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:
742 datasets
21,615,778 occurrence records
18,855,400 quality controlled records (87%)


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Latest additions & updates

[2016-11-22] Type locality distributions from the World Register of Marine Species (13,179 records) [update] [metadata]
[2016-11-22] MAREANO - Base-line mapping of fauna obtained with grab (27,015 records) [update] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Ichthyofauna of a Kenyan seagrass bed and the diet of Plotosus... (65 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Phytal harpacticoid fauna at Gazi creek, McKenzie Point and Fort Jesus... (37 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Epiphytic meiofauna and nematode community from seagrasses in Gazi and... (1,212 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Counts of hyperbenthos of Gazi Bay (Kenya) sampled in October 1994 (575 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Abundance and habitat of echinoderms collected during the... (228 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Presence of the genus Dictyopteris (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta) in the... (70 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Presence of the genus Padina (Dictyotales, Phaeophyta) in the western... (158 records) [new] [metadata]
[2016-11-10] Cladophorales (Chlorophyta) sampled at the Kenyan coast between 1985... (105 records) [new] [metadata]


Species documented for the first time in EurOBIS

[2016-11-10]Hippocampus capensis Boulenger, 1900[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Apogonichthys perdix Bleeker, 1854[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Cerithidea decollata (Linnaeus, 1767)[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Uca (Gelasimus) vocans (Linnaeus, 1758)[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Sphyraena putnamiae Jordan & Seale, 1905 accepted as Sphyraena putnamae Jordan & Seale, 1905[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton, 1822)[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Prionocidaris baculosa (Lamarck, 1816)[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Lutjanus russelli (Bleeker, 1849) accepted as Lutjanus russellii (Bleeker, 1849)[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Triceratium shadboldtianum[map][WoRMS]
[2016-11-10]Halichoeres dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1839) accepted as Halichoeres nigrescens (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)[map][WoRMS]