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Fishbase Version 1996 [Fishbase Versie 1996]
FishBase. 1996. FishBase 96 CD-ROM. ICLARM, Manila.

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FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. more

Similar to an encyclopedia, FishBase contains different things for different people. For example, fisheries managers will dive into the largest existing compilation of population dynamics data; taxonomists will enjoy the electronic version of Eschmeyer’s (1990) catalog of the genera of recent fishes; conservationists will use the lists of threatened fishes for any given country (IUCN 1994); policymakers may be interested in a chronological, annotated list of introductions to their country; research scientists, as well as funding agencies will find it useful to gain a quick overview of what is known and what is still unknown about a certain species; zoologists and physiologists will have the largest existing compilations of fish morphology, metabolism, gill area, eye pigment, or swimming speed at their fingertips; ecologists will likewise use data on diet composition, food consumption, prey and predators as inputs for their models; aquaculturists will be surprised to see functional on genetic traits and culture experiments, as well as the foundation for a global strains registry; the fishing industry will find proximate analyses, as well as processing recommendations for many marine species; anglers will enjoy a listing of all game fishes occurring in a particular country (IGFA 1994); scholars interested in local knowledge will find more than 50,000 common names of fishes together with the language/culture in which they are used and comments on their etymology.

Biology, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water, Biogeography, Fish, Fisheries, Taxonomy, World Waters, Pisces

Geographical coverage
World Waters [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

General biology, Taxonomy

Froese, Rainerdata manager
Pauly, Daniel

Related datasets
Following version:
Fishbase Version 2000, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2006-01-20
Information last updated: 2007-11-21
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