South American Antarctic Marine Biodiversity Literature

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19 March 2019
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Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and more recently Venezuela have done marine biological work in the Antarctica, mainly around the Antarctic Peninsula and Drake Passage. A compilation of the marine biodiversity registered in the South American Antarctic literature is shown here. Most of the initial Brazilian manuscripts and one Argentinean have been screened to pull their georeferenced marine species occurrence. So far, 11 phyla, 56 genera, and 73 species have been recorded mainly from King George Island and a few from other islands in the South Shetlands. The majority of manuscripts relates to Bivalvia (Mollusca) (23%), and Malacostraca (Crustacea) (23%). More information shall be added to this work as the datamining continues including all South American countries literature.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lanna, Campos, Bassoi. 2008. South American Antarctic MarineBiodiversity Literature.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7b67c51a-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  SCAR - AntOBIS publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System.


Antarctic zone; Biodiversity; Marine environment; Occurrence

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Data Manager
  • Originator
Data Manager
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)
Anton Van de Putte
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Project Manager
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)
Andre Lanna Anunciante
  • Author
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-70, -70], North East [-48, -35]

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 7b67c51a-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a