Database Details : World of Copepods database

Full name: World of Copepods database NEW!
Short name: WoRMS Copepoda
Version: 2017-10-08
Release date: 2017-10-08
Authors/editors: Walter T.C. & Boxshall G.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Hexanauplia - (subclass Copepoda) - Calanoida, Cyclopoida, Gelyelloida, Harpacticoida, Misophrioida, Monstrilloida, Mormonilloida, Platycopioida, Poecilostomatoida, Siphonostomatoida
English name of the group: Copepods
Number of living species 14,607
Number of living infraspecific taxa 482
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 6,930
Number of common names: 139
Total number of names: 22,160
Abstract: This World Database of all species of Copepoda ever described, is part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a global initiative to provide a register of all marine organisms. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Smithsonian Institution; Department of Invertebrate Zoology; Natural History Museum; Department of Zoology
Bibliographic citation: Walter T.C. & Boxshall G. (2017). WoRMS Copepoda: World of Copepods database (version 2017-10-08). 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, 30th October 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.