Who are we?

MolluscaBase is a taxonomically oriented database that aims to provide an authoritative, permanently updated account of all molluscan species – marine, freshwater, and terrestrial, extant and fossil, and across all classes. MolluscaBase follows the standards of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) and provides information on a taxon's status, its classification, and, as available, type locality, distribution, stratigraphic range, images, traits, and relevant literature sources. All data are strictly based on the most recent literature without editorial opinions.


Accelerating fossil name entry through philanthropy grant!
Added on: 2024-07-15 20:30 by Vos, Chris
Editors receive a grant to accelerate entry of fossil species names from important monographs.
New Molluscabase Home Page Online!
Added on: 2024-05-23 15:59 by Vos, Chris
The refurbished Home Page of Molluscabase was launched by Dr. Philippe Bouchet on 18 May 2024 at the occasion of the 33rd International Shell Show in Edegem (Antwerp, Belgium).
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