167,923 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 22,997 images, 65,082 bibliographic items, 513,722 distributional records.

Search Species Distribution

This section of AlgaeBase contains information on the distribution of the species. It is being updated at present and is growing every day.

Click here to view a graphical representation of the progress to date. If you pass your cursor over each country you will get a species-record count for that country.

To get a list of distributional records, select "Region" (e.g., Europe, North America, etc.) or select Geography (such as Canary Islands, Azores), OR a country (such as, France, Spain). The data can be downloaded in a number of formats (e.g., Excel, text file). You can also select the Habitat and restrict the download to a particular class (e.g. Phaeophyceae) from drop-downs that will appear. 513,722 records have been entered, but the task is still very incomplete, particularly for non-marine algae.

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