Marine Species discoveries Curaçao

Curaçao has a remarkably long and rich history of marine species discoveries. This is reflected by a high number of species descriptions in which Curaçao is mentioned as type locality. The type locality of a species is the place where the specimens were collected that were originally used to describe this species as new to science. These specimens are so-called type specimens. 


This news article was published in BioNews 24.

BioNews is produced by the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance and funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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