Database Details : MolluscaBase (2017)

Full name: MolluscaBase (2017)
Short name: WoRMS Mollusca
Version: 2017-04-01
Release date: 2017-04-01
Authors/editors:
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Mollusca
English name of the group: Marine molluscs
Number of living species 48,486
Number of living infraspecific taxa 967
Number of extinct species: 7873
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 296
Number of synonyms: 72,322
Number of common names: 6,744
Total number of names: 136,688
Abstract: This global species list is part of the World Register of Marine Species database, which aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; University of Málaga, Departamento de Biología Animal, Malaga, Spain; Academy of Natural Sciences, Pennsylvania, USA
Website: http://www.molluscabase.org
Bibliographic citation: (2017). WoRMS Mollusca: MolluscaBase (2017) (version 2017-04-01). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th April 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.