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.
AlgaeBase is often a compromise of taxonomic opinions that may or may not reflect your particular conclusions. Feel free to use the information and images included on the AlgaeBase web site, but do ... please cite AlgaeBase in your publications or presentations. This helps to raise money in order to continue maintenance of the service. Please also realise that AlgaeBase is made available in an incomplete form and is purely meant as a aid to taxonomic studies and not a definitive source in its own right. You should always check the information included prior to use.
[Source: The information provided in the summary was extracted from the MarBEF Data System at http://www.marbef.org/data/eurobisproviders.php]