Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Diversity in the Dutch Caribbean

Photos: Michiel Oversteegen and Gerard van Buurt and Marion Haarsma


The database as a whole

Naturalis Biodversity Center, 2017. Dutch Caribbean Species Register, www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org. Accessed on [date].

Species information

Species passports on the Dutch Caribbean Species Register can be cited as follows.

[author] [year]. [species name English/Dutch/Papiamento scientific]. Dutch Caribbean Species Register, www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org. Accessed on [date].

Example of Green Turtle consulted on 14 November 2017, for reference in English context:

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, 2017. Green Turtle Chelonia mydas. Dutch Caribbean Species Register, www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org. Accessed on November 14 2017.


The use of photos is permitted under the conditions specified by the photographer through the chosen license. Photos shared under Creative Commons licences with a BY-code (attribution) can for example be cited as follows, preferrably with a link to the Dutch Caribbean Species Register and profile page of the photographer.

[species name English/Dutch/Papiamento scientific]. Photo by [photographer], Dutch Caribbean Species Register, www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org. [license].

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas. Photo by Frank van Spelde, Dutch Caribbean Species Register, www.dutchcaribbeanspecies.org. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

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