Southern Ocean oligochaete occurrence data - a literature-based compilation
Latest version published by SCAR - AntOBIS on 19 March 2019 SCAR - AntOBIS

This data set gives all occurrences of marine oligochaetes in the Southern Ocean mentioned in the literature, from 1888 (first mention) until 2009. 25 species were mentioned, representative of three families, namely the Capilloventridae (1 genus, 1 species), the Enchytraeidae (3 genera, 16 species) and the Tubificidae. The latter family includes 3 subfamilies, the Rhyacodrilinae (1 genus, 1 species + 1 undetermined), the Phallodrilinae (3 genera, 5 species) and the Limnodriloidinae (1 genus, 1 species).

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The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 30 records.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Martin, P [date accessed]. Southern Ocean oligochaete occurrence data - a literature-based compilation. accessed through the SCAR-MarBIN webportal.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7b6b50fe-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.


Southern Ocean; Occurrence

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Who created the resource:

Patrick Martin
Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Anton Van de Putte
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)

Who filled in the metadata:

Anton Van de Putte
Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF)
Geographic Coverage

PS, Southern Ocean

Bounding Coordinates South West [-80, -170], North East [-45, -65]
Taxonomic Coverage

Phylum  Annelida [segmented worms]

Class  Clitellata

Subclass  Oligochaeta
Temporal Coverage
Start Date 1888-01-01
Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 7b6b50fe-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a