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What species live here? What is that living thing? And where else does it occur? Find out with the Map of Life app, putting the most advanced geographic biodiversity knowledge at your fingertips. The app builds on a global scientific effort to to help you discover, identify and record species worldwide. Birds, mammals, frogs, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, fish, trees ... tap into an unrivalled and growing database covering 30,000+ species worldwide, and add to it yourself!

+ Discover and identify species around you and worldwide
Get a list of species around you or your next destination together with information to identify and learn about them. Forgot that big guide book on your hike? Map of Life has you covered and already done much of the identification work for you!

+ Record your sightings
Seen something noteworthy you want to share or build your
own list of species for a site? Record your observations in the app, share them with friends or engage with them online at mol.org. Your records may help researchers fill critical gaps for conservation and species monitoring.

+ Engage with species and their ranges
Learn about how data like yours can make a difference, map species and learn about them at Map of Life mol.org

What’s New

Version 2.0.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Maglette ,

Not yet a reliable source

The photo submissions are not well vetted (see Black Oak) and the app cites Wikipedia.

Whatapain65 ,

Denali species list was terrible

None of the big mammals were listed as options to drop on the map. Disappointing.

Sydmalis ,

Great for leaning locals

Could use a better search by features and a folder for spiders and beetles, but great for all around general identification. It's a great small app.

Please get the spiders up in an update sometime though. I would pay a few bucks for a good local spider identifier app


Map of Life Applications LLC
15.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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