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Hexacorallians of the World (IOBIS)
Entry ID: OBIS.HEXACORALLIA


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Summary
Abstract: A compilation of publications concerning taxonomy, nomenclature, and geographic
distribution of extant hexacorallians - members of cnidarian orders Actiniaria
(sea anemones in the strict sense), Antipatharia (black corals), Ceriantharia
(tube anemones), Corallimorpharia (sea anemones in the loose sense),
Ptychodactiaria (sea anemones in the loose sense), Scleractinia (hard or stony
corals), and Zoanthidea (sea anemones in the loose sense)

Funded largely by US National Science Foundation grants DEB95-21819 and
DEB99-78106 (in the program PEET - Partnerships to Enhance Expertise in
Taxonomy) and supplements in the REU program (Research Experience for
Undergraduates) to Daphne G. Fautin, and grant OCE00-03970 (in NOPP, the
National Oceanographic Partnership Program) to D.G.F. and Robert W. Buddemeier.

Sea Anemones of the World Data include:

* Bibliographic reference to the work in which each taxon was originally
described
* Synonymy of each taxon
* Taxonomic status of each taxon
* Images of many species - from the published literature as well as
previously unpublished ones
* Type specimens - by species and by museum
* Type locality of each species
* Published distribution of each species
* List of relevant publications by each author
* Classification schemes of Hexacorallia

Updates, including both additions and corrections, are being made continually
in all categories. Corrections are made as errors are found. Additions of data
and functionalities are made at intervals of several months; the date of the
current version is prominently displayed. Archival copies of previous versions
can be obtained upon request.

As of 31 January 2003, the inventory of genera and species was virtually
complete for Actiniaria, Antipatharia Ceriantharia, Corallimorpharia, and
Ptychodactiaria (now considered a component of Actiniaria), although not all
associated data are available for every species.

As bibliographic details for higher taxonomic levels are assembled, the
hierarchical placement of each taxon will be specified.

Data on type specimens are from two sources. A small number of records are from
listings in published type catalogs of two museums, and from original
descriptions that specified as repositories museums that have not been visited.
Most records are from examination of the specimens by Daphne Fautin in 40
natural history museums in Europe, the Pacific, and North America. The museums
that have been visited include those with large holdings of sea anemone type
specimens.

More information on the collections and temporal coverage of the data included
can be obtained at: http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/hexacoral/anemone2/index.cfm

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
HEXACORALLIA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fautin, Daphne G.
Dataset Title: Hexacorallians of the World
Dataset Release Date: 1 July 2005
Online Resource: http://www.iobis.org/


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > EUROPE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >ANTHOZOANS/HEXACORALS >SEA ANEMONES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Project
OBIS >OCEAN BIOGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM    [Information]
COML >CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE    [Information]


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
Acknowledge the use of specific records from contributing databases in the form
appearing in the 'Citation' field thereof (if any); and acknowledge the use of
the OBIS facility.

For information purposes, email to obissupport@marine.rutgers.edu the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.


Keywords
Taxonomic coverage: Cnidaria: Actiniaria, Antipatharia Ceriantharia, Corallimorpharia, and Ptychodactiaria


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Daphne G. Fautin, University of Kansas


Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iobis.org/
Dataset ID: BIOMAR

Data Center Personnel
Name: EDWARD VANDEN BERGHE
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at iobis.org
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901-8521
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None


Personnel
JEREMY BARTLEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 785-864-2126
Fax: 785-864-5317
Email: jbartley at kgs.ku.edu
Contact Address:
Kansas Geological Survey
University of Kansas
1930 Constant Ave.
City: Lawrence
Province or State: KS
Postal Code: 66047-3726
Country: USA


DAPHNE G. FAUTIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (785) 864-3062
Fax: (785) 864-5321
Email: fautin at ku.edu
Contact Address:
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Kansas
City: Lawrence
Province or State: Kansas
Postal Code: 66045
Country: USA


Publications/References
Fautin, Daphne G. 2005. Hexacorallians of the World.
http://hercules.kgs.ku.edu/hexacoral/anemone2/index.cfm

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10


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