Database Details : MolluscaBase (2017)

Full name: MolluscaBase (2017)
Short name: WoRMS Mollusca
Version: 2017-07-01
Release date: 2017-07-01
Authors/editors:
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Mollusca
English name of the group: Marine molluscs
Number of living species 51,857
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2,385
Number of extinct species: 8076
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 292
Number of synonyms: 73,856
Number of common names: 6,739
Total number of names: 143,205
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 2017-07-01). 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, 26th July 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.