Search for records in The Ocean Biogeographic Information System

Note: the simple search attempts to match a known species/taxon - by its scientific name or common name. If there are no name matches, a full text search will be performed on your query
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Find records for ANY of the following taxa (matched/processed taxon concepts)
Find records that specify the following scientific name (verbatim/unprocessed name)
Raw Scientific Name
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Species Group
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Institution or Collection
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Enter a list of taxon names/scientific names, one name per line (common names not currently supported).

Enter a list of catalogue numbers (one number per line).

Select one of the draw tools (polygon, rectangle, circle), draw a shape and click the search link that pops up.

Import an existing GIS area (currently supported formats: Well Known Text (WKT) POLYGON shape)

Copy & paste a WKT POLYGON string and click "Add to map":