taxonomy initiative and its role in strengthening individual and institutional taxonomic capacity for, inter alia, sea cucumbers, in: Lovatelli, A. et al. (Ed.) Advances in sea cucumber aquaculture and management. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper = FAO Document technique sur les pêches, 463: pp. 415-418, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; VandenSpiegel, D.; Massin, C. (2005). Sea cucumbers of the Comoros Archipelago. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 22: 14-18, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; VandenSpiegel, D.; Massin, C. (2006). Taxonomie des holothuries des Comores. Abc Taxa, 1. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 130 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Vandenspiegel, D.; Massin, C. (2006). A new Indo-West Pacific species of Actinopyga (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae). Zootaxa 1138(1138): 53-68, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S.; Vandenspiegel, D. (2010). Two new species in the phyllophorid genus Massinium (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) with redescription of Massinium magnum. Zootaxa 2399(2399): 1-19, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Kerr, A.; O’Loughlin, M.; Massin, C.; Pawson, D.L.; Rowe, F.W.E.; Smiley, S.; Solis-Marin, F.A.; Thandar, A.S.; VandenSpiegel, D.; Paulay, G. (2010). Using sea cucumbers to illustrate the basics of zoological nomenclature. SPC Beche-de-mer Information Bulletin 30: 33-40, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Smirnov, A.; Massin, C. (2013). Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893) and the location of his type specimens of sea cucumbers. Archives of natural history 40(2): 324-339. dx.doi.org/10.3366/anh.2013.0179, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W. (2002). Maintaining native levels of shallow-water holothurian biodiversity in the western Indian Ocean (poster), in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 13 March 2002: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 7: pp. 42, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W. (2004). Maintaining native levels of shallow-water holoturian biodiversity in the Western Indian Ocean, in: Segers, H. et al. (Ed.) 'Scientific tools for biodiversity conservation: monitoring, modelling and experiments': Proceedings of the 5th meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy meeting held under the Belgian EU Presidency, 2-4 December 2001, Brussels. pp. 202, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W.; Kerr, A.M. (2003). Phylogeny of Labidodemas and the Holothuriidae (Holothuroidea: (Aspidochirotida) as inferred from morphology, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 138-156, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Appeltans, W.; Kerr, A.M. (2005). Phylogeny of Labidodemas and the Holothuriidae (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) as inferred from morphology. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 144(1): 103-120, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; De Clerck, O. (2012). No Name, No Game. Eur. J. Taxon. 2012(10): 3 pp. dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2012.10, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Massin, C. (2002). Taxonomists' requiem? Science (Wash.) 295: 276-277, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Massin, C. (2002). Taxonomists' requiem?, in: Samyn, Y. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. : pp. 276-277, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Massin, C. (2003). The holothurian subgenus Mertensiothuria (Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) revisited, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 78-106, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Massin, C. (2003). The holothurian subgenus Mertensiothuria (Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) revisited. J. Nat. Hist. 37(20): 2487-2519, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Tallon, I. (2003). Zoogeography of the shallow-water holothuroids of the western Indian Ocean, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 340-356, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Tallon, I. (2005). Zoogeography of the shallow-water holothuroids of the Western Indian Ocean. J. Biogeogr. 32(9): 1523-1538. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01295.x, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water echinoderm biodiversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa, in: Féral, J.-P. et al. Echinoderm Research 2001: proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Echinoderm Research, Banyuls-sur-mer, 3-7 September 2001. pp. 41-47, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). Towards an understanding of the shallow-water echinoderm biodiversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 331-337, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). Massinium, a new genus in the holothuroid family Phyllophoridae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) with description of the new south-west Indian Ocean species M. maculosum. Belg. J. Zool. 133(2): 135-142, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Thandar, A.S. (2003). Massinium, a new genus in the holothuroid family Phyllophoridae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) with description of the new south-west Indian Ocean species M. maculosum, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 68-77, more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2000). Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea. J. East Afr. Nat. Hist. 89(1): 1-36, 2 plates. dx.doi.org/10.2982/0012-8317(2000)89[1:ACOTEF]2.0.CO;2, more
  • Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2000). Faunistics as an impetus for conservation of sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in the littoral waters of Kenya. CM Documents - ICES, C.M. 2000(Mini:14). ICES: Copenhagen. 1 pp., more
  • Samyn, Y.; Vanden Berghe, E. (2003). Annotated checklist of the echinoderms from the Kiunga Marine National Reserve, Kenya: 1. Echinoidea and Holothuroidea, in: Samyn, Y. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water holothuroid fauna (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) of the western Indian Ocean. pp. 157-185, 2 pls., more
  • Peer reviewed article Samyn, Y.; Vandenspiegel, D. (2016). Sublittoral and bathyal sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the Northern Mozambique Channel with description of six new species. Zootaxa 4196(4): 451-497. https://hdl.handle.net/10.11646/zootaxa.4196.4.1, more
  • Sink, K.; Samaai, T.; De Clerck, O.; Samyn, Y. (2004). A subtidal spree at Sodwana Bay. SANCOR Newsl. 176: 1-3, more
  • Thandar, A.; Samyn, Y. (2004). Shallow-water holothuroid (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) biodiversity and biogeography of the subtropical east coast of South Africa, in: Heinzeller, T. et al. (Ed.) Echinoderms 2003. Proceedings of the 11th International Echinoderm Conference, Munich, Germany, 6-10 October 2003. pp. 253-260, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thandar, A.S.; Samyn, Y. (2004). Taxonomy of the monotypic genus Koehleria Cherbonnier, 1988 (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Cucumariidae). Zootaxa 652: 1-11, more
  • Vanden Berghe, E.; Samyn, Y. (2000). The use of databases for conservation of sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) in the littoral waters of Kenya. CM Documents - ICES, C.M. 2000(Mini:15). ICES: Copenhagen. 1 pp., more

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