1776-1997 Paul F. Clark North East Atlantic Crab Atlas

Latest version published by Marine Biological Association on Apr 23, 2019 Marine Biological Association

A detailed distribution of true crabs (Brachyura) in the North-East Atlantic. Approximately 11,200 marine record cards were collated. Data obtained from literature records, crab material held in collections of the British Museum (Natural History), field record cards returned by individuals, specimens held in institutions and organisations other than the British Museum, biological surveys and collecting expeditions.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event 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 10,989 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 10,989 records in English (332 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (4 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (5 KB)


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Clark P F (2018): 1776-1997 Paul F. Clark North East Atlantic Crab Atlas. v2.0. Marine Biological Association. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://doi.org/10.17031/fyi30u


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GBIF Registration

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Who created the resource:

Paul F Clark
Natural History Museum London GB

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dan Lear
Head of Data
Marine Biological Association of the UK Plymouth GB

Who filled in the metadata:

Dan Lear
Head of Data
Marine Biological Association of the UK Plymouth GB

Who else was associated with the resource:

Data Team

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.17031/fyi30u