Nudibranch identification made easy
Nudi Pixel is a web-based identification tool for nudibranchs worldwide using photographs as the first point of identification. It is underpinned by up to date scientific classification.
Why Nudi Pixel?
- User-friendly, as it is designed with non-scientist users in mind.
- Displays many forms of the same species simultaneously by thumbnail images to enable rapid identification at a glance.
- Gives detailed high resolution images of each species with a single click for easily checking of identification.
- Navigates images in several different ways - by species, by genus, by geographic location, by photographer, and by the expert who verified the identification.
- Supported by world well known nudibranch experts worldwide who provide identifications and comments.
- Format allows immediate updates for changes of scientific names.
- Covers some groups commonly mistakenly identified as nudibranchs, such as polyclad flatworms, bottom-living comb jellies, cowries, chitons, egg- and spindle-cowries, velvet snails, polychaete worms, sea cucumbers and even sea anemones.
- Intending authors of nudibranch books or scientists are able to use these images (with acknowledgment of course) as a source for their publications. This gives an opportunity for contributors to have their work published in authoritative field guides alongside photos by some of the best photographers in the world.
In its early age, Nudi Pixel has become one of the resources for many nudibranch experts like Dave Behrens, Neville Coleman, Helmut Debelius and Rudie H. Kuiter to collect nudibranch photographs for their soon to be released books.
I was introduced to Nudipixel about 12 months ago and I can easily say this is the best resource on the internet for nudibranchs that I have come across. It's incredibly simple to use and find different species and one of the best features is that it is so simple for users to upload their nudibranch images and have them included in the species pages. It's a great way to show off nudie images to the rest of the world! This is the only website that I use now to assist with any of my nudibranch identifications, such a great resource that offers so much! Congratulations to Erwin and the rest of the team for putting such a great website together.
5 years ago