For a better understanding of marine biodiversity

About BISMaL

BISMaL is a data system for biodiversity information, particularly in biogeographic data of marine organisms, constructed by Japan Agency for Marine Earth-Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and is operated at the Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC) of JAMSTEC.

About BISMaL data

BISMaL provides biological information including photographs, descriptions on morphology/ecology, biogeography, etc. of marine organisms mainly around Japan. Movies taken by manned/unmanned submersibles of JAMSTEC may be found for some deep-sea taxa.

How to use BISMaL

Marine organisms registered to BISMaL are searchable by multiple methods. Scientific names, depth, localities or a combination of them, or search by browsing a taxonomic tree may lead you to each taxon page including detailed information of the taxon.


[ 2014/02/26 ]
Due to the system maintenance, BISMaL will be temporary unavailable from 17:00 on February 28 to 17:00 on March 4 (JST), 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience.

BISMaL data at a glance

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