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.

   Participants:
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
Australian Museum
Museum national d'Histoire naturelle
California Academy of Sciences
California Academy
of Sciences
   Supported by:
OBIS, Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
NOPP, National Oceanographic Partnership Program
ABRS, Australian Biological Resources Study
Ocean Biogeographic
Information System
Alfred P.
Sloan
Foundation
National Oceanographic Partnership Program
Australian Biological Resources Study

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