Database Details : World List of Octocorallia

Full name: World List of Octocorallia UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Octocorallia
Version: 2018-06-06
Release date: 2018-06-06
Authors/editors: Cordeiro R. van Ofwegen L. & Williams G.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - (subclass Octocorallia) - Alcyonacea, Helioporacea, Pennatulacea
English name of the group: Soft corals, blue coral, sea pens and gorgonians
Number of living species 3,601
Number of living infraspecific taxa 18
Number of extinct species: 3
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 882
Number of common names: 549
Total number of names: 5,053
Abstract: This global marine 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: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org
Bibliographic citation: Cordeiro R. van Ofwegen L. & Williams G. (2018). WoRMS Octocorallia: World List of Octocorallia (version 2018-06-06). 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. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th June 2018. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.