Web App and Tool for Sea Animals Identification

Choose the taxonomic group of the sea animal you what to identify belongs to.

What is the scientific name of the sea animal?

Our tool is based on identification keys which uses images and scientific illustrations as the solution to allow anyone to identify the observed sea animal when the scientific name is unknown. Using a sequential selection of physical characteristics, the number of possible sea animals is narrowed until a final taxonomic group is attributed where the description provided contains all the selected physical characteristics. It is a simple identification process which allows anyone to identify a sea animal in a relatively short time.

Turtles
Free Reptilia Turtles
  • Family: Cheloniidae
  • Family: Dermochelyidae
Carnivores
Free Mammals Carnivores
  • Order: Carnivora
Dugong and Manatees
Free Mammals Dugong and Manatees
  • Order: Sirenia
Seahorses
54 Ray-finned Fish Seahorses
  • Genus: Hippocampus
Whales
Free Mammals Whales
  • Family: Balaenopteridae
  • Family: Eschrichtiidae
  • Family: Balaenidae
  • Family: Neobalaenidae
  • Family: Monodontidae
  • Family: Ziphiidae
  • Family: Kogiidae
  • Family: Physeteridae
Dolphins
Free Mammals Dolphins
  • Family: Delphinidae
  • Family: Iniidae
  • Family: Phocoenidae
  • Family: Platanistidae
  • Family: Pontoporiidae
Flatfish
754 Ray-finned Fish Flatfish
  • Order: Pleuronectiformes
Nudibranchs
Free Slugs Nudibranchs
  • Order: Nudibranchia
Morays
205 Ray-finned Fish Morays
  • Family: Muraenidae
Cuttlefish
117 Molluscs Cuttlefish
  • Family: Sepiidae
Octopus
305 Molluscs Octopus
  • Order: Octopoda
Surgeonfishes and unicornfishes
87 Ray-finned Fish Surgeonfishes and unicornfishes
  • Family: Acanthuridae
Pikeblennies, tubeblennies and flagblennies
96 Ray-finned Fish Pikeblennies, tubeblennies and flagblennies
  • Family: Chaenopsidae
Cichlids
58 Ray-finned Fish Cichlids
  • Family: Cichlidae
Squids
325 Molluscs Squids
  • Order: Oegopsida
  • Order: Myopsida
  • Order: Decapodiformes
Mojarras
52 Ray-finned Fish Mojarras
  • Family: Gerreidae
Cardinalfishes
341 Ray-finned Fish Cardinalfishes
  • Family: Apogonidae
Butterflyfishes
129 Ray-finned Fish Butterflyfishes
  • Family: Chaetodontidae
Dragonets
190 Ray-finned Fish Dragonets
  • Family: Callionymidae
Snappers
Free Ray-finned Fish Snappers
  • Family: Lutjanidae
Grunts
138 Ray-finned Fish Grunts
  • Family: Haemulidae
Sea chubs
52 Ray-finned Fish Sea chubs
  • Family: Kyphosidae
Combtooth blennies
381 Ray-finned Fish Combtooth blennies
  • Family: Blenniidae
Labrisomid (scaled blennies)
119 Ray-finned Fish Labrisomid (scaled blennies)
  • Family: Labrisomidae
Jacks and pompanos
147 Ray-finned Fish Jacks and pompanos
  • Family: Carangidae
Goatfishes
80 Ray-finned Fish Goatfishes
  • Family: Mullidae
Angelfishes
90 Ray-finned Fish Angelfishes
  • Family: Pomacanthidae
Threadfin and whiptail breams
68 Ray-finned Fish Threadfin and whiptail breams
  • Family: Nemipteridae
Jawfishes
82 Ray-finned Fish Jawfishes
  • Family: Opistognathidae
Damselfishes and Clownfishes
396 Ray-finned Fish Damselfishes and Clownfishes
  • Family: Pomacentridae
Dottybacks
149 Ray-finned Fish Dottybacks
  • Family: Pseudochromidae
Triggerfishes
Free Ray-finned Fish Triggerfishes
  • Family: Balistidae
Fusiliers
Free Ray-finned Fish Fusiliers
  • Family: Caesionidae
Parrotfish
98 Ray-finned Fish Parrotfish
  • Family: Scaridae
Sleepers
77 Ray-finned Fish Sleepers
  • Family: Eleotridae
Clinids
90 Ray-finned Fish Clinids
  • Family: Clinidae
Pufferfishes
167 Ray-finned Fish Pufferfishes
  • Family: Tetraodontidae
Sculpin cottids
Free Ray-finned Fish Sculpin cottids
  • Family: Cottidae
Fatheads sculpins
Free Ray-finned Fish Fatheads sculpins
  • Family: Psychrolutidae
Auks, Murres and Puffins
Free Aves Auks, Murres and Puffins
  • Family: Alcidae
Stone curlews
Free Aves Stone curlews
  • Family: Burhinidae
Plovers and Lapwings
Free Aves Plovers and Lapwings
  • Family: Charadriidae
Sheathbills
Free Aves Sheathbills
  • Family: Chionidae
Pratincoles and Coursers
Free Aves Pratincoles and Coursers
  • Family: Glareolidae
Seagulls
Free Aves Seagulls
  • Family: Laridae
Avocets and Stilts
Free Aves Avocets and Stilts
  • Family: Recurvirostridae
Skimmers
Free Aves Skimmers
  • Family: Rynchopidae
Sandpipers
Free Aves Sandpipers
  • Family: Scolopacidae
Skuas
Free Aves Skuas
  • Family: Stercorariidae
Terns
Free Aves Terns
  • Family: Sternidae
Seedsnipes
Free Aves Seedsnipes
  • Family: Thinocoridae
Albatrosses
Free Aves Albatrosses
  • Family: Diomedeidae
Diving petrels
Free Aves Diving petrels
  • Family: Pelecanoididae
Pelicans
Free Aves Pelicans
  • Family: Pelecanidae
Frigatebirds
Free Aves Frigatebirds
  • Family: Fregatidae
Darters or Snakebirds
Free Aves Darters or Snakebirds
  • Family: Anhingidae
Storm petrels
Free Aves Storm petrels
  • Family: Hydrobatidae