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Title: Simple Identification Tools in FishBase
Authors: Bailly, Nicolas
Reyes Jr., Rodolfo
Atanacio, Rachel
Froese, Rainer
Keywords: databases
identification strategy
simple identification tools
web integration
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Nicolas Bailly [et al.], Simple Identification Tools in FishBase, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 31-36
Abstract: Simple identification tools for fish species were included in the FishBase information system from its inception. Early tools made use of the relational model and characters like fin ray meristics. Soon pictures and drawings were added as a further help, similar to a field guide. Later came the computerization of existing dichotomous keys, again in combination with pictures and other information, and the ability to restrict possible species by country, area, or taxonomic group. Today, www.FishBase.org offers four different ways to identify species. This paper describes these tools with their advantages and disadvantages, and suggests various options for further development. It explores the possibility of a holistic and integrated computeraided strategy.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/3743
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
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