Asteroids from French subantarctic islands: records from the Marion Dufresne MD03 expeditions

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This dataset is a digital version of the species and stations lists of seastars (Asteroidea, Echinodermata) collected during the Marion Dufresne MD03 expedition in the Kerguelen islands.

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Danis B, Jangoux M, 2008. Sea stars from the Marion Dufresne MD03 expedition in Kerguelen islands. Contribution to the SCAR-Marine Biodiversity Information Network.


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is SCAR - AntOBIS. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7b68f20a-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.


Biodiversity; Kerguelen islands; Seastar; Subantarctic; Occurrence; Occurrence

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Wim Decock
  • Originator
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)
Anton Van de Putte
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)
Bruno Danis
  • Custodian Steward
  • Principal Investigator
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences; Departement Educatie en Natuur; Afdeling Zoetwaterbiologie

Geographic Coverage

Kerguelen I.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-70, 37], North East [-30, 82]

Taxonomic Coverage

Class Asteroidea [Starfish]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1974-01-01

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 7b68f20a-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a