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Antarctic Echinoids: an interactive database

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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/Coastal, 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

Université de Bourgogne; Biogéosciences, moredata owner
Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie des Organismes; Centre Interuniversitaire de Biologie Marine (ULB - UMH); Unité de Biologie Marine (BIOMAR), moredata owner
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (IRScNB/KBIN), more

Related datasets
Published in:
AntOBIS: Antarctic Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
RAS: Register of Antarctic Species, more
Following version:
Echinoid Antarctic database, more

BIANZO: Biodiversity of 3 representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos, more

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