Database Details : World Hydrozoa Database

Full name: World Hydrozoa Database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Hydrozoa
Version: 2018-04-01
Release date: 2018-04-01
Authors/editors: Schuchert P.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Cnidaria - Hydrozoa
English name of the group: Hydroids
Number of living species 3,704
Number of living infraspecific taxa 19
Number of extinct species: 32
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 3,324
Number of common names: 453
Total number of names: 7,532
Abstract: World Hydrozoa database comes from a list of accumulated taxonomic information assembled over the years from the literature of Wim Vervoort and Peter Schuchert (see Schuchert, 1989). The list of the Siphonophorae was provided by Gill Mapstone who also manages the species of this Order. The number of known hydrozoan species is about 3800, although the status of many nominal species is currently unclear. A considerable number of names also represent synonyms.
Organization: Invertebrate department, Natural History Museum of the city of Geneva, Switserland
Bibliographic citation: Schuchert P. (2018). WoRMS Hydrozoa: World Hydrozoa Database (version 2018-04-01). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2018 Annual Checklist (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.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.