Salamander Chytrid (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) appearing as an ID on wide range of observations

Something I’ve noticed happen a number of times now: users will upload an observation with an ID of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. I’ve seen this happen for a wide range of different taxa (all very obviously not a salamander fungus), everything from plants to fish to insects, and across many different users. I highly doubt they’re all entering the same, very obviously incorrect ID, so is there something weird happening here?

Examples I saw today:,

Indeed, if you search for Salamander Chytrid, the only two results are both erroneous observations too:

This might be tied to the new update where the computer adds and ID based on the filename. If they have Bd or Bsal in the filename name, that would cause the ID. And if they didn’t check the ID, it can go up as is. There is a discussion on it somewhere on the forum, but I can’t find it right now.


Interesting, that would explain it. Although photos like this seem to be taken on phone?

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Discussion here:

My apologies for duplicating, can close this thread

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