Symbiota Portals

What are Symbiota portals? Each portal listed below represents a collaborative community of collections and researchers. Most portals have a specific regional and/or taxonomic scope, while others are institution-based. All portals include voucher-based occurrence records, and some additionally include observational data.

Who can join a portal? Symbiota portals are for collections of all sizes—large to small! Some collections may opt to “live manage” their data in a portal, while others may simply wish to share data maintained in an another database as a “snapshot” dataset. Both dataset types can be published to data aggregators through Symbiota portals.

Would you like to join a portal? Fill out this form and contact help@symbiota.org to let us know you’re interested. More information about joining can be found here.

Portal Name & LinkTaxonomic ScopeGeographic ScopeSSH-hostedOther Notes
Academy of Natural Sciences Entomology CollectionInvertebrates (insects, other arthropods)GlobalMaintained by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
African Herbaria (under construction!)PlantsAfricax
All AsiaPlantsAsiax
Arctic LichenFungi (lichens)Arcticx
Bhutan Biodiversity Specimen PortalAllBhutan
Big Bee LibraryInvertebrates (bees)Globalx
BioGatorAllUF Campus, Gainesville, FL, USAx
Channel Islands Biodiversity Information System (Cal-IBIS)AllChannel Islands, CA, USAMaintained by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and Nature Conservancy
Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH2)PlantsCalifornia Floristic Province, USAx
Consortium of Latin American Lichen Herbaria (CHLAL)Fungi (lichens)Latin Americax
Consortium of Midwest HerbariaPlantsMidwest USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Consortium of North American Bryophyte Herbaria (CNABH)Plants (bryophytes)Globalx
Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria (CNALH)Fungi (lichens)Globalx
Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria (CNH)PlantsNortheast USAx
Consortium of Pacific Herbaria (under construction!)PlantsPacific Islandsx
Consortium of Small Vertebrate CollectionsVertebratesGlobalx
Consortium of Southern Rocky Mountain Herbaria (SoRo)PlantsSouthwest/Central USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Cooperative Taxonomic Resource for American Myrtaceae (CoTRAM)Plants (Myrtaceae)North and South Americax
Cretaceous Vertebrates of MadagascarVertebrates (fossils)Madagascar (Cretaceous)x
Documenting Ethnobiology in Mexico and Central America (DEMCA)AllMexico and Central Americax
EcdysisInvertebrates (arthropods)Globalx
EcoFloras of North AmericaPlantsNorth AmericaxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
FrullaniaFrullania (liverwort)Globalx
Gabon BiodiversityAllGabon / West Africax
Great Lakes Invasives NetworkAllMidwest USAMaintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Guatemala BiodiversityAllGuatemala / Latin Americax
Herbario Virtual Austral Americano (HVAA)Plantssouthern South America (Argentina & Chile)x
Illinois Natural History SurveyAllMidwest USAx
Indian River Lagoon Species InventoryAllFlorida, USA
Intermountain Herbaria ConsortiumPlantsCentral USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Invert-E-BaseInvertebratesGlobalxDoes not include terrestrial arthropods
Lundell Plant Biodiversity PortalPlantsTexas, Mexico, MesoamericaMaintained by the University of Texas at Austin
Macroalgal Herbarium ConsortiumAlgaeGlobalx
Madrean Discovery & Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment ProjectAllMadrean Archipelago (southern USA and northern Mexico)x
Mid-Atlantic Herbaria ConsortiumPlantsNortheast USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Minnesota Biodiversity AtlasAllMinnesota, USAMaintained by the Bell Museum at University of Minnesota
MonarchAllGlobalMaintained by the California Academy of Sciences
Mycology Collections Data Portal (MycoPortal)FungiGlobalMaintained by the Illinois Natural History Survey
National Database of Biodiversity of Ecuador (BNDB)AllEcuadorMaintained by INABIO
North American Network of Small Herbaria (NANSH)PlantsNorth AmericaxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
NEON BiorepositoryAllNEON field sitesx
Neotropical Flora PortalPlantsCentral and South Americax
Northern Great Plains HerbariaPlantsNorth-central USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Open HerbariumPlantsGlobalx
OregonFloraPlantsOregonMaintained by Oregon State University
PaleobotanyPlants (fossils)Globalx
Pacific Island Land Snail Biodiversity Repository (PILSBRy)Invertebrates (terrestrial gastropods)Pacific Islandsx
PteridoPortalPlants (ferns, extant & fossils)Globalx
SEINet New Mexico-Arizona ChapterPlantsNew Mexico and Arizona, USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
Southeast Regional Network of Expertise and Collections (SERNEC)PlantsSoutheast USAx Part of the SEINet Portal Network
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute CollectionsAllPanamax
Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN)Invertebrates (Arthropods)GlobalMaintained by the University of Arizona
TardigradeTardigradesGlobalx
Texas and Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH)PlantsTexas and Oklahoma, USAxPart of the SEINet Portal Network
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Herbarium (COLO)PlantsGlobalMaintained by the University of Colorado at Boulder

*SSH-hosted = the Symbiota Support Hub provides the technical infrastructure for this portal