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Antarctic Echinoids: an interactive database
Contact: Van de Putte, Anton

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Determination keys, Morphological, Ecological and Distribution information about Echinoids. more

This interactive database synthesizes the results of more than 100 years of Antarctic expeditions. It comprises information about 81 echinoid species present south of the Antarctic convergence. It includes illustrated keys for the determination of the species and information about their morphology and ecology (text, illustrations and glossary), their distribution (maps and histograms of bathymetrical distribution). The sources of the information (bibliography, collections and expeditions) are also provided.
This dataset is the predecessor of Echinoids_occurrences_Southern_Ocean ( or

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine, Antarctic waters, Cruise programmes, Literature reviews, Taxonomic keys, Taxonomy, Antarctica, Echinoida

Geographical coverage
Antarctica [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1872 - 2002

Taxonomic coverage
Echinoida [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota, Taxonomy

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (IRScNB/KBIN), more
Université de Bourgogne; Biogéosciences, moredata owner
Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculty of Sciences; Département de Biologie des Organismes; Interuniversity Center for Marine Biology (ULB - UMH); Research group Marine Biology (BIOMAR), moredata owner

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Following version:
Echinoid Antarctic database, more

BIANZO: Biodiversity of 3 representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2005-07-12
Information last updated: 2019-04-10
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