tip: search by species name (Scientific, English, Creole or French) or IUCN Red List status
Seychelles Seatizens is a fish identification website and database. It is intended to support a wide cross-section of stakeholders and enhance their understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the Seychelles marine environment. Whether you are: a fisher or fishery technician seeking to improve fishery monitoring and co-management; a diver or sports/leisure fisher seeking to identify species you have encountered; a student or researcher undertaking marine or fishery related studies; or just a consumer who would like to know the name of the fish they bought at market that day, the Seatizens website can support and enrich your activities.
Using the search bar above, you can search for fish species by English, Creole, French or scientific name. That can be a specific or generic name. So for example the search will respond to enquiries such as “Vyey” or “Grouper” or “Serranidae” and present you with the species options that fall under that category. You can likewise search for “threatened” species as per the IUCN Red List by entering the search terms “Vulnerable”, “Endangered” or “Critically Endangered” and be presented with a list of species that meet the appropriate criteria.
Alternatively you can click on the species tab at the top of the page. That will take you to the species page where you can search by taxa on the left-hand side of the page or simply scroll down through images for all the species contained on the site.
This site is currently still UNDER CONSTRUCTION. So many of the other pages remain blank. The search functions are, however, fully operational and there are to date more than 320 species on the site. 270 plus, of which, have full species descriptions and text, the remainder have just photographs and species names for now. This is an ongoing process however, more species are being added regularly and the site will be increasingly operationalised in the coming weeks with new features and scope for user interaction. We hope you find this site useful and interesting. Enjoy!
324 SPECIES currently posted – (276 with full text, 48 with just photos and species names).
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