Australia’s marine fish species are now at your fingertips thanks to FishMap, launched by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the GBIF node in the country.
FishMap is a free online mapping tool that allows users to find out which fish occur at any location or depth in the waters of Australia’s continental shelf and slope. Users can also create species lists for any region, with stunning photographs and illustrations, distribution maps and current scientific and common names.
The tool provides the geographical and depth ranges of more than 4500 species, including 320 sharks and rays, based on expert knowledge.
Photo: Eyespot Surgeonfish (Acanthurus bariene). Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO