FISHBASE Global Fishes data System

Fishbase is a global biodiversity information system on finfish for different specialists such as researchers, zoologists, ecologists, teachers, fisheries managers, etc..

FishBase covers >33,000 fish species compiled from >52,000 references in partnership with >2,000 collaborators: >300,000 common names and >55,000 pictures. Our website gathers more than 700,000 visits monthly. Its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species has now grown to having a wide range of information on all species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years.

Search can be done by common name, gender, species, geography, family, ecosystem, document reference, tool, etc., in many foreign languages..

FishBase is link to other global data base such as: Catalog of Fishes, GenBank and LarvalBase, and to data papers: Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria.

FishBase is provided by severals mirrors in different langage english, Germany, France Tawain, sewdich chineese et arabics.

FishBase is currently hosted by the FishBase Information and Research Group, Incorporated with headquarters located in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. FIN is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in the development and management of global databases on aquatic organisms, including their distribution and ecology.

Since 2000, FishBase is scientifically guided by a Consortium of 10 international members (see below) including the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, MNHN (Paris, France).

Scientist from UMR BOREA contribute to validate update and add data in FishBase and participate to the annual meeting of the consortium.

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