A Biotic Database of Indo-Pacific Marine Mollusks

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This site currently provides access to nomenclatural, distribution, and ecological information on 72597 names representing 28357 species of Indo-Pacific Mollusks. Georeferenced specimen records from ANSP related to these names are available for search through the OBIS global digital atlas

The primary objective of this project is to provide a database of the estimated 25,000 named species of mollusks in the Indo-Pacific region, with summary data on their distribution and ecology. Another objective is to combine Indo-Pacific data with existing databases for Western Atlantic and Europe marine mollusk species and for higher taxa of mollusks to form the basis of a global database of Mollusca. This database will provide a uniform framework for linking specimen records from museum collections and data from fisheries to show spatial and temporal patterns of occurrence and abundance.

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