Chironomid DNA Barcode Database

The Chironomid DNA Barcode Database provides information on chironomid species, including DNA sequences, habitats, and taxonomic classifications. DNA barcoding has been used to identify species, along with morphological and ecological observations. We hope the database is widely used for scientific research, education and aquatic conservation.

Chironomus plumosus
(Source: Shigeo Kondo)

What's New

  • 9 Feb 2016
    The database is now available under an open license except images. See terms of use for details.
  • 11 Dec 2015
    The database has been updated.
  • 27 Apr 2015
    Chironomid data is published on GBIF.
  • 17 Dec 2014
    The English website is now available.

Using Data

Content on the website except images is made available under a CC BY 4.0 license. Specimen images are licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Please read the terms of use before using any data from the Chironomid DNA Barcode Database.

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Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies
National Institute for Environmental Studies
16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba-City, Ibaraki,
305-8506 Japan.