An Innovative Decision Making e-key Application For the Identification of Fish Species

  • George MinosEmail author
  • Vassilis Kostoglou
  • Emmanouil Tolis
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 31)


The most important tool for ichthyologists, as well as biologists, fishery biologists and other relevant scientists is an identification key, that is an information system providing them the capability to identify specimens accurately or to find information on correct names, biology and distribution of species. Dichotomous identification keys organize fishes based on their similarities and differences. This research work focuses on the development and implementation of a new innovative information system which is able to identify correctly fish species. The developed system is a fully interactive fish identification e-key which can be used in both forms; locally and remotely via Internet, and more specifically the Telnet service. This new dichotomous classification e-key provides the capability to identify any species in a compact and easy-to-use environment which gives the user excellent operation capabilities and complete information about all included fish species. Moreover, the application provides the capability to search for a sporadic fish species and to show a list which includes all the fish species that exist to the application’s database until that time.

Key words

Information system Decision-making application Identification key E-key Fish Species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Minos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vassilis Kostoglou
    • 2
  • Emmanouil Tolis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries TechnologyAlexander Technological Educational Institute of ThessalonikiN. MoudaniaGreece
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsAlexander Technological Educational Institute of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

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