Philippine marine biodiversity as assessed by SeaLifeBase: status and gaps uri icon


  • This paper aims to demonstrate the use of global marine biodiversity databases, such as SeaLifeBase and Fishbase, to provide a preliminary assessment of marine biodiversity in the Philippines, where it is at its apex. SeaLifeBase, a joint activity of the Sea Around Us project of the University of British Columbia and the WorldFish Center, is patterned after the popular online database on fish, FishBase. It focuses on non-fish marine vertebrates and invertebrates of the world, providing information, from published sources, on distribution, ecology, biology, human uses, and IUCN/CITES status. Catalogue of Life, World Register of Marine Species, other databases, and a network of specialists maintain its taxonomic backbone

publication date

  • 2009