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Topics for 2006
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Posted on: 30/12/2006

sir am doing phd on mystus cavasius in detail its breeding,biochemical estimation,spawning season etc. so pls send me more information if ur have thanking you,
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17/07/2011 00:06:41
By : jhauwrwa
ID help on proabably Starksia from SW Carib
Posted on: 28/12/2006 07:25:00

This fish is about a half inch inside a sponge. The photos show a pointed snout and white lines on a ruddy background. Some experienced watchers have suggeested Starksia spp. and one possibility is the S. hassi. Any good ideas?
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what kind of fishy is my little fishy?
Posted on: 27/12/2006 11:04:00

i got a fish as a secret santa present from work and i havent the foggiest as to what kind of fish he is. (i say "he" very loosely, i just thot he kind of looked like a he.) my secret santa gave an instruction sheet with him but i must have dropped it while walking out to my car because i didnt have it when i got home. he's dark brown (opaque) with a bit of a gold shiny part on his underside and rather large fins, especially the back fins. he's got two back fins that shape out like a sideways tripod, two little fins like wings coming out from the bottom of his pelvic region, two small fins on the side, and a fin on top. i'd say his body is about 1.5" and then he's just over 3" counting his tail. his most distinguishing feature is his eyes... they make him look like a frog, it looks as if he's got quite large eyeballs that were placed on top of his head rather than inside of his head, like he's got big goggles on. any help would be much appreciated, i'd really like to make sure i'm not gonna kill the lil guy by giving him the wrong care. thnx :)
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27/12/2006 21:01:00
By : Brianna
catalan common names
Posted on: 27/12/2006 10:53:00

Hi! is there anybody out there who can provide me with a copy of "Espècies pesqueres d'interès comercial: nomenclatura oficial catalana." by Alegre, M. et al. 1992? Actually I only need page 30, dealing with Ammodytes tobianus. I am inteseted in its ocurrence in the catalan sea (just one single record from the Baleares? By whom? Reference?) and in its catalan common name (trencavits is probably wrong). However: the publication of Alegre et al. may be helpful. The whole publication comprises 64 pages, and you can't get it neither in Germany nor in Catalunya (sold out), nor in antiquarian bookshops. Any ideas? Thanks in advace for any help. Happy New Year for everybody. Greetings Wulf
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Posted on: 23/12/2006

pretty good site ,the more pictures the better,or up dated pictures now and then.
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ID help again
Posted on: 23/12/2006 03:00:00

Hi Folks, Attached, I am told is a part of a catch from the estuarine part of the Ganges River in India. It measured 11.1 cm. As before, I am unable to place the fish in a Family and therefore unable to make any progress with the identification. It does not appear to be a regularly caught species and I have only seen this one specimen in the Kolkata, India area in the last 6 months. Any ID help much appreciated. Merry Christmas, Regards, Sumit
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new forum
Posted on: 21/12/2006 17:22:00

As Fishbase has grown and become more comprehensive, it is a shame that the fish forum is still the same format, and fairly primitive at that. Are there plans to make the fish forum a "typical" internet forum, as in more like a message board with HTML and special features? The guestbook could remain the same but there could be a message board for "general", "Identification", "aquarium" etc.
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1/2/2007 04:29:00
By : Dragon Moray Eels
ID help
Posted on: 21/12/2006 08:50:00

Hi, I am looking for some help with the attached. It was procured from a Kolkata (Calcutta), India fish market and was found in a lot which contained mainly Coilia species - perhaps ponting at an estuarine habitat. The fish measured 9.2 cm and has a light orange cast due to coluring used. I am sure I'd be able to narrow it down if I could identify the family - but I have had no sucess after trying. Any help much appreciated. Regards, Sumit
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22/12/2006 23:43:00
By : Sumit Sen
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Posted on: 19/12/2006

I noted in looking at some of the information contained in your website that the maximum published weight of the species "Pink Happy" is shown as 2,9 K. I caught a Pink Happy near the Kazungula Ferry Crossing on the Zambesi River, Zimbabwe, in July 2005 which weighed 3,1 K. This catch was witnessed and recorded by a senior member of the Zimbabwe Angling Society and has subsequently been acknowledged as a new Zimbabwe record. Due to the circumstances in Zimbabwe it is unlikely that there has been any recent publication of new record catches. I now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but I can provide further evidence of this catch for your records if it should be of interest. regards, Walter Hart.
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Posted on: 19/12/2006

i wish to help all fisheries man
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Posted on: 19/12/2006

I am the student of Forestry in the University Of Malakand and want to know about the fresh water fishes in Pakistan so for this I visited your web
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test for you guys
Posted on: 18/12/2006 14:01:00

heres a little test. what fish has these letters in its name. olenvhtlpa good luck.
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Posted on: 17/12/2006

Hi Guys, fantastic site for reference material and detail. I am a recreational angler, and what we are trying to do is ascertain "approximate" weight to length measurements to our two most common fresh water species viz. Barble (Clarias Gariepinus) and the common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) (I hope). We have obtained most Salt water l/w relationships locally, which seem to have been sourced from your site. Can u help with the above Fresh water species? I must tell you I am no mathematician or scientist - so go gently on the information overload - simple is good.
1029 1 0 The formula I'...
26/12/2006 20:31:00
By : Jason
unknown fis
Posted on: 13/12/2006 01:32:00

Could somebody tell me what kind of fish this is ????? Found ( 02-12-2006 )on the beach of Bunaken Island , North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Estimated total length around 30 cm We are diving here all year around for the past 5 years and we never have seen this fish before.
723 2 1 wow, that sure...
26/12/2006 20:41:00
By : Jason
Sandperch help
Posted on: 12/12/2006 02:26:00

The enclosed sandperch pixs were taken in the Similan islands, Thailand. It looks like P. clathrata but lacks the ocellus, so could it be a female? P.clathrata is out of range for Andaman Sea according to Fishbase but I have taken several pixs of males in the area.
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Malawi Cichlid problem
Posted on: 11/12/2006 13:21:00

i have a Malawi Cichlid tank established ten years with no problem but over the last month have had 4 fatalities with no apparent reason. i carry out regular checks Nitrite Nitrate Ammonia The only unusual thing is some of the fish are shimmying quite a lot but then swim on quite normally. The ph is 7.4 which I am trying to raise but didn't think this could cause problems as some are still breeding. Any ideas??
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12/12/2006 01:43:00
By : Thorke
fish identification
Posted on: 10/12/2006 08:11:00

Hello, I caught this fish on Costa Rica's central pacific on a surface plug. It seems to be Scomberoides tala, but the distribution on your database states it to be an indo-pacific fish, ocurring in China, Spain and Australia. Could this fish be the same, or a close relative? Also the name for it in spanish is Jurel Carsia (Jack Carsia), but it think from the scientific name it seems to be more related to mackerel, what do you think? Thanks in advance.
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fish identification
Posted on: 10/12/2006 08:01:00

Hello, this seems to be Scomberoides tala but the distribution on fishbase says it's an indo-pacific fish. I caught it in Costa Rica's central pacific using a surface plug. Do I have the wrong identity or could the fish be a common ocurrance in our coasts? Also the scientific name seems to relate it more to mackerel than jacks, but the name for it in spanish is Jurel Carsia (jack carsia), what do you think?
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16/07/2011 23:48:20
By : sjvvusopdl
*L-W relationship link
Posted on: 8/12/2006 14:44:00

