Database Details : World list of Octocorallia

Full name: World list of Octocorallia UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Octocorallia
Version: 2017-09-01
Release date: 2017-09-01
Authors/editors: Hoeksema B.
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 3,616
Number of living infraspecific taxa 15
Number of extinct species: 3
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 799
Number of common names: 346
Total number of names: 4,779
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: Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands
Bibliographic citation: Hoeksema B. (2017). WoRMS Octocorallia: World list of Octocorallia (version 2017-09-01). 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, 29th September 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.