Database Details : UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms

Full name: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
Short name: URMO
Version: Nov 2008
Release date: 2008-11-18
Authors/editors: Land J. van der (ed) (†)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Ctenophora, Echiura, Loricifera
Animalia - Arthropoda - Pycnogonida
Animalia - Chordata - Appendicularia, Ascidiacea, Thaliacea
Animalia - Cnidaria - Cubozoa, Scyphozoa, Staurozoa, Anthozoa - Antipatharia, Ceriantharia, Corallimorpharia, Scleractinia, Zoantharia
English name of the group: Many groups of marine invertebrates and chordates
Number of living species 6,377
Number of living infraspecific taxa 21
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 663
Number of common names: 592
Total number of names: 7,653
Abstract: The UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO) is a frozen dataset that was kindly contributed to the Catalogue of Life by Jacob van der Land in previous years. It contains a number of global species databases for exclusively marine invertebrates. As soon as, URMO data migrated in WoRMS, Jacob gave us permission to take these taxa from WoRMS. Now we are in a process of replacing URMO data with updated checklists from WoRMS.
Organization: National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), Leiden, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org/
Bibliographic citation: Land J. van der (ed) (†) (2017). URMO: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (version Nov 2008). 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 April 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.