Full name: FishBase
Short name: FishBase
Version: Jan 2011
Release date: 2011-01-11
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 species: 31,725
Number of infraspecific taxa: 442
Number of synonyms: 57,867
Number of common names: 285,339
Total number of names: 375,373
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