Barcodes: 10,307,132
Per Site:
1000 100 10 1

Please Note: Please be informed due to the holiday closure of the University of Guelph, the BOLD Systems support team will be unavailable between December 24rd, 2021 - January 3rd, 2022. We will return to the office on January 4th, 2022, and will be happy to help you then. Happy Holidays! BOLD Support Team

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) 759,988   Animals 235,966
All Sequences 11,640,488   Plants 70,091
Barcode Sequences 10,307,132   Fungi & Other Life 23,897

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