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NWARMS: North-West Atlantic Register of Marine Species
Van Guelpen, L., G. Pohle, E. Vanden Berghe, and M.J. Costello (Eds.). 2005. Marine Species Registers for the North Atlantic Ocean. World Wide Web electronic publication. , version 1.0/2005.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Species lists for regions of the northwest North Atlantic Ocean. Each list spans diatoms to marine mammals, giving scientific and common names, synonyms, standardized classification, species ranges, other information, and references for each species. more

  • An authoritative species list for all major phyla of flora and fauna
  • A comprehensive list with standardized classification and common synonyms
  • Includes diatoms, dinoflagellates, marine algae, protists, most invertebrate groups, fishes, shore birds, reptiles, and marine mammals.
Also included for each species are the scientific authority, synonyms (those found in the literature used for this project, which are not inclusive), common names, ITIS taxonomic serial number when available, whether reviewed by ITIS, whether included in ITIS database, range and concentrations (chiefly in Atlantic waters), habitat, mode of life describing whether a species is planktonic, nektonic, benthic, or restricted to the intertidal zone, and references cited.

Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Marine, Biodiversity, Species, Taxonomy, ANW, North West Atlantic

Geographical coverage
ANW, North West Atlantic Stations [Marine Regions]
From Davis Strait to Cape Hatteras


Huntsman Marine Science Centre; Atlantic Reference Centredata owner

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(Partly) included in:
NARMS: North Atlantic Register for Marine Species, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2005-07-15
Information last updated: 2007-08-28
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