World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Calypso Ichthyological Database

Article Id: WHEBN0021044331
Reproduction Date:

Title: Calypso Ichthyological Database  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Gerald H. Jennings
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Calypso Ichthyological Database

The Calypso Ichthyological Database numbering system is an open source free repository allowing the unique identification numbering of all fish species with a six-numeral fixed number. This number remains the same throughout any alterations or taxonomic changes to the species' accepted current scientific name and allows for recording of species data in 32 unique data fields including all previous names in 32 languages. It has been in use since 1994 and was pioneered by its inventor, Gerald H. Jennings, with the technical assistance of Terry Hall. It is accompanied by a vast photographic library of fish species and is free at the point of use to all researchers and academics. Much of the data is also available in published format and online.


  • Hall, T.R. and Jennings, G. (1996) The Calypso Ichthyological Database. Calypso Publications. ISBN 0-906301-47-5

See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.