Databases, Libraries and Informational Collections

  • ACIAR proceedings and publications

    Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) conference proceedings and publications (Use search term).

  • AlgaeBase

    AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete.

  • Aquatic Plant Index

    An index of 1719 Aquatic Plants with images, information links, references, synonyms, common names

  • AquaVetMed

    Search Directories of Aquatic Veterinarians and Disease Diagnostic Laboratories 

  • Australian Museum - Larval Fishes

    This site is designed to assist in the identification of fish larvae from temperate Australia, in particular NSW. It provides taxonomic descriptions of fish larvae and reference material for temperate fish species

  • Catalog of Fishes (California Academy of Sciences Department of Ichthyology)

    California Academy of Sciences Institute for Biodiversity, Science and Sustainability Department of Ichthyology is home to one of the largest and most important collections of fish in the world

  • Diversity and Geographic Distribution of Marine Planktonic Copepods

    A database of information about marine copepods. It comprises 335 genera, and 2573 studied species with geographic distribution. 

  • e!Ensembl

    Ensembl is a genome browser for vertebrate genomes that supports research in comparative genomics, evolution, sequence variation and transcriptional regulation. Ensembl annotate genes, computes multiple alignments, predicts regulatory function and collects disease data. Ensembl tools include BLAST, BLAT, BioMart and the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) for all supported species.

  • FAME (SPC Division of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems) digital library

    The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, an international development organisation owned and governed by 26 country and territory members. Search the digital library for technical manuals, reports

  • FAO Aquaculture Fact Sheets

    The Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheet collection provides a general overview of various cultural aspects for the most important species in aquaculture. A detailed and comprehensive bibliography as well as related links are also provided.

  • FAO National Aquaculture Legislation Overview (NALO)

    The National Aquaculture Legislation Overview (NALO) consists of a series of comparative national overviews of aquaculture laws and regulations from the top 40 aquaculture producing countries, and have been prepared in collaboration with the FAO Development Law Service.

  • FAO National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO)

    The FAO National Aquaculture Sector Overview (NASO) collection provides an overview of aquaculture and culture based fisheries at the national level for more than 100 countries.

  • Feedipedia: An encyclopedia of animal feeds

    Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1400 worldwide livestock feeds for the main livestock species, including fish and crustaceans. It is managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO.

  • FishBase

    FishBase is a relational database with information on practically all fish species known to science.

  • LarvalBase

    Global information system about fish larvae

  • Micrographia Freshwater Life Specimen Gallery

    Outstanding microscopic images of the smallest inhabitants of freshwater ponds, lakes and streams: algae, rotifers, protozoa, crustacaea and more

  • National Aquaculture Genome Projects

    The National Aquaculture Genome Project is a part of the U.S. National Animal Genome Research Project. This site is designed to enhance collaboration, cooperation, communication, and coordination among aquaculture genome research community members.


  • OIE-WAHIS animal health database platform

    The platform was updated and is now available to consult historic and new disease events as well as validated information from six-monthly reports. 

  • Online Database of European Atlantic Marine Research Centers

    This database provides google-map-based access to information on over 350 Marine Research Centers from 10 countries located along the European Atlantic Coastline, from Iceland/Norway in the north to Spain/Portugal in the south.

  • Online Fish Necropsy Manual

    This publication covers 10 fish species together with a group diagnosis and description of the organ systems and includes necropsy procedures an extensive glossary of terms and more. It is shared by the European Association of Fish Pathologists.


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