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AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, the sea-grasses are included, even though they are flowering plants.

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AlgaeBase is one of the External Global Species Databases linked to WoRMS.

AlgaeBase and WoRMS have signed an end user agreement and LifeWatch is providing financial support to AlgaeBase. Based on the end user agreement, WoRMS can extract taxonomic information from AlgaeBase and offer this to the WoRMS users through the online interface. WoRMS can however not re-distribute the AlgaeBase data.