Database Details : FishBase

Full name: FishBase
Short name: FishBase
Version: Feb 2017
Release date: 2017-02-24
Authors/editors: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Chordata - Actinopterygii, Cephalaspidomorphi, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Myxini, Sarcopterygii
English name of the group: Fishes
Number of living species 33,388
Number of living infraspecific taxa 82
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 62,023
Number of common names: 306,369
Total number of names: 401,862
Abstract: FishBase is a global information system with extensive information on all species and subspecies of fish. In addition to the data contributed to the Catalogue of Life, the original FishBase database also includes descriptive, biological, ecological, physiological and conservation data and more, and onward links to information in many other databases. Data entry and maintenance is done mainly at the FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN) in the Philippines since the 1st January 2011 in collaboration with many colleagues and institutions around the world. The team was previously hosted in WorldFish since the start in 1990 (formerly ICLARM then called WorldFish Center between 2001-2013, and now WorldFish since 2013). FishBase is supported by a Consortium of nine institutions around the world that acts as the Scientific Committee for FIN. FishBase is funded mainly by the European Commission, and by several other donors. FishBase uses data and information from the Catalog of Fishes (CofF) developed by W.N. Eschmeyer at the California Academy of Science. In particular, FishBase uses CofF as the most complete and up-to-date fish nomenclator, and as a taxonomic authority list in a collaborative work of synchronization of the two databases.
Organization: FIN; WorldFish; FAO; IFM-GEOMAR; MNHN; RMCA; NRM; FC-UBC; AUTH; CAFS
Website: http://www.fishbase.org
Bibliographic citation: Froese R. & Pauly D. (eds) (2017). FishBase (version Feb 2017). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th June 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.