Reef Fish Identification - Interactive Edition
Quick Tour / Screenshot Gallery
The Species Browser - Like the index of a book, the browser displays the contents of the database as a sorted list of species. However this list can be sorted in a number of ways: alphabetical by species, grouped into families, or a listing of the last search results.
Detailed descriptions of 842 distinct species - Full details for a
particular species are organized on a dedicated page. Includes quick facts, multiple photos, sketch(es), video clips, an audio recording of scientific name, taxonomic breakdown, and detailed scientific descriptions.
Unparalleled search capabilities - Powerful search features allow multi-key searching from over 50 distinct features/traits. For example, you can query "What was the round gray fish with yellow behind its pectoral fins, black speckles, and a compressed body?" The results of a search are returned in the familiar Browser. In addition to a list of perfect matches, ranked lists of close matches are also generated.
A detailed Illustrated Glossary - Several helpful references are included to supplement the species- and family descriptions of the main database. An illustrated glossary of terms and definitions is helpful when unfamiliar terms appear in the text.
Regional maps for common dive destinations - Regional maps, organized either alphabetically or in tree format, let you look up those remote Caribbean locations. Other helpful reference supplements include a discussion of scientific naming practices, and a comprehensive bibliography!
Quiz yourself or an entire class at any level of difficulty - Learning to identify fish is not just about looking at pictures and reading descriptions. It's also about having good technique, knowing where and how to observe fish, and having a quick eye for detail. The learning tools area includes a fun fish quiz that lets you build your fish ID skills from a novice level to that of an expert ichthyologist. Supplemental case studies and a guide to fish identification technique are also included.
A flexible multimedia show designer and player - Being divers, fishwatchers, and photographers, we wanted a way to present a show of the beautiful images that we've collected. That's why we added a full-featured Multimedia Show Designer to the software. You can arrange (and save for future use) any combination of photos, videos, and sketches to be played on your computer's screen with a variety of options.
A sighting log keeps track of your important finds - An easy-to-use sightings log is also included, letting you keep track of not only which fish you've spotted, but the details for each and every sighting (location, date, life stage, ...).