Recent Species

Genus: Ajigaurospora
Class: Sordariomycetes Subclass: Hypocreomycetidae
Order: Microascales
Family: Halosphaeriaceae

Genus: Lanspora
Class: Sordariomycetes
Order: Phomatosporales
Family: Phomatosporaceae

Genus: Calophoma
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Didymellaceae

Genus: Paralulworthia
Class: Sordariomycetes Subclass: Lulworthiomycetidae
Order: Lulworthiales
Family: Lulworthiaceae

Genus: Paralulworthia
Class: Sordariomycetes Subclass: Lulworthiomycetidae
Order: Lulworthiales
Family: Lulworthiaceae

Genus: Annabella
Class: Leotiomycetes
Order: Helotiales
Family: Cordieritidaceae

Genus: Roussoella
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Thyridariaceae, Subclass Pleosporomycetidae

Genus: Pontoporeia
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Halotthiaceae, Subclass Pleosporomycetidae

Genus: Neocamarosporium
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Neocamarosporiaceae Wanas., Wijayaw., Crous & K.D. Hyde, Studies in Mycology 87: 245 (2017), Subclass Pleosporomycetidae

Genus: Morosphaeria
Class: Dothideomycetes
Order: Pleosporales
Family: Morosphaeriaceae, Subclass Pleosporomycetidae


Head curator

Jones EBG, Professor, Department of Botany and Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Website coverage: Verify taxonomic submissions; microsporidia


Professor Jones has devoted 60 years to the study of marine fungi, and worked extensively in Asian. He has supervised circa 100 PhD/MSc students by research, published 600 research articles and is a highly cited scientist.  Besides marine mycology, he has studied marine biofouling, biodeterioration of materials, and wood decay by fungi.


Managing curators

Marine fungi

Calabon MS, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo 5023, Philippines

Website coverage: Verify taxonomic submissions, updating and running of the website


Mark is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Biological Sciences (Marine Mycology) at Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand under the supervision and co-supervision of Prof. KD Hyde and Prof. EB Gareth Jones, respectively. His research focuses on the taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution of marine fungi.

Apurillo CC, Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang
University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand; Center for Research in Science and Technology (CReST), Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, Pawing, Palo, Leyte 6501, Philippines

Website coverage: Upload information on the website, especially mangrove fungi. 


At present, Chris is a postgraduate student at the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research in Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. His work is mainly focused on mangrove fungi and ecology. 

Any suggestions to improve the website, corrections or additions to be sent to the above.



Abdel-Wahab MA, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag 82524, Egypt

Website coverage: scan literature for marine fungal names not currently listed


Mohamed A. Abdel-Wahab obtained his MSc degree in Marine Fungi from the Sohag University, Egypt. He joined City University of Hong Kong in 1997–2001 and obtained his PhD degree in Marine Mycology in 2001. During 2004–2008, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Biotechnology and Drug-Research, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Center of Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego, USA and XBR, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan where he worked on ecology, molecular phylogeny and natural products of marine fungi. During 2011–2013 he joined the Department of Botany and Microbiology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Currently he is a professor of marine mycology and his research interest includes: ecology and taxonomy of marine fungi and natural products from aquatic and endophytic fungi.  


Hyde KD, Professor, Center for Excellence in Fungal Research, School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo 1 Muang District, Chiang Rai, Thailand 57100.

Website coverage: Verify taxonomic submissions on Dothideomycetes


Prof. Kevin David Hyde is currently the director of the Center of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University. He has published 1400 research articles on fungi and currently supervise 70+ graduate students.


Pang KL, Institute of Marine Biology and Center of Excellence for the Oceans, National Taiwan Ocean University, 2 Pei-Ning Road, Keelung 20224, Taiwan (ROC)

Website coverage: Monitor studies on the degradation of plastics in the marine environment


Ka-Lai Pang obtained his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from City University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 2001, respectively. During 2002-2007, he worked as a post-doc research at the University of Portsmouth (UK), BIOTEC (Thailand) and City University of Hong Kong on various projects related to the ecology and phylogeny of marine fungi. In 2007, he joined the faculty at National Taiwan Ocean University where he studies the biology of marine fungi and fungus-like organisms, and endophytic fungi associated with mangrove plants and macroalgae.


Fryar SC, College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia

Website coverage: Australian fungi


Sally Fryar obtained her BSc (Hons) and PhD at Flinders University, graduating at the end of 1997. From 1998 to 2000 she worked as a post-doc at the University of Hong Kong with Professor Hyde on marine and freshwater fungi in Borneo. Since returning to Australia she has continued to research marine and freshwater fungi.


Rämä T, Associate Professor, Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Website coverage: cold water fungi


Teppo Rämä obtained his MSc from University of Oulu, Finland, in 2008 and PhD from UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2014. He is mycologist who started to work with wood-inhabiting marine fungi in his PhD in 2010. After the PhD, he has been working with biosystematics, ecology, and bioprospecting of marine fungi on different substrates in cold waters.


Ole Christian Hagestad, Senior Engineer, Marbank, Institute of Marine Research, Tromsø, Norway

Website coverage: marine fungal genome sequences


Ole Hagestad is working as curator of the fungal collection of the national marine biobank of Norway - Marbank. He has biotechnological background and completed his PhD on marine fungi at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2017. He contributes to several national projects monitoring fungi and fungal species inventory of both marine and terrestrial fungi. His interests include phylogeny, fungal diversity of temperate and arctic waters, and whole genome sequencing of fungi using Nanopore.


Walker AK, Department of Biology, Acadia University, 33 Westwood Avenue, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 Canada


Allison Walker obtained her BSc (Hons) at the University of Toronto and received further training at the USDA Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland. She completed her MS and PhD at The University of Southern Mississippi, studying marine fungi in coastal saltmarshes, seagrass beds and submerged biofilm. From 2012-2014, she worked as a post-doc with David Miller and Keith Seifert (Carleton University and Agriculture Canada, Ottawa) studying fungal endophytes. She joined the faculty at Acadia University in 2014 and currently serves as Director of the E.C. Smith Herbarium. Her research program studies intertidal fungal biodiversity and ecology, with a focus on salt marshes. She serves as an Associate Editor for Mycologia and Editorial Board Member for Fungal Ecology.


Mushroom Research Foundation 
Chiang Rai 


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