The site was started from the need to identify the creatures in underwater vacation pictures. Finding fish online is actually very difficult, as you might have noticed, unless you know their specific names such as Freckled Hawkfish or Orangespined Unicornfish.
The purpose of this directory is to help find fishes based on shape, color or identifications such as masks or stripes, as well as their families and regions. The Fish Directory is an open, free, and Creative Commons licensed!
The list of fishes is in no means complete yet, and includes coral reef fish only. However, I hope it’s still helpful and you may find the fish you were looking for. You can also download and use the pictures, but please link back to this site.
Also, feel free to comment if you didn’t find what you were looking for, or if you found the site useful.
See you underwater!
Mail: sami.salmenkivi at gmail.com for any questions or corrections.