Database Details : World List of Scleractinia

Full name: World List of Scleractinia NEW!
Short name: WoRMS Scleractinia
Version: 2017-12-01
Release date: 2017-12-01
Authors/editors: Cairns S. & Hoeksema B.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - Scleractinia
English name of the group: Stony corals
Number of living species 1,587
Number of living infraspecific taxa 33
Number of extinct species: 86
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 4
Number of synonyms: 2,439
Number of common names: 874
Total number of names: 5,023
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: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA; Department of Marine Zoology, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Bibliographic citation: Cairns S. & Hoeksema B. (2018). WoRMS Scleractinia: World List of Scleractinia (version 2017-12-01). 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. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 20th December 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.