When the *L-W relationship link is selected for fish from which there is no L-W data available, users are carried to a screen that putatively diplays values for the genus in question and automatically averages an alpha and beta for the genus. HOWEVER, for all of the fish I have selected the fish that come up on the list are NOT in the same genus of the fish for which I am seeking an L-W conversion. This leaves me hesitant to use the averaged generic alphas and betas (although they don't seem dependant on the list of fish species given). Does any know if the averaged alpha and beta values given are still accurate (i.e. based on values from the desired genus)?
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Posted on: 8/12/2006

Dear Eli, I am a Research Officer currently doing the research on Malaysian ornamental fish breeding. I have an intention to be one of the the information contributor in this informatitive web in future. thx. Regards Zaini
734 1 0 i am doing res...
8/12/2006 06:42:00
By : kumar
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Posted on: 6/12/2006

I find that Fish Base is a useful source of information in identification of fish species.
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poorly discus
Posted on: 6/12/2006 09:50:00

hi,i need help. i have three discus in a 3ftx18inx16in tank plants are growwing well and the other two fish are ok however the 3ins large discus has started to lie on the bottom of the tank temp of tank 31deg water chem ok feed high protine ,blood worm,ox heart any idea if i have cocked up
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TElugu names
Posted on: 5/12/2006 09:14:00

Hi I want to know English names for these following telugu fish names Vanjaram Rava Bocchu Saduva(pomfret) bommidayi telugu names for these english fish names red snapper trout king fish buffalo fish butter fish i will be greatful if anybody can help me
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Fish Encyclopedia
Posted on: 4/12/2006 16:44:00

I would like to find a comprehensive encyclopedia of fish with pictures, etc. Does anyone know of a good item?
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Posted on: 4/12/2006

I am perticularly interested in a certin fish urdu name is Dhoter. Like a sea bass silver in colour, weighs upto 20 to 30 pounds. Similar picture I have seen is known as a green job fish. Maybe you can help. Thanks Mel
755 2 1 Thanks for the...
5/12/2006 10:16:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Identify this fish !!!
Posted on: 4/12/2006 06:37:00

Hello, Can you help me to identify this fish. It lives in Egypt. It's a sea water fish.
745 1 1 Hello David,...
5/12/2006 10:06:00
By : Mat Vestjens
?? Cichlids
Posted on: 3/12/2006 22:14:00

Can anyone help me to identify these fish. I caught these in a hotspring in Idaho but they are obviously not native fish. I believe they are cichlids of some type but I am uncertain. Any help would be appreciated.
734 1 3 They look like...
4/12/2006 02:26:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Unknown bream
Posted on: 3/12/2006 04:57:00

Attached you will find a picture of a bream I think, from Egypt. I have not been able to idebtify this one. Who can help me with this one? Thanks in advance, Mat Vestjens
752 2 1 Thank you Thor...
6/12/2006 10:19:00
By : Mat Vestjens
Unidentified wrasse from Egypt
Posted on: 3/12/2006 00:05:00

Who can help me with the identification of the wrasse (since I think it is a wrasse) in the attached pictures. The picyures were made in September last year in Egypt, Red sea. Although the colouration and the two black spots are very distinctive, I was not able to identify this species. I checked all my books, all wrasses in the Fishbase and lots of other websites, without succes. Thanks for your help in advance, Mat Vestjens
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6/12/2006 10:28:00
By : Mat Vestjens
Unknown Tetra
Posted on: 30/11/2006 16:56:00

Could someone please help me to identify which species this Tetra is. The fish are approx 1 to 1.5 inches in length.
749 3 2 This looks lik...
1/12/2006 02:21:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Posted on: 30/11/2006 03:08:00

Can anybody help me in identify this fish caught in Italy
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1/12/2006 04:06:00
By : giorgio
University of Padova - Italy: unknown species
Posted on: 29/11/2006 09:36:00

Dear colleagues, I'm an ascidiologist, professor of evolutionary history of vertebrates, but first of all a naturalist desperately trying to determine a specimen I've found in the collection of my university without any indication, because I'm not an expert in fish systematics! I would be very glad and grateful to whom would help me in resolving such trouble. I think it may belong to Loricariidae family, but mouth and rostrum are very different. Here, I've enclosed photos of this specimen. The name and the institution of the helping supporter will be written on the card of the collection catalogue related to the specimen. Thank you in advance for your kind collaboration. Sincerely yours Francesca
943 1 4 This is an Arm...
30/11/2006 02:26:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Posted on: 27/11/2006 06:58:00

I am doing a work on food habits, Reproduction and growth of a specie of Loricariidae family named Loricariichthys brunneus. This species has been introduced to the rio Cauca(Colombia) and is original of the rio Orinoco, this makes it interesting I have not very much information about of this yet and I will want to know if you can get me something. This will be very valuable for me.
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I want fishmeal from mauritania
Posted on: 24/11/2006 05:32:00

I want to buy fishmeal from mauritania, i will import it to Ghana i need your help. Please help me with any company in mauritania who deals in fishmeal.
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Posted on: 23/11/2006 04:01:00

Can anybody tell me how I can order Fishbase on DVD? My e-mails remain unanswered so far. Thanks for the help. Hans van Rijn Amsterdam, The Netherlands
791 3 0 To order FishB...
26/11/2006 16:44:00
By : Grace
Posted on: 23/11/2006 03:01:00

Can somebody identify the species of damsel. The picture was taken in the Andaman islands. The species resembles P.Nagasakiensis but caudal fin markings are different. Thanks.
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Posted on: 23/11/2006

A clear & straigh information. Keep it the best.
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Main fish groups classification
Posted on: 22/11/2006 16:39:00

Please, What is the last taxonomic version of the fish classes? We still consider three classes (Agnatha, Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) or not? Hoping your help.
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Seeking help in fish identification
Posted on: 22/11/2006 00:49:00

I got this fishy photo that was taken off the Mauritius reef, foridentification, and i suspect that it is a sole fish that changed its color under stress. Can the species be identified? Thanks,
738 1 1 Looks similar...
22/11/2006 04:15:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 21/11/2006

muy bueno, ojalá los hispanoparlantes dispusieran del servicio de traducción.
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Posted on: 21/11/2006 10:16:00

Dear All, I am currently carrying out research for the BBC Natural History Unit on a major new 10 part series called "LIFE" that will be filmed in High Definition and broadcast in 2009. It is designed to follow on from the success of BBC series such as "Blue Planet" and "Planet Earth". The series will explore the wide diversity of species on the planet and the vast array of adaptations and behaviours that have arisen in order for species to survive, and the things that make these species unique. We are particularly looking to show new species, new spectacles and rarely seen behaviours. I would love to hear from anyone that, through research, field work or word of mouth, may know of a species or spectacle that they think would fit the series. Please contact me on the details below. Many thanks, Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith Researcher - 'LIFE' BBC Natural History Unit | Room 17, 5 TPR | Whiteladies Road | Bristol | BS8 2LR | UK Tel: +44 (0) 117 97 42151 Mob: +44 (0) 7813 663797 Email: [email protected]
966 1 0 wow can you te...
29/12/2006 19:49:00
By : annonmus
Grandmas Wild Caught Hand Touched Tuna
Posted on: 20/11/2006 10:14:00

I saw this and I couldn't believe what I was watching you have to check this out. I don't know if I can look at tuna the same way again now. They won't let me post the link so this is how to find it. go to "its your show tv .com" scroll down to Challenge 19 Sell Sell Sell and click Vote Now Go to the bottom of the page and click on Grandma and her Tuna. Enjoy
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Seeking Fish Identification help
Posted on: 16/11/2006 22:10:00

Here is the freshwater fish from a small Elliot Lake in northern Minnesota, USA that I haven't been able to identify.
776 2 1 Yeah, it does...
17/11/2006 13:34:00
By : Josh Leisen
Seeking Fish Identification help
Posted on: 15/11/2006 20:58:00

