The science in FishBase uri icon


  • FishBase is an electronic encyclopaedia and database containing information on fish, including growth, mortality, distribution, nomenclature and other parameters. The large amount of data in the system now permits its manipulation to test hypotheses related to taxonomy which has resulted in a new subdiscipline called metataxonomy. The development of interactive graphs has provided a powerful tool for many disciplines related to ichthyology and biodiversity

publication date

  • 2008