Welcome to the Sponge Barcoding Database (SBD)!

The SBD is intended as a service to the scientific community,
and as such critically depending on the data YOU submit.
The SBD currently provides two categories of data:
  • REFERENCE: records from described species with a full taxonomic description, DNA signature sequence(s), and verification of voucher material by a recognized taxonomic expert.
  • SUBMITTED: records from described species that either lack full taxonomic description or verification by a taxonomic expert, or DNA signature sequences from as yet undescribed and unverified species. We strongly suggest using those records only for comparative purposes and NOT for species identification.
You can search below either in the two categories separately, or across both (option: all).
Search forand
within records

If you wish to submit data to the Sponge Barcoding Database, you are most
welcome to do so. Please follow these guidelines, use this template and send
it, with any pending questions, to info@spongebarcoding.org.

Sponge Barcoding Database Devel-
opment benefitted from funding by
the German Research Foundation.