Sorry about the multiple posts. Here are images of the fish I am trying to identify. Scientific name would be most helpful, but any pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
896 3 4 Thank you Pete...
16/11/2006 14:21:00
By : Josh Leisen
Seeking Fish Identification help
Posted on: 15/11/2006 20:39:00

Hello, I keep an angling "lifelist" to record each specie of fish that I have caught. There are a few species that I have thus far been unable to identify, and I would greatly appreciate any help. Here is a link to my fishing lifelist: (substitute spaces with backslash) ~leis0073 fishlist.html The fish with ??? under the NAME column are the ones I wish to identify. Also, I am fairly confident that the other species are identified correctly, but if you spot a mistake I would be happy to know. Two of the fish (coded blue on my lifelist) are saltwater fish caught from the boat harbour at Geraldton, WA Australia. The other (coded green) is a freshwater fish caught in a lake in northern Minnesota, USA.
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Seeking Fish Identification help
Posted on: 15/11/2006 20:39:00

Hello, I keep an angling "lifelist" to record each specie of fish that I have caught. There are a few species that I have thus far been unable to identify, and I would greatly appreciate any help. Here is a link to my fishing lifelist: backslash ~leis0073 backslash fishlist.html The fish with ??? under the NAME column are the ones I wish to identify. Also, I am fairly confident that the other species are identified correctly, but if you spot a mistake I would be happy to know. Two of the fish (coded blue on my lifelist) are saltwater fish caught from the boat harbour at Geraldton, WA Australia. The other (coded green) is a freshwater fish caught in a lake in northern Minnesota, USA.
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Seeking Fish Identification help
Posted on: 15/11/2006 20:39:00

Hello, I keep an angling "lifelist" to record each specie of fish that I have caught. There are a few species that I have thus far been unable to identify, and I would greatly appreciate any help. Here is a link to my fishing lifelist: The fish with ??? under the NAME column are the ones I wish to identify. Also, I am fairly confident that the other species are identified correctly, but if you spot a mistake I would be happy to know. Two of the fish (coded blue on my lifelist) are saltwater fish caught from the boat harbour at Geraldton, WA Australia. The other (coded green) is a freshwater fish caught in a lake in northern Minnesota, USA.
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Posted on: 15/11/2006

As a taxonomic enthusiast and conservationist I am extremely benefitted.Only if you could provide more photographs of each species!
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Fishbase access
Posted on: 14/11/2006 09:19:00

When I use the genus and species search to get informations about one species (e.g. Sparus aurata), The following message appear: You are not authorized to view this page The Web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the Web site, and the IP address of your browsing computer is on this list. Please try the following: * Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page. HTTP Error 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address of the client has been rejected. Internet Information Services (IIS) Technical Information (for support personnel) * Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 403. * Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled About Security, Limiting Access by IP Address, IP Address Access Restrictions, and About Custom Error Messages. Can you tell me what to do? Julien
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22/11/2006 05:49:00
By : X
Shiner fish
Posted on: 13/11/2006 17:13:00

I am working on a school project and I'm having a very difficult time finding the following information: It's "stuctural adaptations; how does each of them help the fish survive, behavioral adaptations; how does each of them help the amnimal survive, the shiner fish niche? Any assistance you can help with would be grealty appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Posted on: 12/11/2006 15:59:00

On a recent dive trip to the Andaman islands I took a picture of a damsel which does not seem to be in Fishbase. The species somewhat resembles P. melanochir, P. Spilotoceps and P.Caeruleus but caudal fin marking are different. It could be an Andaman variety? Any comments from an expert??
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Posted on: 11/11/2006 04:06:00

Spricht hier jemand Deutsch?
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Posted on: 10/11/2006 23:58:00

I am new to this forum and something very strange happened. The picture that has been attached to my forum message is different from the one I just uploaded. There is some similarity in the species but I never took that picture. I will upload my picture again....
751 1 1 You probably n...
11/11/2006 05:50:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Posted on: 10/11/2006 23:58:00

I am new to this forum and something very strange happened. The picture that has been attached to my forum message is different from the one I just uploaded. There is some similarity in the species but I never took that picture. I will upload my picture again....
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Posted on: 10/11/2006 23:51:00

Here we go again with a shorter name for my unknown damsel...
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identification fish
Posted on: 9/11/2006 23:55:00

To please know name of the fish has appeared in Barcelona
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14/11/2006 09:53:00
By : Rafael Bañón
Posted on: 9/11/2006 15:46:00

It appears the picture was not uploaded properly so here we go again.
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10/11/2006 00:53:00
By : Thorke
Posted on: 9/11/2006 14:56:00

On a recent dive trip to the Andaman islands I took a picture of a damsel which does not seem to be in Fishbase. The species resembles P. melanochir and P. Spilotoceps but caudal fin marking are different. It could be an Andman variety? Any comments from an expert??
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 9/11/2006

This site has proven very resourceful and helpful in my studies. I thank all those who contributed to this site to help students like me to obtain further knowledge of the mysteries of the deep. THANKS!!
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phylogentic tree
Posted on: 8/11/2006 13:25:00

Does anybody knows where could i get a good phylogentic tree of actinopterygii? Thanks
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Posted on: 7/11/2006 06:31:00

Does anybody knows what could be a fish like this : Caught in southern Greece,big sea depth,20-100 kilos,very rough skin,sold in slices like swordfish with skin removed, somewhat greasy,locals name it TSIRIKI...
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8/11/2006 02:53:00
By : Thorke
Posted on: 7/11/2006 00:21:00

May I requsest someone who knows about observing and study of teleost otoliths to find age and life history of fishes. Thanks
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 5/11/2006

Hi I have just foundout about your site and would like to find out more about fish in Victorian waters [Australia] ie Port Phillip and Western port bays. If you can help I would very much appreciate it. Thank You Robert Jamieson
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 30/10/2006

Very nice and useful site.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 27/10/2006

Dear sir, Thanks for the extensive information offered in the Fish Base. I'm interested in the commercial cultivation of the Snakeskin Gourami (Trichogaster Pectoralis) & Climbing Perch (Anabas Testudineus) in Malaysia. I would appreciate your esteemed establishment could offer me some tips & guidelines of cultivation methods to commercialize the fishes production. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Best regards, C B Poh
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 26/10/2006

Dear Sir, We have developed a database on finfish diversity of India containing details of 2182 fishes. In addition to this we have the information on 278 freshwater exotic freshwater finfishes in the form of database. The information have been converted in attactive CD and will be released very soon.A copy of the same will be send to you for updation of information in Fish base. Regards. Pl acknowledge receipt. Kapoor
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28/10/2006 02:35:00
By : veeresh
Posted on: 26/10/2006 06:26:00

i'm looking for info & articles about fish of persian gulf
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identification fish
Posted on: 26/10/2006 00:37:00

trachiypterus iris ? zu crstatus?
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26/10/2006 21:52:00
By : veeresh
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Identification help again!
Posted on: 25/10/2006 08:52:00

Hi, Attached was obtained today from a fish market in Kolkata, eastern India. The specimen length is 15.7 cm. The best match that I could find was young Platax batavianus, but I am not sure. Also p. batavianus does not appear to occur in or around India as per records available at Fishbase. I am told that the fish was a part of a mixed catch from the Bay of Bengal near Kolkata city. Any ID help much appreciated. Regards, Sumit Sumit Sen Kolkata, India
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27/10/2006 04:00:00
By : Sumit Sen
Tunas and Dolphins
Posted on: 24/10/2006 15:05:00

