With fancy visual, it is very useful for anyone who wants to identify the fishes caught in fishing, observed or photographed in dives or even at the time of fish purchase in a fish shop.
Besides many other things, has 170 descriptive fish cards, hundreds of color illustrations that goes by with a flick of your finger, color photos and similar species are presented in a very interesting and well-done rotational system. So much so that you can visually identify more than 200 species of marine fishes.
Still has a dictionary of common names in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and two quite nice games to entertain and exercise fish identification.
To know the application for iPad (price US$ 9.99), access http://itunes.apple.com/app/marine-fishes-identification/id448257398
To know the application for iPhone and iPod (price US$ 6.99), access http://itunes.apple.com/app/marine-fishes-identification/id454024564
In App Store or iTunes Store search for “Marine Fishes”.
See the review made by the american website (top 10) on applications for iPad and iPhone.
Soon, the application will be available for devices running Android.
Support: Instituto Ecológico Aqualung
Achievement: Caranx Informática Ltda. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
l Searches by names, families and genera.
l Keys for visual identification with 184 fish illustrations in black & white.
l A list of 778 scientific names and their common names in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
l 170 complete cards with 178 fish illustrations in color and 84 color photos.
Each card contains: Scientific name, common names (in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French) and detailed information about its color, caracteristics, measures (with the brazilian and world record fishing), range, habitat, habits and behaviors, ways to catch and flesh quality (including if it’s kosher), status of threat of extinction, other common names in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian, and important notes. The similar species appear with the main, in a rotation system very interesting and well thought out.
l Dictionary of common names in Portuguese, English, and Spanish with more than 700 fishes. Fast and easy to use.
l Two games to enjoy, entertain, and exercise fish identification. The classic MEMORY GAME and the exciting IDENTIFICATION GAME.
l General information about marine fishes, consumption practices and basic fishing, oceanography as well marine biology notions.
l This application based on the book Peixes Marinhos do Brasil ˆ Guia Prático de Identificação (Marine Fishes of Brazil – A Practical Identification Guide), of the marine biologist Marcelo Szpilman. This book is listed and available at the Congress Library of the United States, and, since 2001, is STANDARD OFFIALLY adopted by the Brazilian Confederation of Underwater Sports and Fish for the classification of saltwater specimen in order to the approval of Brazilian records and technical guidance.