Welcome to the Sealice Explorer Scratchpad

"Bringing sealice taxonomy to the web"

This website is a continually evolving platform which aims to provide researchers, fish health experts, and the public with electronic access to regularly updated, comprehensive information and resources on sealice (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae), including up-to-date taxonomy, species descriptions and images, and identification tools (Sealice ID and Caligus Key). 

The classification and nomenclature data used in Sealice Explorer are derived from the World Register of Marine Species: WoRMS

You can register for an account to contribute to the site, discuss topics related to sealice and site content/development in the discussion forum, and visit the blog for the latest publication news and updates.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith