Searchable Databases

Taxonomic literature database
Our taxonomic literature database (developed using Endnote©) is searchable as a PDF only at this time. Authors, titles, keywords, etc. can be searched as words using Acrobat Find (Ctrl+F) on the Acrobat toolbar.

View the SERTC taxonomic literature library (PDF).

Please contact SERTC staff with questions or comments regarding the reference list. We welcome reprint contributions relevant to invertebrates in the South Atlantic Bight, as well as general keys to world taxa.

Specimen Databases

SERTC specimen database

Currently, most of the SERTC invertebrate collection database is accessible through a portal of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). SERTC catalogue records are periodically exported, reformatted and submitted to the GBIF through the OBIS node at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. A variety of search functions, including specific species searches or a complete list of all of the SERTC records in the GBIF database, can be performed from the SERTC database page. Information about additional records or species that have not yet been submitted to GBIF may be obtained by contacting SERTC staff.

Other helpful specimen databases for the South Atlantic Bight:

TheThe National Benthic Inventory at NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Charleston, SC, has established an online database of benthic species distributions with a corresponding voucher collection of specimens. The database holds species distributional information from the many surveys conducted by NOAA and partnering institutions around the United States. The specimen collection holds taxonomic vouchers from these surveys. Both the collection and distributional information databases are fully searchable on a variety of parameters (taxonomic, geographic, physical) at this website: