Bookmark this page, so you can always research new fish, quickly!
If you know a common name for the fish: enter it on the left, and press "i" botton next to the common name. Hopefully this will give you the scientific name to enter. Searching works much better with scientific names, but you can search with common names.
If you know the scientific name for the fish you want information on: enter it on the left, and press the buttons to get the information you want. If you are not sure if you have the up-to-date name, then start by clicking "i" button next to the species name. Clicking "i" will also give you the "SpecCode" number, which you should cut-n-paste into the field on the left if you want to search fishbase.
Once you have the scientific name: press on the buttons on the left to search different web sites and services to find information about that species. Results will be displayed in this browser pane (usually), but sometimes will take over the whole browser.
Buttons with '?' on them sometimes have no data, especially for less common species.
Buttons with '!' are my personal favorites.
Buttons with '*' take over the whole browser. Use the back button to return here.
If you want to see these instructions again, click on the 'help' button.
Note that the Fishbase buttons and the [i] buttons (which use Fishbase) are sometimes a little slow.
Also remember that if your common name and species and "SpecCode" refer to different species, the results can be confusing. Please make sure these match.
Does this page keep any personal information about the people who use it?
Where does the this page search for information?
Lots of places, as you can tell from the button names. The main places are: Dogpile, Google, Yahoo, Fishbase, FINS, Aquabid, Wikipedia.
How can I help make this page better?
There are lots of ways you can make this web page better in the future!
How can I tell the difference between a good web site and a bad one? How do I know if they information in the web sites found here is accurate or not?
Fishbase: a fish research organization funded by European countries, but run out of the Philipeans.