Database Details : MolluscaBase (2017)

Full name: MolluscaBase (2017)
Short name: WoRMS Mollusca
Version: 2017-11-02
Release date: 2017-11-02
Authors/editors: Bieler R. Bouchet P. Dijkstra H. Faber M. Finn J. Garcia-Alvarez O. Gofas S. La Perna R. Marshall B. Moretzsohn F. Neubauer T.A. Rosenberg G. Sartori A.F. Schneider S. Taylor J. ter Poorten J.J. Vos C. (eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Mollusca
English name of the group: Marine molluscs
Number of living species 52,639
Number of living infraspecific taxa 2,494
Number of extinct species: 8408
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 301
Number of synonyms: 75,900
Number of common names: 6,729
Total number of names: 146,471
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: Bieler R. Bouchet P. Dijkstra H. Faber M. Finn J. Garcia-Alvarez O. Gofas S. La Perna R. Marshall B. Moretzsohn F. Neubauer T.A. Rosenberg G. Sartori A.F. Schneider S. Taylor J. ter Poorten J.J. Vos C. (eds) (2017). WoRMS Mollusca: MolluscaBase (2017) (version 2017-11-02). 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, 28th November 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.