I know that dolphins prefer to swim with certain tuna more than others. We all look for "dolphin-free" tuna on the can or pouch. Is Kawakawa tuna safe? What tuna species do dolphins prefer to "hang out" with? Is there a "criteria" that the tuna have to meet for the dolphins to swim with? I am primarily studying the preference of Kawakawa (aka "little tuna") as a food item over the popular species whose population is being threatened, and also I want to know if it is going to be more dolphin-safe. Any help would be appreciated!
1068 1 0 Little Tuny (E...
8/11/2006 14:31:00
By : cfish
from GuestBook
Posted on: 24/10/2006

I have a great fish stamp collection more than 2000 sheets and I am using a lot FishBase. Currently I have a problem to go in point map. can you tell me what is going on. On the other hand if you need stamp pictures I can provide a lot or if you need translation of some articles in French I can help you. Best Regards J. Allemann
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24/10/2006 06:46:00
By : Rainer
fish non identified ?
Posted on: 23/10/2006 05:46:00

I have someone who took this picture in Bali, indonesia, but I don't know the name of the fish. Anyone can help me ?
767 1 1 Looks like a j...
23/10/2006 08:53:00
By : Pete Liptrot
ID Eudontomyzon larve from Danube river
Posted on: 22/10/2006 12:06:00

Can you help me? Please write me e-mail and I send you photos! [email protected]
791 1 0 You might be b...
30/10/2006 08:37:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 21/10/2006

I am well impressed with your existing information. I am also interested to receive your information time to time being mylelf an importer of live,fresh and chilled,frozen sea food items for sales and distribution in Singapore, and Malaysia.
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whats this?
Posted on: 21/10/2006 19:43:00

My wife and I were in Florida recently during a red tide. A great many dead fish were washed ashore along with quite a few eels, mostly on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. They were quite long, in relation to thier body diameter, had very pointed noses and very tiny (practically indistinguishable) eyes. They were one body color (grey, not mottled or striped). Another man walking on the beach where we saw these was an avid scuba diver and said he had never seen anything like it. Most were about as big around as a persons thumb and from a foot and a half to two feet long. Any ideas?
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1/2/2007 08:22:00
By : Dragon Moray eels
ID help
Posted on: 20/10/2006 23:14:00

Hi, The forum has been wonderful and helped me sort out the ID's of a couple of fishes. Many thanks! Attached 15.1cm fish shows body markings which are similar to what is found on Acentrogobius viridipunctatus. The green spots (in the pic) had faded a bit since I acquired the fish and were more vibrant when it was fresher. Despite the similarity in markings, I think this is a different species from a. viridipunctatus. Would appreciate any ID help. The fish was acquired in the local fish market at Kolkata, India last week. I am told that it is part of an estuarine catch - but that information cannot be verified. Regards, sumit Sumit Sen, Kolkata, India
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Polydactylus octonemus.
Posted on: 20/10/2006 13:29:00

The image didn't upload correctly, sending again
786 1 1 This looks ind...
24/10/2006 07:06:00
By : Rainer
not in your data base?
Posted on: 20/10/2006 13:24:00

Hello, I was told this fish is Polydactilus octonemus, is it? I could only find Polydactylus virginicus on your database. Is it the same fish? Feel free to add the image to your catalog. It was fished in Mexico, don't know wich coast. Thank you
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not in your data base?
Posted on: 20/10/2006 13:24:00

Hello, I was told this fish is Polydactilus octonemus, is it? I could only find Polydactylus virginicus on your database. Is it the same fish? Feel free to add the image to your catalog. Thank you
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sorry but again
Posted on: 19/10/2006 19:40:00

i'm having trouble with these too. flower gardens gulf of mexico
776 1 2 These look lik...
20/10/2006 07:51:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Posted on: 19/10/2006 19:11:00

These were taken at the flower gardens in the gulf of mexico. and i cant identify them.. if you can help let me know.
792 1 2 These look lik...
20/10/2006 07:58:00
By : Pete Liptrot
2nd try
Posted on: 18/10/2006 18:12:00

I don't know what went wrong. Trying again
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Centropomus nigrescens
Posted on: 18/10/2006 18:04:00

I just wanted to share the picture, maybe you could use it in the main website. Caught in Guanacaste, pacific coast, Costa Rica
823 2 2 The picture.
18/10/2006 18:10:00
By : Mario Gutierrez
alledged (fresh water eel)
Posted on: 18/10/2006 17:02:00

At a fish store in town they have a moray eel that the owner says is brackish. he teels me they can be acclimated to fresh, with typcal amounts of salt used for cichlids. is this possible, and if so what can be done to help acclimate him. I dont have an exact latin. name he says they come in as fresh water moray eels
886 2 0 Freshwater eel...
1/2/2007 04:55:00
By : Dragon Moray Eels
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Posted on: 18/10/2006

The Fishbase is a nice website and I can learn more about information of fish species! However, we would like to get more information about fishery food products or other teaseed powder products for fish-farming industry or enterprises who would like to buy aquaculture products like teaseed powder products. Please visit our website: for further information about our products! Thanks a lot! Please reply to e-mail: [email protected] .Attn: Mr.Jesse Tang
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Unknown fish and critters
Posted on: 18/10/2006 04:25:00

Hello fish lovers My wife and I are putting together a Marine Life ID DVD for Fiji and Tonga and have come across a few species we either are unable to identify, or are unsure of our ID. We have cross-referenced every species we have (about 750 species of fish) against fishbase and some have not appeared - no doubt spelling mistakes on my part for the majority of cases. We have posted a page on our new website(still under construction) that shows jpegs of the critters in doubt. Some shots have a scientific name already - these are our best guesses, confirmation or otherwise would be great. For those with only basic common names eg. goby 2, we have nothing - genus, species and common names would all be greatly appreciated. We hope to soon have all 12000+ of our video clips available for viewing online and searchable on our database. It might interest fishbase to provide links to these videos when they become available.
805 1 0 Sorry - I forg...
18/10/2006 04:30:00
By : Josh Jensen
identify this species
Posted on: 16/10/2006 18:07:00

Hello, can you help me identify this species, if was fished on the north pacific coast of Costa Rica, in some rocks near the shoreline. Thank You
791 2 1 Thank You!
18/10/2006 18:08:00
By : Mario Gutierrez
Posted on: 15/10/2006 11:14:00

Hello, I am thinking of adding corys to my 35 gallon tank. The water is hard and alkaline. What species do best in this type water? Also how impotant is the gravel? Thanks
760 1 0 Go for species...
24/10/2006 07:18:00
By : Rainer
Pic for message no 4900
Posted on: 15/10/2006 07:19:00

The software is difficult to handle. I'll post the image on a website and give a link if this fails. Apologies for the multiple postings. I am trying my best to come to terms with the upload software. Regards, Sumit
849 3 2 I attach a pho...
24/10/2006 07:21:00
By : Rainer
Pic for message no 4900
Posted on: 15/10/2006 07:15:00

Id requested. Kolkata, India. Oct 15, 2006. Possibly from Ganges estuary. Regards, Sumit
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Identification help again!
Posted on: 15/10/2006 05:41:00

Hi Folks, Attached was obtained from the Kolkata fish market today. I am told that the catch was from the upper reaches of the Ganges estuary near Kolkata, India. This was a single fish of the species in a small mixed lot brought to the market. The fish market folk do not have a local name for the species. Identification help will be much appreciated, From the looks of it, the fish may have spent some time out of the water before coming to the market. Regards, Sumit Sumit Sen Kolkata, India
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15/10/2006 07:14:00
By : Sumit Sen
request shark images
Posted on: 14/10/2006 03:50:00

