Barcodes: 13,453,279
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Please Note: Due to scheduled server maintenance, BOLD Systems will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 from 2 to 5pm EDT. Thank you for your understanding.

Public Data Portal:

A data retrieval interface that allows for searching over 1.7M public records in BOLD using multiple search criteria including, but not limited to, geography, taxonomy, and depository.

Barcode Index Numbers:

A searchable database of Barcode Index Numbers (BINs), sequence clusters that closely approximate species.

DNA Barcode Education Portal:

A custom platform for educators and students to explore barcode data and contribute novel barcodes to the BOLD database.


An integrated data collection and analysis environment that securely supports the assembly and validation of DNA barcodes and ancillary sequences.

The Barcode of Life Data System is designed to support the generation and application of DNA barcode data. The platform consists of four main modules: a data portal, a database of barcode clusters, an educational portal, and a data collection workbench.

Sequence statistics


Species coverage (formally described)

Barcode clusters for animals (BINs) 930,973   Animals 249,401
All Sequences 14,899,233   Plants 71,782
Barcode Sequences 13,453,279   Fungi & Other Life 24,610

iBOL CFREF Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science Canada Foundation for Innovation NSERC