We attempt to identify species utilizing and cross-referencing information in purchased reference texts and government records for general comparison of information. The conclusions CCVI makes regarding wildlife observed in the Virgin Islands should not be construed as an endorsement of those sources nor should the accuracy of our conclusions reflect upon the works of compared authors and/or researchers.

• Charles Darwin, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,” 1859

• Carolus Linnaeus (Carolus von Linné, Carl von Linné), “Species Plantarum,” 1853

• Reefnet, Inc. & New World Publications, “Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas”, 1998-2007

• Arona Petersen, “Herbs & Proverbs”, 1977

• Island Resources Foundation Area of Particular Concern reports to the V.I. Government

• Humann-DeLouch Carribean Reef Series

• Virgin Islands Dept. of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife, “Our Natural Virgin Islands – Mangroves: An Ecosystem In Jeopardy”, 1996

• Toni Thomas and Barry Devine, University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service “Island Peak to Coral Reef – A Field Guide to the Plant and Marine Communities of the Virgin Islands”, 2005

Integrated Taxonomic Information System, https://www.itis.gov/