is a RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) to the Fishbase database.

The Fishbase database and web portal are completely separate entities from this API. Fishbase is kind enough to give us a copy of their database, from which we provide some of it through this API.

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Source code for this API:

API documentation

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Creative Commons License
Fishbase is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

See the bottom of the Fishbase website for details on usage.

The Fishbase API follows the same license as Fishbase. It is free for non-commercial use with attribution as defined by the terms of the CC-BY-NC license (see above). Commercial users should first contact Fishbase maintainers at