North East Atlantic Taxa

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NEAT is essencially a number of (in som cases very) preliminary check-lists of marine
(and maritime) organisms within the MIOS (Marine Invertebrates of Scandinavia) area.
This area includes particularily the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.
Its limit in the southwestern North Sea is the English Channel (the railway tunnel line), in northeast
a line northwards from the Norwegian-Russian border, in north a line east-westwards north of
Spitsbergen towards Greenland. From the northwestern Scotland a line in northwestern direction
towards Greenland (south of Iceland) delimits the NEAT area from the rest of the Atlantic.
You will find no literature reference lists, except a few single references in comments
to some of the taxa. The NEAT lists are presumably more complete in the centre of their
cover area (Skagerrak) and less elaborate in the periphery (SW. Britain, Arctic Seas).
The format of the lists in this page is pdf (portable document format).
Recently revised lists are followed by a revision date.

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NEAT*Porifera (160 K, 1999-06-11) *

NEAT*Coelenterata (224 K, 1998-08-03) *

NEAT*Plathelminthes (1.7 M, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Nemertini (64 K, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Species-poor phyla (128 K, 1998-08-03)
Species-poor phyla in this context include: Placozoa, Gnathostomulida,
Tardigrada, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Acanthocephala, Entoprocta, Cycliophora,
Mesozoa, Nematomorpha, Gastrotricha, Rotifera, Echiura, Sipuncula, Pogonophora,
Hemichordata, Chaetognatha & Xenoturbellida

NEAT*Nematoda (320 K, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Annelida (320 K, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Crustacea (640 K, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Mollusca (384 K, 1998-08-03)
If you need a good, systematically authoritative
check-list of European marine Mollusca, you should
consult CLEMAM from the M.N.H.N. in Paris.
However it is lacking information about more regional distributions.

NEAT*Chelicerata & Uniramia (224 K, 1998-08-03)
This check-list is far from finished and is dealing with
maritime taxa, chiefly from above the sea level.

NEAT*"Lophophorata" (192 K, 1999-02-16)
including Bryozoa, Brachiopoda & Phoronida

NEAT*Echinodermata (96 K, 1998-08-03)

A draft for a complete check-list on European Echinoderms (224 K, September -99) may be found here.

NEAT*Chordata (160 K, 1998-08-03)

NEAT*Fungi (incl. Lichenes) & maritime Bryophyta (96 K, 1998-08-03)

A large list of Protoctista may also eventually be added during 1999,
albeit this list for the moment is very far from "finished".



NEAT*Protoctista (864 K)
(This list is far from ready and therefore so far visible only within TMBL:s domain)

If anybody but H.G.H. is able to see this row of text, please tell me (H.G.H.)!

You will find a huge amount of links to other organism check-lists, covering other environments,
geographical areas and taxa in the Envirolink's World Species List Taxa Database
and if you are interested in information about organism names, you may try Index to Organism Names

For several Animal groups more extensive lists today exist and may be reached through Internet, e.g.:

FishBase (world wide relational database over fish, with lots of useful information. An identical database over marine invertebrates, named SeaLifeBase, is under development in the Philippines)

ERMS (European Register of Marine Species - mainly a list of European Marine species with authors, but rarely distributions - a planned list of Marine species of the World having the working name WoRMS should be finished before 2010)

Hexacorallians of the World (a very good resource initiated by the leading specialist in this field Dr. Daphne Fautin, Kansas)

Madreporaria and other cnidarians, similar in structure of stone corals (World wide list by Cairns, Hoeksema & van der Land 1999)

AlgaeBase (World wide Algae resource)

CephBase (World wide Cephalopoda resource)

CLEMAM (Check List of European Marine Mollusca) have several check-lists over at least some minor groups

Turbellarian Taxonomic Database (World wide list of "Turbellarians" by Seth Tyler & al.)

The web site of Dr. Christopher Cameron is linked i.a. to a short world wide Hemichordata check-list.

Fossil and living Ostracoda of the World (a list maintained by the retired Prof. Eugen K. Kempf, Köln)

Several phyla are listed in this site, partly compiled by and maintained by the arachnologist Joel Hallan, with complete world lists of e.g. Cnidaria, Myxozoa, Entoprocta, Gnathostomulida, Rhombozoa, Sipuncula, Phoronida, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, & Tardigrada (and also some insect and "spider animal" groups listed).

I have myself, compiled a very short check-list of the 32 species of worldwide Cephalochordata (lancelets).

It is possible to find a check list of world Arrow Worms in Eric V. Thuesens web page about Chaetognatha

URMO (UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Species - was earlier available on the net, but is now replaced by ERMS)

and e.g. geographic distributions of several species may be found in OBIS (Ocean Biographic Information System).

Several non marine groups are covered by world check lists. One group Collembola, may live on the sea shore and therefor worth mentioning here.

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Up left: Helena Samuelsson's drawing of Acesta excavata (Fabricius,1779).
Up right: Helena Samuelsson's drawing of Ulophysema oeresundense Brattström,1936
(Ascothoracida), endoparasitic in e.g. Brissopsis lyrifera (Forbes,1841).
Below: Helena Samuelsson's drawings of an alive specimen of Berthella sideralis (Lovén,1846)
(Opisthobranchia, Notaspidea) dredged from a Lophelia reef in the vicinity of TMBL.

... and a few photos of the rare nudibranch Okenia aspersa may be found here.

This page has been available since early 1996, updated 25 September 1999. | accesses since September 9, 1998*.