Database Details : World Ophiuroidea database

Full name: World Ophiuroidea database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Ophiuroidea
Version: 2017-11-02
Release date: 2017-11-02
Authors/editors: Stöhr S., O’Hara T. & Thuy B. (Eds) .
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Echinodermata - Ophiuroidea
English name of the group: Brittle stars and basket stars
Number of living species 2,076
Number of living infraspecific taxa 47
Number of extinct species: 277
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 2,164
Number of common names: 159
Total number of names: 4,723
Abstract: This first ever world database of extant ophiuroid species names is the result of long term accumulation of taxonomic information from the literature. It is the most recent and up-to-date census of the taxon available. Data are contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Bibliographic citation: Stöhr S., O’Hara T. & Thuy B. (Eds) . (2017). WoRMS Ophiuroidea: World Ophiuroidea database (version 2017-11-02). 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, 28th November 2017. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.