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African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS)
Wambiji, N.; Odido, M.; Appeltans, W.; Bel Hassen, M.; Mussai, P.; Nsiangango, S.E.; Vandepitte, L.; Zamouri, N.; Jiddou, A.M. (2014). African Register of Marine Species (AfReMaS). Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute: Mombasa. 1 poster pp.

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Document type: Poster

Keywords
    Databases; Marine environment; Species; Africa Coasts [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Nsiangango, S.E., more
  • Vandepitte, L., more
  • Zamouri, N., more
  • Jiddou, A.M.

Abstract
    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 thereafter to include species from the entire African coast.Currently it has 24,016 accepted species. The African Register of Marine Species aims to compile and manage an authoritative list of species occurring along the African marine coasts. It is intended to be used as support for biodiversity research for conservation and sustainable management of marine environment. A data mining process was conducted under The Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa (ODINAFRICA) project on three identified taxonomic groups (Molluscs, Porifera and Decapods) with information from books, publications, grey literature and other databases.

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