Fish Map


Welcome to

My name is Ryan Crutchfield and I am an angler, explorer, archaeologist, and software architect. I initially built this site as a tool to better understand the fish species around me and then in June of 2013 I decided to publish it online for everyone.

Florida Gar

I live in Tampa Bay, Florida and my goal is to catch, photograph, and release as many fish species as I can - I have caught 273 species to date. I love nature, adventure and exploring; most free hours are spent hiking, kayaking, fishing and taking photos. I am currently in the process of earning my Florida Master Naturalist certification. I am a member of Tampa Bay Watch, the North American Native Fishes Association, and the Southeastern Fishes Council.

Spotted Sunfish

I have a BA in Anthropology from Auburn University and an MA in Archaeology from the University of Alabama and I am active member of the Drone Archaeology Research Group. I currently spend my time working in information technology programming and architecting logistics, warehouse, and order management systems. I have worked with most web based programming languages and databases; recent projects have included real time analytics using Node.js, cross border transit integrations, and executive summary dashboards.

I hope some of you find the site useful and feel free to contact me with questions or comments. I would love to hear how people are using the site and any feedback you have. Links

Change Log

  • 09/14/2017 11:15:00
    Fixed an issue preventing users from submitting records. Sorry for the inconvience! Please try again.
  • 08/10/2017 12:45:00
    Added collection data to species maps.
  • 07/31/2017 10:46:00
    User submissions are now online! You can submit your own observations using our new system.
  • 05/26/2017 07:55:00
    Added 2016 collection data from Brian Zimmerman
    Added Mexican data set from Dr. John Lyons
  • 10/25/2016 16:22:00
    Robots have finally defeated me. Adding reCAPTCHA to the contact form. Goodbye spam.
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Data provided by NatureServe.
Database built from NatureServe's Digital Distribution Maps of the Freshwater Fishes of the Conterminous United States, Version 3.0.
Nonindigenous data provided by USGS Nonidigenous Aquatic Species database and NAS Web Services API.
Collection occurence data provided by FishNet 2 API services.