Hi I,am Danny Ygel from the Netherlands and i study biology at the university of Amsterdam. My study is about bio diversity of sharks and there for I collect shark images of all the shark species living today. I use the images to turn it into a script. All ready I collect images of a lot of species but some a hard to find. I hope that through out this post to get hold of the last species of sharks on the list posted below: Apristurus-A.Indicus,A Federovi,A Herklotsi,A Investigatoris, A Pinguis,A Saldanha,A Sibogea,A Sinensis,A Gibbosus Asymbolis-A Pallidus,A Funebris,A Parvus Aulohalaelurus Kanakorum Centrophorus Isodon Centroscyllium Ornatum Cephaloscyllium Silasi Cephalurus Cephalus Etmopterus-E Fusus,E Evansi,E Dislineatus,E Compagnoi, E Caudigistmus,E Litvinovi,E Robinsi E Sentosus,E Decacuspidatus.E Pycnolepis Galeus-G Cadinati,G Gracilis,G Schultzi,G Piperatus Gogolia Filewoodi Gollum Attentuatus Halaelurus-H Alcockii,H Immaculatus,H Clevai,H Quagga Iago Garricki Miroscyllium Sheikoi Mollisquama Parini Parmaturus-P Melanobranchius,P McMillani Petanchus Profundicolus Scymnodon-S Ichiharai Scymnodalatias-S Albicauda,S Oligodon Squalus-S Rancureli,S Melanurus I hope that someone can help me. Cheers to you all, Danny
820 1 0 Hi Danny, If...
24/10/2006 07:31:00
By : Rainer
Sampling Techniques
Posted on: 13/10/2006 13:20:00

I am a graduate student and am trying to design the best method for surveying the benthic fish species in a series of hard bottom habitats, not corals, in the nearshore region of the Souteastern US coast. Due to the poor visibility in my study area, the steep learning curve and the necessity of using multiple divers, visual surveys may not be the best method. I'm trying to find some way of collecting the individuals from a 2x2m area for processing on the research platform. Does anyone have any suggestions? Some thoughts that have been brought up are to use some sort of large netted frame to drop over the habitat and enter it with hand nets andor slurp guns, of which I have been unable to locate any that would be of adequate size. This would be extremely bulky and I'm unsure how to go about it. Another was to blanket the habitat with a drop net, however I am concerned as to how to extract the net and any fish hiding within the reef from it. I'm trying to get as much input from as many people as possible, so any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Identification help
Posted on: 11/10/2006 08:07:00

Hi Folks, I am a complete novice and apologies if my postings are out of place in this forum. I have lately been photographing fish from the local market in Kolkata (old Calcutta)in eastern India out of a desire to learn. Kolkata is a 100 kilometers from the Bay of Bengal and is on the bank of a tributary of the Ganges River. While I have succeded in identifying many species with the help of Fishbase, some stump me. Attached 12cm fish looks like a sicklefish to me but I can't match it with either Drepane lomgimana or d. punctata - the two Ephippidaes that are found in this area. Any help will be much appreciated. The fish was collected on 10th October 2006 from a local fish market in Kolkata city. Regards, Sumit Sumit Sen Kolkata, India
924 3 1 Hi Sumit, It i...
26/10/2006 21:43:00
By : Veeresh
Uaru fernandezyepezi
Posted on: 11/10/2006 02:53:00

Suche seit geraumer Zeit verzweifelt uaru fernandeyepezi. Wer kann mir sagen, woher ich diesen Fisch in Deutschland beziehen kann. searching "uaru fernandesyepezi! please send me where i can get the fish in germany. thanks alex
773 1 0 You migth be a...
11/10/2006 04:01:00
By : Pete Liptrot
fish identification
Posted on: 10/10/2006 17:25:00

I made my fourth trip out to the Flower Gardens this year and ran across a couple of fish i couldnt identify.
766 2 4 The first two...
14/10/2006 21:45:00
By : ray
Nuptial coloration ?
Posted on: 10/10/2006 01:35:00

Is this Nuptial coloration of trevally?
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Posted on: 8/10/2006 18:50:00

when i was viewing catches at,i saw a fish simmialr looking to the wahoo it was called a oahu...can i get help plz?
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Posted on: 7/10/2006

i want to have sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron photo. thunk you!!
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Posted on: 7/10/2006 12:52:00

hi fellow fishbase you know a website on crabs? if you do plz reply
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Posted on: 6/10/2006

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, auf meiner 14-taegigen Urlaubsreise durch Kroatien habe ich in Porec das Aquarium besucht und dort einen Fisch gefilmt, den ich dann spaeter auch auf dem Teller hatte. Leider war er nur kroatisch benannt und ich habe es leider nur auf mein Video gesprochen, so dass ich ihn nicht schreiben kann. Es hört sich nach Martinca, Martinka oder Martinga an. Er hatte blaue Seiten und gehört wohl zu den Barschen oder Brassen, wenn das nicht das Gleiche ist. Bisher bin ich bei meiner Internet-Recherche nach dem deutschen Namen noch nicht fündig geworden.Auch meine kroatischen Bekannten konnten mir nicht weiter helfen. Ich glaube, er ist keine Seltenheit und kommt recht häufig vor. Wenn Sie mir helfen könnten, wäre ich Ihnen sehr dankbar. Mit freundlichem Gruss B. Schartmann
746 1 0 Wir haben nur...
24/10/2006 07:39:00
By : Rainer
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Posted on: 4/10/2006

I am interested in obtaining any biographical information which someone could provide me about a researcher named C. H. Silvester who published several original taxonomic articles on Perciformes found in the Carribean Sea near Puerto Rico between 1915 and 1918.
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need some important picture
Posted on: 4/10/2006 10:39:00

i need sketch of Ovary and testis of Chondrichthyes and osteichthyes fishes. plz help me out quick. i'll b greatful. thnx
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Posted on: 2/10/2006

Our interest lies in intensive fish farming in the N.E. Brazil.Our current production occupies only 1% of the potential area available for expansion.Contracts have been closed with major fast food chains for the fish fillets.Other bi-products such as the skin is sold to the Brazilian shoe industry, and the fish scales are also sold for pearl essence production, replacing Bismuth.As we are expanding rapidly I would be most pleased if you could inform me of the names of the end user manufacturers of fish scales and other bi-products of the fish industry. I look forward to receiving your reply. Richard G. Maddock
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Fish Identifaction
Posted on: 1/10/2006 11:37:00

Hi, I need help identifying four fish I found on the south side of Maui, Hawaii on shallow reef. It's hard to see but there is a long filiment going out from the tail of the cornetfish. Neither the Bluespotted or the Red cornetfish has yellow stripes like this one. Thanks for your help, Louie
738 1 0 Fishbase won't...
1/10/2006 12:36:00
By : Louie
Fish Identifaction
Posted on: 1/10/2006 11:37:00

Hi, I need help identifying four fish I found on the south side of Maui, Hawaii on shallow reef. Here's the links to pictures I took of the fish: It's hard to see but there is a long filiment going out from the tail. Note the yellow stripes. Blenny? Some type of unicornfish. Thanks for your help, Louie
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Posted on: 1/10/2006

En México, exíste mucha información en las Tesis que puede ser escatada y cargada al Fishbase. saludos
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Posted on: 1/10/2006

Hello, Can you update me regulary on the Fish base? Can you also send me the information on how to get the books here in Tanzania? So we can sell them to our guests? Regards, George A. Trommelen Ph.D. Marine Sciences
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alligator gars
Posted on: 1/10/2006 02:53:00

where can i get alligator gars for my pond? I already have one that is 3 feet long. I am really having a hard time finding more. please help
751 1 0 Although they...
1/10/2006 03:00:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Posted on: 30/9/2006 17:19:00

