ANTIGUA'S MARINE LIFE
Inshore, Lagoons and Reefs
Closed Seasons and General Restrictions:
If fishing or diving in Antigua, please note the following Closed Seasons and/ or restrictions for various species. This is of critical importance to allow stocks under pressure to have a fighting chance of sustainability.

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Background:
This evidence-based project  records the marine species found in the inshore (+brackish waters) (<25m/ 80ft) of Antigua island, i.e. not currently incorporating Barbuda or Redonda localities. It employs photography, by ourselves or others, to ensure the veracity of the records, held in a central database. To date there has been no reliable, verifiable, or formal publically available, record.

This innovative project continues to catalogue the marine life found in these coastal waters and  provide an up-to-date, public resource for  interested parties.

The aims, in order of prioritisation, are:
a).  Formally identify, with photographic evidence, the species in inshore waters.
b).  Provide a publically available list of species identified to be extant in Antigua
c)   Provide biological information on each species
(initially fishes, then crustaceans, then others over time).
d).  Provide a public resource to aid identification of species recorded in Antigua.

The initial prioritisation will be on fish species, with opportunistic data/ evidence of invertebrate species. The project then will move onto these other phyla.



Tools:
To see the biological details about the recorded individual species (fish and invertebrates), or the biological Families, follow the links from the "Species Records" menu above.

To identify a fish, use the "ID" menu above, which catagorises (fish) species by visual characteristics. Generally for the more common species.
IMAGE/ TEXT COPYRIGHTS
Copyrights of
all images (openly credited or not) are retained centrally by this site on behalf of contributors and site researchers. This is an open educational site, hence you are free to use these images and texts for educational/ informational purposes, but please do provide a link to spread the word about this public resource.
Should you wish to use images for commercial purposes, please contact, in order that you can be put in contact with the image rights holder if applicable. The project relys on the kind consent of some commercial enterprises for some contributions and they might be rightly upset if their images were used for marketing by a competitor!
Many thanks for your understanding of such complexities and nicities :-)


Help/ Get Involved:
To report the sighting of an unlisted species, or to provide a better quality image/ phenotypic variant, please use the Contact Form with supporting photographs and other useful information e.g. location, date etc if possible.
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Species listed are those which have been confirmed by photographic evidence in Antigua
Please note - this is not a photography showcase site, but one of evidence-based recording.
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Dragonflies & Damselflies
From 2019 Land Survey
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