Useful links and identification resources

Identification Aids

  • Julian Rocks - interesting info and good local id's, many of which apply to the Solitary Islands.
  • Australian Museum Fish Site - over 1100 fact sheets, data links to Atlas of Living Australia site giving recorded distributions.
  • Dave Harasti's Underwater Photo Gallery - hasn't been updated in a few years, but a good pictorial resource for marine life primarily in Nelson Bay.
  • Fish Base - virtually every species of fish on earth. Search by family, genus, species. Pictures and video clips available. Valuable species description and distribution information.
  • Fishes of Australia - Hosted by Museums Victoria, has thousands of marine and freshwater species, with image galleries and identification notes.
  • Sea Slug Forum - an Australian Museum site where you can find information on sea slugs including nudibranchs, bubble-shells, sea hares and side-gilled slugs. Includes species lists, pictures, etc.
  • Reef Life Survey - Australian and International fish and mobile invertebrate species images and identification notes. Huge searchable data base of species abundance and distribution. Valuable research tool.
  • Diving Nelson Bay - Fish and invertebrate id's, updates on Port Stephens Sea Slug Census.
  • NudiKey - Identification key for nudibranch species.
  • Roboastra - Nudibranchs and other invertebrates of the Tweed Byron coast.


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