marine biology image database

Explore the marine biodiversity

Cifonauta is an image database containing a wide variety of photos and videos from scientific activities in marine biology. The images contain taxonomic classification, life stage, habitat, and other information that let you browse intuitively.


Pelagosphaera larva

In addition to representative photos of each taxon we made available sequential images of the same organism to allow a more complete view of their morphology and dimensionality.



Short footage material showing aspects of the biology of organisms such as development, locomotion, behavior, and reproduction.


Blastula during hatching

Selection of images from the database on a specific topic with descriptive text and slideshow. See our available tours.