page top

Biological Information System for Marine LifeBiological Information System for Marine Life

Biological Information System for Marine Life
NEWS
2024/05/17
The dataset of "Fixed Point Survey for Shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae and Charadriidae" has been published on BISMaL. The dataset contains the occurrence record from 1971 to 2004. It is one of the survey results from the Monitoring Sites 1000 Projects conducted by the Biodiversity Center of Japan.
Access the dataset, here.
2024/02/08
The dataset of "Specimen collection of Japanese mud shrimp (Upogebia major) in Japan" has been published on BISMaL. The dataset is based on specimens collected from June 2020 to July 2022, and published as Kitabatake et al. (2023).
Kitabatake, K., K. Izumi, N. I. Kondo and K. Okoshi (2023) Phylogeography and genetic diversity of the Japanese mud shrimp Upogebia major (Crustacea, Decapoda, Upogebiidae): natural or anthropogenic dispersal? ZooKeys, 1182, 259-287, doi: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1182.105030.
Access the dataset, here.
2024/01/04
The first dataset in 2024, Simultaneous surveys of littoral organisms in Osaka Bay, has been published on BISMaL.
The dataset is the result of the survey conducted by the Osaka Bay Environmental Restoration Liaison Committee in cooperation with groups working along the Osaka Bay.
Learn more about the survey, here (in Japanese)
Access the dataset, here.
2023/11/27
New data (674 records) has been added to the following dataset:
Marine Biological Sample Database, JAMSTEC
This dataset contains data of biological samples which were collected during scientific missions of JAMSTEC ships (NATSUSHIMA, KAIYO, YOKOSUKA, KAIREI and MIRAI) and submersibles.
Please refer to the links for details.
2023/11/24
New data (77 records) have been added to the following dataset:
Species list recorded by baited cameras at deep sea area in Japan
The dataset contains species list focused on demersal fish and scavenging animal recorded by the baited camera.
Please refer to the links for details.
BISMaL data at a glance
Number of registered taxon on BISMaL
Last Updated:2024/05/23
Total number of registered taxon:41,383
taxon with occurrence record(s):15,677
taxon with no occurrence record(s):25,706
Number of occurrences records in kingdom Animalia
Last Updated:2024/05/23
Number of occurrence records:3,821,942
Last Updated:2024/04/01
Data Map
Total of 3,821,942 records in BISMaL (April 1, 2024).
In FY2023, nine new datasets were published in BISMaL:
- Environmental baseline data in abyssal plain off Minami Torishima based on megafauna occurrence obtained from the 2022 cruise.
- Environmental baseline data in abyssal plain off Minami Torishima based on 18S rRNA gene obtained from the 2022 cruise.
- Environmental baseline data in abyssal plain off Minami Torishima based on physicochemical parameters and meiofauna community obtained from the 2022 cruise.
- Large benthic foraminifers around Japanese Islands.
- Marine decapod crustaceans of the San'in District.
- Decline in the Acropora population due to repeated moderate disturbances in Okinotorishima Island, Japan.
- Marine benthic animal data along Yokohama City Coast.
- Simultaneous surveys of littoral organisms in Osaka Bay.
- Specimen collection of Japanese mud shrimp (Upogebia major) in Japan.