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.
TIP Always hover your mouse over controls and icons to discover what actions they perform. Check the criteria before using any of the Quick Search options.
(begins with) 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. (The number of lines displayed on each page can be adjusted using the control at the top or bottom of the page on the right hand side).
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 full name.
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 where Genus starts with "Mac" and Species starts with "neg". You can then select the required record. 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 to see what information each "Ball" is portraying or what action is initiated by Clicking on the "Ball". Clicking on any of the 4 small circular filter icons above the 4 "Ball" icons will filter the records. Clicking on will display only records for which 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. Activated "Ball" filters are displayed with a brown border as shown below. Note - These "Ball" filters can be toggled on and off. Clicking on an Active Icon will remove that filter and vice versa. When any "Ball" filter is activated the "Clear Filter" icon is displayed A typical icon display could be showing that only the green Ball icon is activated and that all records displayed will be "Original Names"
Clicking on will remove all filters that have been activated using any of the "Ball" filters.TIP Valid Taxa are displayed in blue.
Selecting and Clicking on a Species record will open a new page giving you "Interform Navigation" options.If you experience any problems or have any suggestions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Menu above to browse and navigate the data.
Use the 'Quick Search' on the left.
Genus and Species can work separately or can be used together.
Updated: 1st January 2017
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