Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

CITES is the international convention that regulates the global trade in endangered species. With 186 parties having signed on since 1973, the convention has nearly universal coverage. The aim of the convention is to ensure that wildlife trade does not threaten wild populations of plants and animals. In this light, all signatories to the convention that are involved in trading listed species must provide non-detriment findings to CITES. Find further information about CITES and our seahorse non-detriment findings framework here.


iSeahorse is a website and smartphone app for seahorse science and conservation. iSeahorse harnesses the power of ‘citizen scientists’ — anyone, anywhere in the world who sees a seahorse in the wild — to improve our understanding of these animals and protect them from overfishing and other threats. Whether you’re a diver, a fisher, a scientist, a seahorse enthusiast, or just on a beach holiday, you can upload your photos and observations to iSeahorse. You can help identify seahorse species. You can advocate for their protection in your ocean neighbourhood. We're also looking for people to help monitor wild seahorse populations and seahorse landings at ports.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

GBIF provides a single point of access (through this portal and its web services) to more than 500 million records, shared freely by hundreds of institutions worldwide, making it the biggest biodiversity database on the Internet.

California Academy of Science Catalog of Fishes

The Catalog of Fishes is the authoritative reference for taxonomic fish names, featuring a searchable on-line database.

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a free, online collaborative encyclopedia intended to document all of the 1.9 million living species known to science. It is compiled from existing databases and from contributions by experts and non-experts throughout the world. It aims to build one "infinitely expandable" page for each species, including video, sound, images, graphics, as well as text.


FishBase is a global species database of fish species (specifically finfish). It is the largest and most extensively accessed online database on adult finfish on the web. Over time it has evolved into a dynamic and versatile ecological tool, widely cited in scholarly publications.

Peau-Bleue Association

Peau-Bleue is a non-profit organization created in 1995, who's main goal is to improve and share knowledge of the biological and ecological diversity of the aquatic environment.  During the past 10 years, Peau-Bleue has developed several participatory and citizen science projects that include Hippo-ATLAS, Hippo-HABITAT and Hippo-THAU.

Ocean Obs

Ocean Obs works towards a better understanding of the marine environment through the production, analysis and dissemination of new scientific knowledge by collecting both standard environmental data and data from a participatory process.

Banner image of Denise’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) by Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge/Guylian Seahorses of the World