Please provide specimen photo of this species. Thankk you.
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Heterandria formosa
Posted on: 27/9/2006 21:04:00

I have really become interested in this miniature livebearer. I would very much like to find a source for these little fish. Anyone out there know where I can get some sent to Canada? I want to have a tank of them. Please advise, :-)
759 1 0 The best thing...
28/9/2006 04:16:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Southern Italian ichthyofauna
Posted on: 27/9/2006 11:27:00

Hi there! I am interested in the similarities and differences in the species composition of Southern Italian (both eastern and western coasts) and Greek ichthyofauna. Any ideas where to look for this type of information?
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Posted on: 27/9/2006

I was looking for info on the Family Polypteridae and I observed that only Zaire was mentioned as the onlyplce these fishes occur.I want to submit that one species of this family,Polypterus senegalus occurs abundantly in the Volta basin of Ghana,particularly in the Savanna rivers of the north.
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Total fish population
Posted on: 26/9/2006 23:26:00

I am trying to find the total number of fish species discovered to date. Anyhelp would be great
743 1 0 Look at the to...
30/9/2006 00:45:00
By : Bernd
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Posted on: 25/9/2006

I am scholar of M.phil my topic is study on crocodiles in Balochistan pakistan
939 1 0 In Pakistani B...
7/10/2006 06:56:00
By : M. Moazzam Khan
Grouper like fish
Posted on: 25/9/2006 02:12:00

This fish was cought from a wreck on a sandy bottom in a shallow sea (15m)in Malta (Mediterrenean Sea). The fish had brighter colours in the sea, more yellowish in the sea. The head and mouth look like those of a grouper. Can someone pls tell me the name of this fish? Thanks
871 2 1 dak tip ta bgh...
12/3/2007 13:04:00
By : carmel dimech
Fish Identification
Posted on: 24/9/2006 15:33:00

I was shown a fish that looked very much like a crocodile, or rather a gavial. It was black, 2 feet long, and extremely voracious as i could see it was swallowing the fishes swimming in the tank. The seller called it a crocodile fish from Thailand but I can't find the name of the animal. Can you please help me ? Do you have pictures and more information about it ? Thank you very much !
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Deep Sea fish
Posted on: 23/9/2006 04:35:00

I would like to know the name of this fish that I has found East cost of India (10-15°N)
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Posted on: 21/9/2006 09:31:00

Dear all, I have need of know the speed swimming of different order. I want to know, the speed swimming of this order: - Siluriformes - Perciformes - Osteoglossiformes - Characiformes - Cypriniformes What are the orders the more and less speed of this 5 order. And specially, can you telle me, the speed swimming of this species: Auchenoglanis occidentalis Porcus bajad Oreochromis niloticus Mormyrus rume Marcusienius cyprinoides Claria anguillaris Alestes baremoze Hydrocynus forskalii Lates niloticus Labeo senegalensis Brycinus macrolepidotus Schilbe intermedius Auchenoglanis biscutatus Synodontis schall membranaceus. Can you answer at this address: [email protected] Thank you very much. Damien.
761 1 0 I think Damie...
27/9/2006 04:21:00
By : Alfred L Dassah
quality of data
Posted on: 21/9/2006 07:11:00

I was wondering if anyone knows if the data in this database is verified? I am hoping to use the diet data for a project and am wondering if the references are ranked as poor or good source? Thank you for any advice rebecca
770 1 0 FishBase does...
24/9/2006 02:51:00
By : Fang
Help identifying fish
Posted on: 20/9/2006 17:49:00

Hi. I need help identifying a fish I found on the shores of Brazil. I'm no marine biologist and my knowledge of the subject of marine life is limited to what I've found as a scuba diver, but neither me, my diving mates or any of the native divemasters in the expedition had ever seen the fish in question, so we are very curious as to what the fish might have been. It was some sort of armored fish, with the frontal part armored while the tail was soft and flexible. And it had legs... Detailed description: It was about 40cm long, half of it was a shark like tail (thin, conical and with a small vertical fin in the back). The front part was a much larger (about 20cm wide) triangular flat armored head covered by three or four longitudinal hard plates, with a small mouth shaped like a shark's mouth in the front. It had a long protruding nose shaped like a thin cone less than 1cm wide in it's thickest section and about 5cm in length pointing upwards. The tail and head didn't seem to match, as if the tail of a smaller fish had been stuck to the head of a larger one without putting a body in between, with the width of the body decreasing abrubtly at the end of the armored frontal section. It had small fins at the sides but the most curious detail was that it had leg like fins on the bottom. Those looked like two fingers the side of a child's fingers pointing directly downward from the mid section of the "head" with very small flat end. The fish seemed to be able walk on the ocean's bottom, though I didn't see it actually move on them but it was clearly standing raised on them. I think it was brown with small marks, though the bottom was lighter colored. We found two of them (separately, so it might have been a single individual that moved 200m between dives) while diving in Ubatuba, about 150Km south of Rio do Janeiro. Any ideas on what it might have been? Thank you.
783 1 0 It sounds like...
21/9/2006 04:56:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 19/9/2006

Fishbase is an excellent database for people working with different aspects of fish
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Info on Fish Specie
Posted on: 19/9/2006 12:26:00

I would like to know if anyone has any idea about a fish with the common name, CAMATUTO. It is somewhat like a crayfish possibly Venezuelean.
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Posted on: 16/9/2006 17:59:00

i would like to know which fish can be caught using soft plastic squid bodies as lures. also what is the cost of the squid. any sources of supply? thank you
830 1 0 Some idea of w...
17/9/2006 05:25:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Loricarid catfish
Posted on: 16/9/2006 06:08:00

A single specimen of loricarid catfish has been captured from Phewa lake, Pokhara, NEPAL.
769 1 0 Do you have an...
20/9/2006 02:12:00
By : Pete Liptrot
freshwater fish in the state of Georgia
Posted on: 15/9/2006 14:40:00

I have a over active thyroid, I can not eat salt water or shell fish. Please help me with a list of freshwater fish in the state of Georgia
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identification fish
Posted on: 15/9/2006 00:32:00

Aphanopus carbo ? Nesiarchus nasatus?
869 1 2 Assuming that...
17/9/2006 05:35:00
By : Pete Liptrot
plaa pet in thailand
Posted on: 14/9/2006 22:26:00

plaa pet took years to finally figure out which orwhat fish this was after coming across it as feed in the literature so many times and searching here at proving fruitless. for those who can read Thai here is the link
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14/9/2006 22:29:00
By : petless
Newport Fish
Posted on: 13/9/2006 13:59:00

Here's my last attempt to download this picture. Sorry if I'm annoying anyone.
789 3 1 Thanks Pete &...
4/10/2006 09:07:00
By : JOE
Fish with antler?
Posted on: 13/9/2006 13:55:00

Captured this fish in Newport, Rhode Island USA on Sept 9,2006. It's dorsal fin looks like an antler. Thanks.
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Fish Identity
Posted on: 13/9/2006 13:49:00

I captured this fish with slurp gun in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It is about 1.5 inches. Attached is a picture in my aquarium.
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Length to weight conversion
Posted on: 13/9/2006 04:19:00

I fish competitively for a province in South Africa saltwater. We recently cuaght 4 species namely a blackspot shark; threadfin kingfish; spinner shark and electric marble ray and measured all of them. We now need to convert them to weight to obtain the points but cannot find any of htese conversions. Can anyone help?
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fish identification
Posted on: 13/9/2006 00:18:00

I would like to know the name of this fish that I has found in the Central Fish Market of Barcelona
794 2 3 looks like...
14/9/2006 22:45:00
By : petless
fish identification
Posted on: 13/9/2006 00:18:00

