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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Crustacea Collection (Crustacea) [Schaaldierencollectie van het Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen]
Meurisse, L., Semal, P. (2020) Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Crustacea collection.

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

Notes: In this dataset the records without coordinates (or any location identifier) have been filtered out. Those records will not be found in EMODnet Biology, EurOBIS and OBIS. The original datasets with all the records can be accessed in

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Crustacea collection contains 30806 digitised specimens over 1411 taxa (mostly species). This dataset only contains the marine species of the collection. The following classes are included: Arachnida, Branchiopoda Latreille, 1817, Clitellata, Gastropoda Cuvier, 1797, Hydrozoa Owen, 1843, Ichthyostraca Zrzavy et al., 1997, Insecta Linnaeus, 1758, Malacostraca Latreille, 1802, Maxillopoda Dahl, 1956, Merostomata, Ostracoda indet., Ostracoda Latreille, 1802, Pycnogonida Latreille, 1810, Secernentea, Sipunculidea.

Biology > Invertebrates
Marine/Coastal, Crustacean, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, World Oceans, Annelida, Arthropoda, Cnidaria, Mollusca, Nematoda, Sipuncula

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -175; MinLat: -78,1586 - MaxLong: 178,5159; MaxLat: 82,4333 [WGS84]
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
14 October 1800 - 5 May 2018

Taxonomic coverage
Annelida [WoRMS]
Arthropoda [WoRMS]
Cnidaria [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Nematoda [WoRMS]
Sipuncula [WoRMS]

Data collections

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN)data creator
Meurisse, Linda

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2018-07-19
Information last updated: 2020-04-30
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