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Fishes of the East Indies

from the November, 2016 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

In late 2013, Ichthyologists Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen, famed for putting Raja Ampat on the map, released a set of three interlinked iPad reef fish identification apps that covered 2700 different species of fish in the East Indies. They have updated these, with better photos, and have included new species that have been discovered in the region. Now, Fishes of the East Indies is contained within a single app for Android, useful to divers, naturalists, and scientists where Internet access may not be available or reliable.

There are both pictures (including multiple images for those species with different male or female and juvenile color patterns), a short scientific description, a guide to type locality and currently known range, color description and distribution map.

While the area of focus is the Coral Triangle, many of the species covered can be found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific, so the apps are useful for much of the world's tropical reef diving.

The apps are available at the Apple App Store ($17.99 for volumes 1 & 2 with Volume 3 free) for iPhone and now at Google Play for Android.

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