I would like to know the name of this fish that I has found in the Central Fish market of Barcelona
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fish identification
Posted on: 13/9/2006 00:18:00

I would like to know the name of this fish that I has found today in the Central Fish market of Barcelona
754 1 1 This looks lik...
13/9/2006 02:16:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Betta pugnax in Vietnam
Posted on: 8/9/2006 18:29:00

Could someone please tell me if Betta pugnax in Vietnam is right or wrong? When I search, Vietnam is in the list of this species distribution but there is no information at all. Besides it shows the reference source about ... cambodian freshwater fish: Kottelat, M., 1985. Fresh-water fishes of Kampuchea.. Hydrobiologia 121:249-279. Thanks.
762 1 0 Hi Betta pu...
6/12/2006 14:40:00
By : Eric Naus Aquaworld
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Posted on: 8/9/2006

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10/9/2006 11:42:00
By : Thorke
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Posted on: 5/9/2006

Just stumbled onto this site really. Sincerely, Jon Beckmon
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Unknown freshwater fish in Malaysia, please identi
Posted on: 4/9/2006 07:13:00

hi, would anyone indentify the specis of this fish for me? it was caught in a river in Malaysia. kindly post a reply if you are able to help, thanks
756 1 0 Are you able t...
4/9/2006 07:25:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Unknown fish
Posted on: 3/9/2006 09:21:00

I got this fish and I will love to know the name of it. If someone know what kind of fish this is please let me know. Thanks.
746 1 0 A picture woul...
4/9/2006 06:00:00
By : Thorke
Lagocephalus sceleratus
Posted on: 2/9/2006 22:08:00

The attached takes you to photos of what is apparently a specimen of Lagocephalus sceleratus. Caught off SW Crete in July 2006
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Posted on: 2/9/2006 06:55:00

what is the stimulus that causes the nerve twitch that starts the contraction of the jellyfish body, allowing it to pulsate through the water ?
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Posted on: 1/9/2006

Your web sit have required and useful information and I want to know about Danio frankei suppliers details. Please let me help for that.
753 1 0 To be able to...
3/9/2006 03:15:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 31/8/2006

Congratulations! This site is very beatiful and useful. My porpouse is research about the world of fishes, but the information are at the same time didatic, scientific and simple that I recommend it to my students, friends and others.
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Posted on: 31/8/2006

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Posted on: 31/8/2006

What is the present status in the research of the fish species Semiplotus semiplotus. Kindly, let me know. I am also working on this fish,
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Posted on: 30/8/2006

This is a very good database which helps me to learn more about fish on our environment. What if I like to use pictures for education purposes? Faafetai Temo
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fish identification
Posted on: 30/8/2006 04:12:00

hi, i have found your site while trying to find a place to help me identify this weird fish I've seen in aquarium in France. If anybody can help me on that, please email me. Thank you very much!!! :)
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31/8/2006 03:41:00
By : Kenjum
from GuestBook
Posted on: 28/8/2006

Hi, I'm Ph.D. student working on deep-sea food-webs in New Zealand waters. I find your website invaluable. I have lots of photos of deep-sea fish. I would be prepared to post some on this site; how does copyright work here? I'm also an ex-graphics professional so I can provide them in whatever format you require. All the best M
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undulate ray
Posted on: 27/8/2006 19:05:00

anybody got any pictures of specimen undulate rays please.
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Posted on: 27/8/2006

The Game Fishing of Australia is the governing body for recreational fishing in Australia, we have found your site very informative and seek your permission to link this site with the GFAA website address is We believe that our members would benefit by being able to link to your very informative site. I am the secretary of this Assocation and as such am requesting onbehalf of GFAA. It would be appreciated if you could email me back whether permission is granted. Kind regards Mrs Pat Jones GFAA Secretary
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By : Lavetanut
Thalassothia cirrhousus
Posted on: 25/8/2006 13:08:00

hello, my name is Martina and I found 3 pieces of Thalassothia cirrhousus in Red sea. I am looking for some information about this species. Can you help me with it? Write some web sites or some books? Thanks very much
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25/8/2006 03:04:00
By : Thorke
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Posted on: 24/8/2006

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converting fish waste into energy (biogas)
Posted on: 24/8/2006 00:26:00

Hello I am an energy student (masters) and am wanting to do my thesis on the conversion of fishwaste into energy through biogas process. Is there anyone who can give me info on that or where i can find some info....please send any information to my e-mail. some scinetist told me it is not possible due to the high protein content in fishwaste. Is that possible or is it the fact fishwaste rotting emits deriviants of ammonia
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undulate ray
Posted on: 23/8/2006 18:53:00

I cought him off fenit pier in county Kerry 3 foot long and 2 foot wide id love to see more pictures if any body has any please send to [email protected]
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Characodon Lateralis
Posted on: 23/8/2006 14:09:00

My name is Liliana Rio Cardoso, and it happens that I have three Characodon Lateralis: one male, and two little ones.... besides this, two days ago, a female dayed because she was having babies... and I friend told me that it happens because of the stress...and it's normal.... a pity... and a male died, and the problem of this one, I believe it was on the throat, and mouth it was a litle bit more open than the normal.... Could you help me about this ? do you know whitch problem it's ? how can I cure this on the futur ? Now, I'm worried about the little ones.... Kind regards, Liliana
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24/8/2006 02:56:00
By : Pete Liptrot
is there Lutjanus sanguineus in South China Sea
Posted on: 22/8/2006 20:15:00

Lutjanus sanguineus is restricted in west-india as Allen say? If yes, why are there some books and articles in china say that they have collected L. sanguineus from South China Sea? Maybe, they are misidentifications of L. malabaricus or L. erythopterus. Who can help me sure whether there are Lutjanus sanguineus in South China Sea or not? Thanks.
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24/8/2006 02:25:00
By : Pete Liptrot
What kind of fish
Posted on: 22/8/2006 06:31:00

It's a kind of catfish but wich one ?
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What kind this fish?
Posted on: 20/8/2006 21:08:00

Red sea. Depth 10-15 m. Length fish 1-1.5m. More thanks!!!
756 4 1 More thanks!!!
23/8/2006 04:05:00
By : Oleg
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Posted on: 19/8/2006

I have caught a fish that looks like a Decondon Puellaris. I see that you dont have a picture yet of this beautiful fish. Questions: 1. To whom shall I send a picture for identification and posting? 2. I have 2- maybe 3 other fishes from the deep (200- to 600 meters)that are slightly different than those published. If they are indeed different, can I name them? What are the rules. Thanks & best regards from the Caribbean Larry
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Posted on: 18/8/2006 09:31:00

I am very interested in Polyodon gladius, any information you have about it please send it to me. Thanx
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What are these fish?
Posted on: 17/8/2006 11:18:00

We caught these in Lanzarote. Anybody know what they are?
774 3 2 "I think the o...
19/8/2006 06:21:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 17/8/2006 been doing my reasearch project in my final year in bachelors of science degree (BSC) marine sciences and your site has been helpfull.however,i think you should make provision for an interactive device.thanks
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Posted on: 16/8/2006

i like this site. i can get lot of information from this site. thank u very much for ur help
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Posted on: 14/8/2006

I'm sorry to say the portuguese auto-translations are a bit disapointing and for that matter, if you allow, I would be happy to help with the translation of some articles. Odair Faiad São Paulo, Brasil
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Posted on: 12/8/2006

Dears FishBase. Congratulations and thank you very much your work. I always use fishbase, and since some time ago, I was looking for a contact, because I would like to contribute to fish base with photos and comments. Please let me know if it is possible, and the way to do. Thank you again Santiago
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14/8/2006 19:38:00
By : Grace
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Posted on: 10/8/2006

