Registros biológicos

Observadores del Mar - Crustáceos Decápodos

Última versión Publicado por Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) en 11 de mayo de 2023 Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC)
Fecha de publicación:
11 de mayo de 2023
CC-BY-NC 4.0

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Observadores del Mar - Seawatchers is an internet platform aimed at connecting citizens and scientists to investigate together the current state of our seas and oceans. Citizens can participate by contributing with their observations and experience. We wish to understand the effects of global warming, pollution, biodiversity changes, invasions of alien species and overfishing in marine ecosystems. To this end, we collect observations and sightings on the distribution and abundance of marine species, the emergence of rare or invasive marine species or the signs of change in ecosystems (mortality of organisms, amassing of surface and bottom pollution).This platform of projects, linked to ongoing research is coordinated by the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona (ICM-CSIC) and relies on the collaboration among citizens scientists from different national and international centers. The main challenges we have are: (1) to detect global warming impacts in biology and distribution of species; (2) to inform about the appearance and expansion of introduced or invasive species; (3) to inform about the presence of warning species such as jellyfish or pufferfish; (4) to expand the knowledge about biology, habitat and distribution of native species; (5) to report the pollution of coasts and sea bottoms and its impact in marine life and ecosystems

Decapod crustaceans (crabs, shrimps, prawns, lobsters, spiny lobsters, hermit crabs,… are a very diverse and still poorly known faunal group, especially so for the wide public. Compared with fish, which are much more evident and easier to watch underwater, crustaceans are much more difficult to obtain reliable information from, since many of them have nocturnal habits, and stay under rocks, buried in the sand or in crevices during most of daytime. Notwithstanding, there is a reasonable number of species that we can be able to see if we watch attentively in the correct habitats, such as crevices or small caves in rocky shores. We aim to obtain data and information on the occurrence not only of the scarce species but also of the common ones. Species that today are common may not be so in a few years time, and inversely, species that today are scarce, or not yet here, may be common tomorrow. Collaboration is necessary and very valuable.


Los datos en este recurso de registros biológicos han sido publicados como Archivo Darwin Core(DwC-A), el cual es un formato estándar para compartir datos de biodiversidad como un conjunto de una o más tablas de datos. La tabla de datos del core contiene 1.672 registros.

también existen 1 tablas de datos de extensiones. Un registro en una extensión provee información adicional sobre un registro en el core. El número de registros en cada tabla de datos de la extensión se ilustra a continuación.

Occurrence (core)

Este IPT archiva los datos y, por lo tanto, sirve como repositorio de datos. Los datos y los metadatos del recurso están disponibles para su descarga en la sección descargas. La tabla versiones enumera otras versiones del recurso que se han puesto a disposición del público y permite seguir los cambios realizados en el recurso a lo largo del tiempo.


La siguiente tabla muestra sólo las versiones publicadas del recurso que son de acceso público.

¿Cómo referenciar?

Los usuarios deben citar este trabajo de la siguiente manera:

Abello P (2019): Observadores del Mar - Crustáceos Decápodos. v1.0. Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC). Dataset/Metadata.


Los usuarios deben respetar los siguientes derechos de uso:

El publicador y propietario de los derechos de este trabajo es Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC). Esta obra está bajo una licencia Creative Commons de Atribución/Reconocimiento-NoComercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0).

Registro GBIF

Este recurso ha sido registrado en GBIF con el siguiente UUID: ba5f097c-54d3-48ac-a57f-6d93cdbc85c8.  Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) publica este recurso y está registrado en GBIF como un publicador de datos avalado por GBIF Spain.

Palabras clave

Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence


Pere Abello
  • Proveedor De Los Metadatos
  • Originador
  • Usuario
  • Punto De Contacto
Scientific Researcher
Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)
08003 Barcelona

Cobertura geográfica

Mediterranean Sea and adjacent Atlantic Ocean

Coordenadas límite Latitud Mínima Longitud Mínima [20,961, -21,445], Latitud Máxima Longitud Máxima [61,773, 44,648]

Cobertura temporal

Fecha Inicial 1981-08-21

Datos del proyecto

Occurrence records, with photograph whenever possible

Título Observadores del Mar - Crustáceos Decápodos
Identificador Observadoresdelmar-Decapoda
Descripción del área de estudio Mediterranean Sea and adjacent Atlantic Ocean

Personas asociadas al proyecto:

Pere Abello
Jose Antonio Cuesta
Maria Corsini-Foka
  • Verificador
Paula Carolina Rodríguez Flores
  • Verificador

Métodos de muestreo

Pictures of decapod crustaceans obtained on beaches and rocky shores, as well as submarine pictures taken by divers, observations from sailing boats, etc, Citizen science observations, both casual or scientifically orientated. The minimum information provided by Observers is identification to species level (whenever possible), position (latitude/longitude), and date. Additional information can also be provided (habitat, depth, etc.)

Área de Estudio Mediterranean Sea and adjacent Atlantic Ocean
Control de Calidad All observations provided by citizens are scientifically validated (or not) to the lowest possible taxonomic level (to species level whenever possible) by a team of scientists/biologists/zoologists that provide also comments and interaction with the observers.

Descripción de la metodología paso a paso:

  1. (1) Field observation of a decapod crustacean (crabs, shrimps, hermit crabs, lobsters, crawfish,....) (2) Picture taken (3) use of to input the picture with a preliminary identification and associated information. (4) validation of the observation by the scientific team

Datos de la colección

Nombre de la Colección Observadores del Mar - Crustáceos Decápodos
Identificador de la Colección
Identificador de la Colección Parental
Métodos de preservación de los ejemplares Otro

Metadatos adicionales

Propósito Observadores del Mar, and particularly its section on Decapod Crustaceans was born by a two-way relationship. Scientists need the help of collaborators to obtain additional information on the occurrence, behaviour, habitat, etc. of many marine species from which very little or hardly anything is known. On the other side, citizens often feel the need to let other people know about the observations they make. The feeling that sharing what you see, and of you being useful for other people also provided impulse to create a mechanism that could be useful to both scientists and citizens. Scientists today are well aware of the importance of not keeping to themselves the knowledge obtained during their research, and that by increasing and popularising the knowledge the overall society has on nature, the own society may be further aware of the problems nature has, as well as of the benefits of all kinds nature provides to humankind. In this way scientists obtain further and often simultaneous knowledge, and citizens are rewarded by the acquisition of further knowledge, as well as by the feeling of being useful, which experience says is relevant.
Identificadores alternativos doi:10.15470/mtace1