European Ocean Biogeographic Information System

EurOBIS - the European Node
of the international Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) - publishes distribution data on marine species, collected within European marine waters or collected by European researchers
outside European marine waters.
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EurOBIS currently holds:
551 datasets
17,759,921 distribution records
15,361,411 quality controlled records (86%)

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Latest additions & updates

[2014-04-16] IOW Natural History & Archaeological Society Marine Invertebrate... (1,262 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] RECORD Cetacean data up to current day (250 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] Twaite Shad (Alosa fallax) distribution for Scotland, historical to... (734 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] RISC and ALERT Marine Non-Native Species (Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame... (343 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] Marine flora and fauna records from the North-east Atlantic (7,052 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] Marine records from Skomer Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) Marine... (27,627 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-04-16] Marine Intertidal Phase 1 species dataset from the Countryside Council... (77,996 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-03-04] Phytoplankton collected in the Mediterranean Sea in 1959 on board the... (1,006 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-03-04] Phytoplankton data collected in the NW Black Sea along the Tarkhankut... (658 records) [new] [metadata]
[2014-03-04] Benthos collected in the Azov Sea in 1935 on board the R/V N.... (1,829 records) [new] [metadata]


Species documented for the first time in EurOBIS

[2014-04-16]Epimeria tuberculata G.O. Sars, 1893[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Copidognathus dentatus Viets, 1940[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Copidognathus granulatus (Hodge, 1863)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Copidognathus oculatus (Hodge, 1863)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Copidognathus reticulatus (Trouessart, 1893)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Thalassarachna baltica (Lohmann, 1898) accepted as Halacarellus balticus (Lohmann, 1889)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Isobactrus setosus (Lohmann, 1889)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Paramphiascopsis giesbrechti (Sars G.O., 1906) accepted as Amphiascus giesbrechti Sars G.O., 1906[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Hemicythere emarginata (Sars, 1866)[map][WoRMS]
[2014-04-16]Pseudosuberites fallax (Bowerbank, 1866) accepted as Hymeniacidon fallax Bowerbank, 1866[map][WoRMS]