Online critter ID
Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:07 AM
Australian Museum http://www.amonline....ishes/identify/
Fishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific http://www.neotropic...shes.org/sftep/
Fish Photo Database http://www.fishdb.co.uk/
Sea Slug Forum http://www.seaslugforum.net/
Nudibranch Identification http://www.nudipixel.net/
Mediterranean Slugs http://www.medslugs.de/
Crustaceans (links) http://www.vims.edu/...crust_links.htm
Coral Reef Creatures http://www.reefimages.com/
Marine Life of the Philippines http://www.poppe-images.com/
Flora and Fauna of South California http://www.ladiving....fieldguide.html
Luiz Rocha - www.luizrocha.com
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:26 PM
Good to see this compiled succinctly. Members should be aware that not all online resources can be counted on for utmost accuracy, so best to cross-check with ones created by museums or scientific organizations if possible.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:18 AM
Its at www.welshmarinefish.org
Edited by pgk, 04 September 2009 - 05:18 AM.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:11 AM
Two new free ID guide apps for neotropical shore-fishes, both with English and Spanish interfaces have also just been released. Release info below:
- Fishes: East Pacific, version 2, with iPad optimization, several iPad-specific features & an updated database. Covers 1,297 species & includes 3,600+ images. https://itunes.apple...d494644648?mt=8 or search in iTunes store for fishes east pacific
- Fishes: Greater Caribbean, version 1 for iphone. Covers 1,599 species, & includes 5,500+ images. https://itunes.apple...d570048678?mt=8 or search in iTunes store for fishes greater caribbean
While I don't presently have an iphone to check out the apps, the caribbean version includes a few of my photos so must be good!
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:19 PM
Fishbase is the very first resource listed in this thread and for good reasons. There is one way I like to use it that may not be obvious so I thought I would post.
On the main page scroll down to Information by Country / Island
Pick the place you are going to for your next trip and click on the Reef-associated
bullet before it. This takes you to a table with all fish that have been reported from that region.
At the top in the sort by row select Family and then, at the end of that row, show photos
By default the results are shown on multiple pages. You can change it to show everything on one page by selecting all right above the table.
In your browser, select save-as and you get a copy of the table and all images on your hard disk. Now you have your own off-line copy of all regional fish with images that you can call up by typing file://wherever/you/stored/thefile/fishlist.php in the browsers address field.
The browser's find button let's you quickly jump to the fish/family you are interested in. If you do have an internet connection you can click the links and go directly to the relevant fishbase page with all the details.
I hope this is helpful
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 09:53 PM
Here are 3 facebook groups that are good for getting stuff ID'd:
ID Please! General marine animals and plants ID: https://www.facebook.com/groups/idpls/
Nudibase - Sharing nudibranch information: https://www.facebook...06426176075326/
Crustacean Identification Group: https://www.facebook...95449120535459/
Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:52 PM
It's nice to see reference links to marine critter identifications. I sorely need to use them to ID the many creatures I've photographed abroad.
For those of you in Southern California. I've been working on a local field guide for some years, particularly opisthobranchs/nudibranchs. The link is:
Though I signed up with WP long ago, I'm just beginning to use the site.
Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:32 PM
I use this a bit:
if you contribute photos you get points to unlock some of the groups, others like nudis are free. The nudi key is successful maybe 50% of the time.