Bocas del Toro Species Database

Marie of Disarranging Mine sent me an email telling me to check out the Smithsonian Institute’s database of species residing in Bocas del Toro.

The Smithsonian Institute states the goal of this database as follows:

This database aims to provide a list of plants and animals that are known to occur in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, the Bahía Almirante, Laguna de Chiriquí, and the surrounding mainland on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Users can search for a particular term or browse the database by group. When available descriptions and photographs have been included to aid in species identification. We hope that this database is useful for scientists planning work at the Bocas del Toro Research Station, field workers trying to identify organisms they have seen in the field, and students working in this part of Panama.”

The database has entries in the animal, plant, and fungi kingdoms. If you live in Bocas or are planning on moving to Bocas you may find this interesting. Some of the entries have photos and others don’t. Some of you living in the Bocas area might want to assist and send in photos to the Smithsonian Institute for the species that do not have photos.

Thanks again to Marie for bringing this database to my attention.

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