A list of all described Tardigrada
species prepared and updated regularly by
Tardigrade nucleotide sequences in
Assembled genome of Hypsibius
Stec, Morek & Michalczyk, 2018 (previously misidentified
as Hypsibius dujardini).
A list of European tardigrades and their distribution.
FUNCRYPTA is a tardigrade project which objectives are:
(a) to identify genes, enzymes and their products, whose value
for stabilizing cells has been documented, on entering, during
and after the anhydrobiotic stage in tardigrades,
(b) to relate known dynamic cellular procedures during the
anhydrobiotic stage in order to understand the background of
anhydrobiotic changes, and
(c) to develop mathematical methods to understand and quantify
mechanisms, dynamics and driving forces of anhydrobiosis in
order to predict changes and to provide a scientific baseline
for further investigation and development of products required
to stabilize cells.
Kraft's Tardigrada page
Lots of Tardigrada links.
People at the University of North carolina
(USA) who are are developing a tardigrade species as a new model
system for studying how the evolution of developmental
mechanisms can alter animal morphology.
Tardigrades in iDigBio
A digital image depository funded by the US NSF. Contains numerous
images of American tardigrade specimens.
Key to tardigrade genera
A web-based picture key to most common tardigrade genera. Good for
kids and novice tardigradologists. The website by
Karen Lindahl & Susie
Balse contains also a few more sections on tardigrades.
Marine Tardigrade Interactive Map
An interactive map of marine tardigrade species of the world wich
was first published in
Kaczmarek et al. (2015),
but it is updated regularly by Paul Bartels
to include all known marine species and all published records
for each. There are three views available: row view (like a
spreadsheet), card view, and map view. Subsets of the data can
be displayed using the filter function, where species
occurrences can be filtered by any variable in the dataset
(country, ocean, species, etc.). Note that the map can only
display one record when multiple records occur at the same
latitute/longitude. To see all records, use the filter tool in
row or card view. Each occurrence in the map is clickable and
this results in a popup window showing an image of the species
and select information about habitat, substrate, etc.
Mach's Monthly Journal on Tardigrada
A collection of interesting photos and short movies with live
tardies. German version of the web also available.
Mike Shaw's Tardigrada page
Plenty of tardigrade links.
and Requests on Tardigrada Biology
A page maintained by Nigel Marley.
You can post there any news and requests concerning Tardigrada.
Basic info on tardigrades, including collection and
A facebook page ran by
£ukasz Kaczmarek. Contains some funny and also less
serious stuff about tardigrades ;-)
A wiki platform for all public-domain papers on Tardigrada created
by Gary Grothman.
A web-based comprehensive tool, especially designed for Tardigrade genome and
Tardigrada in ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
was established in the mid-1990's as a cooperative project among
several federal agencies to improve and expand upon taxonomic
data (known as the NODC Taxonomic Code) maintained by the
National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The ITIS mission is to create a scientifically credible database
of taxonomic information, placing primary focus on taxa of
interest to North America, with world treatments included, as
A very large database of tardigrade literature back to the XVIII
Website by William R.
A nice tardigrade song by
Tardigrades In Space (TARDIS)
Tardigrades In Space or "TARDIS" is the first research project to
evaluate the ability of tardigrades to survive under open space
conditions. TARDIS is one of the projects within the Biopan-6
research platform provided by European Space Agency (ESA), and
will be sent into space with the russian FOTON-M3 mission.
Website by Ingemar K. Jonsson.
Terje Meiers Tardigrade World
Nearly 2000 tardigrade literature references.
Water Bear song
If you follow the link you'll find lyrics and the .mp3 file with
the Water Bear song by Mal Webb.
Wikipedia on Tardigrada
Tardigrades in Wikipedia, in over 30 languages.