Database details

Full name:

AlgaeBase

Short name:

AlgaeBase

Version:

3.0, Dec 2004

Release date:

December 14th, 2004

Authors/editors:

M Guiry

Taxonomic coverage:

Plantae - Bacillariophyta, Charophyta, Chlorarachniophyta, Chlorophyta, Cryptophyta, Cyanophyta, Dinophyta, Euglenophyta, Flagellata, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta, Prasinophyta, Rhodophyta, Trypanosomatophyta

Number of species names:

30,487 accepted names; 13,814 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

7,806 accepted names; 3,576 synonyms

Number of common names:

254

Total number of names:

55,937

Abstract:

Algaebase aspires to include all organisms regarded as algae, including the Cyanophyta (or Cyanobacteria). Primarily a taxonomic database, it has diverse information on freshwater, marine (seaweeds) and terrestrial algae, including uses and many pictures. Seagrasses are also included for the present. About 55,000 names are currently documented. AlgaeBase was developed at the Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, with support from the Higher Education Authority (Irish Department of Education and Science) and the European Commission.

Organization:

Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Web site:

http://www.algaebase.org/


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