REEHAB Project - Irish Sabellaria alveolata Records

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Historical and extant records of Honeycomb Reef Worm (Sabellaria alveolata) from around the coast of Ireland.

Geographic Coverage: The island of Ireland

Temporal Coverage: 1821 - 2019

Species Groups recorded: annelid

Dataset Status: Complete

Additional Information: The data set is complete and have been published boith in scientific peer reviewed papers and as an Open Access dataset at

Data Resources (3)

available as html
available as CSV
Organisation Home Page
Theme Environment
Date released 2021-11-30
Date updated 2021-12-01
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Language English
Landing page
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.138949, 51.52956667],[-10.138949, 55.20773], [-5.620232, 55.20773], [-5.620232, 51.52956667], [-10.138949, 51.52956667]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM75 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29903)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0", "maxVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Each of the S. alveolata records were checked for spatial and taxonomic accuracy. A further 54 observations are recorded as ‘Sabellaria spp.’ as the available information did not allow for an identification to species level. Many sources reported abundances based on the semi-quantitative SACFOR scale whilst others simply noted its presence, and others still verified both its absence and presence. The result is a curated and comprehensive dataset spanning over two centuries on the past and present global distribution and abundance of S. alveolata. Data Capture Method: Records gathered from literature, targeted surveys, local conservation reports, museum specimens, personal communications by authors and by their research teams, national biodiversity information systems and validated citizen science observations Data Capture Purpose: Collected as part of the REEHAB project ( to combine historical records with contemporary data to document changes in the distribution and abundance of S. alveolata Original Format: Various
Period of time covered (begin) 1845-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2019-12-31