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Marine fauna of Indian seas (Version 1, Released online in December 2005)
Entry ID: 52541

Abstract: IndOBIS Catalogue of Life (IndOBIS CoL, ) is a work in
progress that aims at collating baseline information on known biota from Indian
Ocean. Other than listing valid scientific name of a species, IndOBIS CoL also
collates data on synonyms, common names, detailed taxon hierarchy and
occurrence data.

In December 2005, Dataset 1 containing 13,750 species records (12,592 ... View entire text
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Description: Indian Ocean OBIS (IndOBIS)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: -34.0   E: 110.0   W: -5.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Chavan, Vishwas; C. T. Achuthankutty; and N.S. Rane. (eds)
Dataset Release Date: December 2005
Version: Version 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Quality - In case of IndOBIS Catalogue of Life (IndOBIS CoL) secondary sources of
literature is the prime source of data. The main focus is on published
literature including research papers, faunas / floras, and monographs as
sources of authentic and reviewed information. Data collated together by the
"Data Managers" is then reviewed ... View entire text
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 the full
citation of any publication made (printed or electronic) that cites OBIS or any
constituent part.

Recognize the limitations of data in OBIS.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
International Ocean Biogeographic Information System Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (732) 932-6555 x 565
Fax: (732) 932-8578
Email: evberghe at
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
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Format: OBIS Schema
Fees: None
Phone: 732-932-6555 ext. 503
Email: Obissupport at
Contact Address:
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
City: New Brunswick
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08901
Country: USA
Chavan, Vishwas; C. T. Achuthankutty; and N.S. Rane. (eds) 2005. IndOBIS
Catalogue of Life (IndOBIS CoL): Marine fauna of Indian seas, an excerpt from
IndFauna, electronic catalogue of known Indian fauna. National Chemicial
Laboratory, Pune, India and National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-12-30