European species list

To facilitate greater consistency in the use of species names across Europe, the JNCC became involved in the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS) project.
This two year project, commenced in April 1998 and was funded under the European Union Marine Science and Technology (MAST) research programme (MAST-PL97-1263). The project produced a register of marine species in Europe to facilitate marine biodiversity research and management, and has resulted in the first complete compilation of marine species for European waters. It is now available as:
Costello, M.J.; Emblow, C.; White, R. (Ed.). (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp.
This list is also available online:  European register of marine species at Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (MarBEF) website