Database Details : World List of Octocorallia

Full name: World List of Octocorallia
Short name: WoRMS Octocorallia
Version: 2019-03-06
Release date: 2019-03-06
Authors/editors: Cordeiro R.; van Ofwegen L. & Williams G.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - Alcyonacea, Helioporacea, Pennatulacea
English name of the group: Soft corals, blue coral, sea pens and gorgonians
Number of living species 3,643
Number of living infraspecific taxa 20
Number of extinct species: 4
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 937
Number of common names: 692
Total number of names: 5,296
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); Recife; Brazil
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org
Bibliographic citation: Cordeiro R.; van Ofwegen L. & Williams G. (2020). WoRMS Octocorallia: World List of Octocorallia (version 2019-03-06). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2020-04-16 Beta (Roskov Y.; Ower G.; Orrell T.; Nicolson D.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.M.; Bourgoin T.; DeWalt R.E.; Decock W.; Nieukerken E. van; Penev L.; eds.). Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.