Full name: AlgaeBase
Short name: AlgaeBase
Version: 3.0, Dec 2004
Release date: 2004-12-14
Authors/editors: M. Guiry
Taxonomic coverage: Bacteria - Cyanobacteria
Chromista - Cryptophyta, Haptophyta, Ochrophyta, Sagenista
Protozoa - Acritarcha, Cercozoa, Dinophyta, Euglenozoa, Flagellata, Parabasalia
Plantae - Bacillariophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanidiophyta, Glaucophyta, Prasinophyta, Rhodophyta
English name of the group: Seaweeds and other algae, including blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)
Number of species: 31,028
Number of infraspecific taxa: 7,805
Number of synonyms: 17,390
Number of common names: 254
Total number of names: 56,477
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
Website: http://www.algaebase.org/