Full name: FishBase
Short name: FishBase
Version: Jan 2010
Release date: 2010-01-05
Authors/editors: R. Froese & D. Pauly (eds)
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Chordata - Actinopterygii, Cephalaspidomorphi, Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Myxini, Sarcopterygii
English name of the group: Fishes
Number of species: 31,186
Number of infraspecific taxa: 467
Number of synonyms: 57,124
Number of common names: 272,622
Total number of names: 361,399
Abstract: FishBase is a global information system with extensive information on all species of fish. In addition to the data contributed to the Catalogue of Life, the original FishBase database also includes descriptive, physiological and conservation data and onward links to information in many other databases. It is supported by a consortium of nine institutions including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Data entry and maintenance is done mainly at the WorldFish Center in the Philippines, in collaboration with many other partners, and with support from the European Commission.
Organization: WorldFish; FAO; IfM-GEOMAR; FC-UBC; MNHN; RMCA; NRM; AUTH; CAFS
Website: http://www.fishbase.org