Database Details : World Polychaeta database

Full name: World Polychaeta database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Polychaeta
Version: 2018-01-01
Release date: 2018-01-01
Authors/editors: Read G., Fauchald K. (Ed.) .
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Annelida - Polychaeta
English name of the group: Bristle worms
Number of living species 11,634
Number of living infraspecific taxa 371
Number of extinct species: 504
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 8
Number of synonyms: 8,484
Number of common names: 982
Total number of names: 21,983
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: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Wellington, New Zealand; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Bibliographic citation: Read G., Fauchald K. (Ed.) . (2018). WoRMS Polychaeta: World Polychaeta database (version 2018-01-01). 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, 30th January 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.