The newest smartphone application from the Smithsonian Institute “Greater Caribbean Fishes” is your one stop shop for learning everything about the tropical marine fish living right off of US shores. Like Fishes: East Pacific, Greater Caribbean Fishes includes identification of numerous species which can be browsed by common name, latin name, family and more and together these apps cover 2,775 species, ~ 20% of the world’s known tropical shore-fishes. Like its counterpart inside Fishes: Greater Caribbean are tons of cool, beautiful and little known fishes to be discovered in this app.
Of course the common and iconic species like queen angelfish and spotted drums are covered but the very thorough research of Dr. Ross Robertson and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute introduces us to deepwater treasures such as Lipogramma regium and Plectranthias garrupellus – that’s right, there’s a Plectranthias that lives off the coast of Florida! And the best part is that this incredible compendium of nearly 1600 species and 5500 pictures, Greater Caribbean Fishes is coming at ya for the low low price of free, available now in iTunes.