The FishBase and SeaLifeBase teams are proud to offer as public goods a wide variety of interfaces to the underlying databases. We regularly add new tools, lists and queries that we deem useful or those that have been requested by our users, and design on request simple queries to create original datasets for research purposes.

For requests like design complex queries to create extended datasets, prioritize data encoding and checking on given taxonomic group or thematic, or develop new tools drawing on data that require substantial work beyond the regular tasks of the teams, we can assist you for your specific purposes, billed as services. The minimal amount for such services would only cover staff time for the additional work. Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to learn more about our services.

Examples of FishBase and SeaLifeBase services are:

  • Data entry on a specific taxon (species, genus, family, …).
  • Data entry on a specific region, country, or water body.
  • Development of analytical tools using FishBase data.
    e.g., Invasive Species
  • Development of posters with information from FishBase.
    e.g., Poster “Length at first maturity” the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape project
  • Development of information systems for projects, including project websites.
    e.g., Ridge to Reef Project, EcoKnows and INCOFISH
  • Draft version of a fish book.
    e.g., CLOFFSCA
  • Analysis of historical data, such as expeditions.
  • Computation of predictive species distribution and species richness maps
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