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Marine and terrestrial:
  
* Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) (http://www.itis.usda.gov)
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* Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) (http://www.itis.gov)
 
* Species2000 (http://www.sp2000.org/)
 
* Species2000 (http://www.sp2000.org/)
 
* Species2000 + ITIS: Catalogue of Life (http://www.catalogueoflife.org)
 
* Species2000 + ITIS: Catalogue of Life (http://www.catalogueoflife.org)
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* Wikispecies (http://species.wikimedia.org/)
  
 
==European initiatives for species lists==  
 
==European initiatives for species lists==  
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* Euromed plant base (http://www.emplantbase.org/home.html)
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* Euromed plant base (http://www.emplantbase.org)
 
* Fauna Europaea (http://www.faunaeur.org)  
 
* Fauna Europaea (http://www.faunaeur.org)  
  
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* http://www.cephbase.utmb.edu/
 
* http://www.cephbase.utmb.edu/
 
* http://www.marinespecies.org/cumacea/
 
* http://www.marinespecies.org/cumacea/
* http://www.marinespecies.org/phoronida/
 
* http://www.marinespecies.org/brachiopoda/
 
 
* http://www.marinespecies.org/pycnogonida/
 
* http://www.marinespecies.org/pycnogonida/
 
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Image:porifera.jpg|'''Porifera World Database'''
 
Image:porifera.jpg|'''Porifera World Database'''
 
Image:proseriata.jpg|'''World database of Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia - Rhabditophora'''  
 
Image:proseriata.jpg|'''World database of Proseriata and Kalyptorhynchia - Rhabditophora'''  
Image:hexacoral.jpg|'''Porifera World Database'''  
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Image:hexacoral.jpg|'''Hexacorallians of the World'''  
 
Image:nemys.jpg|'''World database of Mysids and nematodes - Nemys'''  
 
Image:nemys.jpg|'''World database of Mysids and nematodes - Nemys'''  
 
Image:cephbase.jpg|'''A database-driven web site on all living cephalopods'''  
 
Image:cephbase.jpg|'''A database-driven web site on all living cephalopods'''  
 
Image:cumacea.jpg|'''World database of Cumacea'''  
 
Image:cumacea.jpg|'''World database of Cumacea'''  
Image:phoronida.jpg|'''World database of Phoronida'''
 
Image:brachiopoda.jpg|'''World database of Brachiopoda''' 
 
 
Image:pycno.jpg|'''World database of Pycnogonida'''   
 
Image:pycno.jpg|'''World database of Pycnogonida'''   
 
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</gallery>
 
  
 
==Other initiatives for species lists==
 
==Other initiatives for species lists==
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* EurOBIS (http://www.marbef.org/data/eurobis.php)
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* EurOBIS (http://www.eurobis.org)
* OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System  (http://www.iobis.org/)  
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* OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System  (http://www.obis.org/)  
  
 
===Systems for global biodiversity information===  
 
===Systems for global biodiversity information===  
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 10:20, 3 August 2019

Information about species is important. Knowing what species exist, where and how they live, how they grow and interact, helps us understand patterns of change, and provides better knowledge of how to change our behaviour to support our fragile biodiversity.

[1]Scientists have so far described an estimated 1.8 million species of animals, plants, fungi and other organisms. Millions more are believed to exist. Their interactions ensure functioning ecosystems in oceans, freshwater and on land. Many of these may disappear before they have even been named, as climate change, land-use change and other factors take their toll.

[2]There exist already some “Global Species Information Systems". A “Global Species Information System” aims at gathering and making available information on all known species on earth and which serves as a tool for information and awareness raising for the wider public as well as for enhanced scientific cooperation.

An overview of some species lists:

Global initiatives for species lists

Marine:

Marine and terrestrial:

European initiatives for species lists

Marine:

Marine and terrestrial:

Regional marine initiatives for species lists

Marine:


Species-specific initiatives for species lists

Marine:

Other initiatives for species lists

Information pages by aggregating all known data about every living species

Marine and terrestrial

Systems for biogeographic information on marine organisms

Marine:

Systems for global biodiversity information

Marine and terrestrial:

References

The main author of this article is Claus, Simon
Please note that others may also have edited the contents of this article.

Citation: Claus, Simon (2019): Species lists. Available from http://www.coastalwiki.org/wiki/Species_lists [accessed on 14-11-2019]