1). Quick Search is found on the "Home" page.
If you ever want to go back to the "Home" page just Click on the "FishWise" logo.
2). Always check the criteria before using any of the Quick Search options.
If the criteria is (begins with), you must enter the beginning part of whatever you are Searching for.
If you are looking for the Genus "Macropharyngodon", you could type in "M" into the "Genus" (begins with)
box and you will get more than 700 records which is not very useful. You could type in "Macro" or "macro"
the first 5 characters of the genus name (Quick Search is not case sensitive). This will return more than 40
records, all starting with "Macro" listed on 4 pages. You can now browse through the list and select the
genus you are looking for.
If you type in "Macrop" you will get just over 10 items which are displayed on one page which makes it far
easier to find the record you are looking for. The more characters you type in the fewer records you will need
to look through. Typing in the full name "Macropharyngodon" (if you manage to spell it correctly), will return
the genus record you are looking for.
You will find that it is easier and quicker to type in "macrop" and select your record than to struggle with the
If you are now looking for the name combination "Macropharyngodon neglectus", you can type in "Mac"
into the Genus (begins with) box and "neg" into the Species (begins with) box and you will get all the records
records where the Genus starts with "Mac" and the Species starts with "neg". You can then select the record
you are looking for.
These 2 boxes can work together or separately.
When searching for name combinations (Genus Species) you can either use the (begins with) method as
described above or you can use the Genus Species (contains) box.
To search for "Macropharyngodon neglectus" you can type in "don neg" into the Genus Species (contains)
box. This returns 2 records and it is easy to select and click on the one you want.
For "Cephalopholis miniata" - just type in "olis min" and you will get the record you are looking for.
This is the quickest method for finding a name combination and is my personal preference.
You should experiment and decide which method works best for you.
The 4 "Ball" icons on the left hand side convey a lot of information at a glance.
Hover your mouse over each of them and read the tool tip to see what information each ball is portraying.
Clicking on any of the 4 small circular colored icons above the 4 "Ball" icons will filter
Clicking on will display only records where pictures are available.
Clicking on will display only the Valid records. (Useful for obtaining the number of Valid records).
Clicking on will display all the Original names.
Clicking on will display all the records that are linked to Original names.
Clicking on will remove any filter that is activated and display all records.
TIP Valid Taxa are displayed in the color blue
Selecting and Clicking on a Species record will open a new page giving you "Interform Navigation" options.
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