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:
746 datasets
20,064,866 occurrence records
17,416,437 quality controlled records (87%)


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Latest additions & updates

[2017-03-21] ImagDOP Benthic Video Annotations in Condor seamount in 2010 (3,795 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Zooplankton abundance for six 24hrs sampling series across Port Reitz... (300 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Harpacticoid copepods in tropical seagrass beds of Gazi Bay (Kenya)... (164 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Dictyotales (Phaeophyta) of Kenya and Tanzania sampled between 1985... (107 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Abundance of Echinothrix diadema and its substrate coverage in... (47 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Counts of epibenthic fish species sampled at Gazi Bay on 17 and 19... (146 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Fish community in Gazi Creek sampled between November 1990 and April... (71 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Counts of isopods sampled at Gazi Bay (Kenya) between 18 and 25... (97 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Kenyan reef corals sampled in November 1990 (82 records) [new] [metadata]
[2017-03-21] Macrofaunal composition and zonation on sandy beaches at Gazi, Kanamai... (35 records) [new] [metadata]


Species documented for the first time in EurOBIS

[2017-02-27]Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775)[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Asteropteryx semipunctatus Rüppell, 1830 accepted as Asterropteryx semipunctata Rüppell, 1830[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Pelecanus onocrotalus Linnaeus, 1758[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Nassarius (Nassarius) arcularius (Linnaeus, 1758) accepted as Nassarius (Nassarius) arcularia (Linnaeus, 1758) represented as Nassarius arcularia (Linnaeus, 1758)[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Lethrinus semicinctus Valenciennes, 1830[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Parahistioneis hippoperoides Kof & Mich accepted as Histioneis hippoperoides Kofoid & Michener, 1911 accepted as Histioneis milneri Murray & Whitting, 1899[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Anhinga rufa (Daudin, 1802)[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Nitzschia praelonga Cleve, 1881[map][WoRMS]
[2017-02-27]Acanthurus lineolatus Valenciennes, 1835 accepted as Acanthurus nigrofuscus (Forsskål, 1775)[map][WoRMS]