Well, thank you very much!I hope- its really very good!!! A very interesting site! Nikolas Yoll Washington DC [email protected]
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Total length
Posted on: 10/8/2006 08:13:00

Could someone please assist me with the correct conversion of standard length to total length of marine fish and the length weight conersions, i cant seem to get them from fish base.
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Posted on: 9/8/2006

Sir, ur fish base is one of the useful website, which gives more information regarding the fishes of all kinds. What i feel is regarding the country information , i expect more for India ,especially the area ofavailability of each fishes. Please continue ur kind service. Thank u. R.Umarani
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fish identification
Posted on: 8/8/2006 06:18:00

Sorry. This photo was taken in Argolikos Gulf in Greece. Its a blenny 7-8 cm length in a 10-20 cm depth. I think it looks like a Salaria pavo juvenile but i am not sure. Check out those little hair in the head. Thanks everyone
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10/8/2006 18:54:00
By : Grace
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Posted on: 7/8/2006

Hi.. We are located at the Orinoco s delta in a small jungle camp, next to Tiger Island, caño Manamo, Delta Amacuro St, in Venezuela. We can organize small group fishing safaris at the Manamo river, Delta Atlantic coast and the Paria Gulf, in Venezuela.(Torroto Grunt, Lane Snappers, Croakers) We are a small educational foundation. At, C. Oropeza
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Posted on: 7/8/2006

Please e mail me information. with Paria regards, mJ
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goby lipid content
Posted on: 2/8/2006 10:01:00

Does anyone have information on the typical lipid content of the naked goby (Gobiosoma bosc) or similar species? I am particularly interested in those of the Chesapeake Bay, but would like any available info.
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Jianghanichthys hubeiensis (Chinese Eocene freshwa
Posted on: 2/8/2006 00:31:00

I am trying to find out the class, order and family, etc., of Jianghanichthys hubeiensis, a Chinese freshwater fish from the Eocene. I have been unable to find anything useful on the internet and the FishBase produced no results. If someone could help me out with this, that would be great. Thanks!
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spadefish, batfish?
Posted on: 1/8/2006 21:58:00

Help? I'm in Malysia, working on the Perhentian Islands, South China Sea. I try to identify a fish I have seen here. The shape is pretty much like a batfish or spadefish. The closest I could find shapewise is chaetodipterus faber. It was dark grey with lots of black spots on him, no stripes or yellow colouring like batfish usually have. He also didn't look like a juvenile to me, he had almost the size of a grown up batfish. I checked all our fishbooks here in the divecenter, lots of pictures on the web and I can't find anything close to it. I also tried all kinds of angelfish, nothing... Anybody any ideas?
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2/8/2006 04:06:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Dying Fish!!!
Posted on: 1/8/2006 21:07:00

I have had a 10 gallon fish tank with a 10 gallon filter for about 6 months. I also have 2 turtles, and I am trying to use the 10 gallon fish tank for breeding feeder guppies. It is not working... I stock up the tank with about 15 guppies, and then about half get caught in the filter, and about half of what's left eventually die. I am left with only a few guppies. Then, the water gets really cloudy! If I clean my filter pad, the water clears up again, but I would have to do this every three days in order to keep the water clean! I read that guppies are supposed to be easy to breed! I used to have a pleco in there, but it just died today(maybe because there was no food for it)! I feed the guppies a tiny pinch of food once a day. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? It is really frustrating!
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2/8/2006 14:53:00
By : chisai_kame
Posted on: 31/7/2006 06:49:00

in regards to the resilience data in the fish base;is it resilience to phisical factors or to fishing intensity
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royal plec
Posted on: 28/7/2006 22:27:00

I need to ask: Where in the world can I buy a royal plecostomus? And will my african cichlids eat it?
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31/7/2006 02:54:00
By : Pete Liptrot
gudgeon as pond fish
Posted on: 28/7/2006 13:33:00

i recently purchaced 2 gudgeon from my local fish and garden centre, i only had a 4 mile drive to my home, they had been bought along with, 3 white comets, 1 mirror carp, and 2 shubumkins,,when i arrived home, 1 of the gudgeon was nearly dead, and the other didn't look well but thought it might of been the journey that did it and put them both in the pond anyway, with in 10 mins the 1st 1 did die, and the 2nd one died the following day,, all the fish that was bought had a 7 day guarantee, so i took the gudgeon back with a water sample, they told me that the nitrite levels were high!!!! when i told them that the 1st one was nearly dead when i got it home they still tried to say it was my pond that was the problem and didn't honour their guarantee,,, i lost both fish and money at this centre,, in my opinion i wouldn't recommend gudgeon as a pond fish,, are they really sutable for garden ponds?
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31/7/2006 09:33:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Flatfish in fresh water??
Posted on: 27/7/2006 22:31:00

Is there any such fish that is similar to a sole or flounder of halibut that would be found in the fresh waters of Minnesota? Particularly in Minnesota, my friend said he caught one there?
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28/7/2006 06:49:00
By : Eugene
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Posted on: 27/7/2006

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I want to know what kind of fish this is
Posted on: 27/7/2006 11:33:00

A while back, I went surfing off the coast of southern California. It was a really kelpy area and a fish got on my board. It very small like the size of a tetra. It was overall clear (yes, see through) with a stripe of bright green going down the length of its body. it also had a silver ball inside (maybe its intestines) I was just wondering if anyone knew what kind of fish this was. Because I put the description in search engines and can't find a picture. And I have never seen this kind of fish before.
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31/7/2006 00:47:00
By : Thorke
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Posted on: 25/7/2006

Thank you for your informative website; fortunately my lung fish does not seem as aggressive as my T. palensis[sp?] AKA humpback and/or Dragon Puffer, so I have not isolated it as of yet... Is dried krill taken? I guess zoos don't really have live krill on hand... or should it be frozen...My lungfish seems to like live bloodworms. Randy 2006`07`25`2108 PST
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unknown fish of the deep
Posted on: 23/7/2006 08:24:00

anyone know info about fish in the abyssal plains?
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unknown fish species
Posted on: 23/7/2006 06:52:00

My 6 year old daughter caught this fish in Salmon River (an outlet on the southern side of Ontario Lake) in upstate NY. We have no idea what it is, nor did any of the salmon fishermen up there. help? thanks!
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1/8/2006 09:32:00
By : Connie
Meiacanthus in an anemone?
Posted on: 23/7/2006 03:40:00

I took a picture of an anemone (Heteractis magnifica?) and a clownfish (Amphiprion perideraion) close to komodo. Back home I noticed another fish with a yellow eye-ring looking like Meiacanthus tongaensis but darker green (adjusted to the tentacles). So the questions are: Do any blennies live in anemones? What is the name of the green fish in my photograph?
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Posted on: 21/7/2006

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Danio rerio wild populations
Posted on: 20/7/2006 12:38:00

I want to do a study using wild population DNA but I don't know where to get it. Does anyone have wild population DNA or if not where in the world do I get wild zebrafish from. I am also interested in wild population DNA of Danio albolineatus.
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21/7/2006 02:07:00
By : Pete Liptrot
spitting fish?
Posted on: 20/7/2006 02:01:00

Hi There I'm searching for the name of a fish. It has the ability to spit water after an insect or fly from above the water surface. Thanks manni
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20/7/2006 02:29:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 19/7/2006

I am interested in information on the Spiny Dogfish fishery, i.e., harvest, post harvest production, markets/user groups, etc. I cannot seem to find very much information on this fishery. Any one out there? Thanks ([email protected])
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Posted on: 19/7/2006

I like very much the FishBase. If I need something for my work I always come to FishBase help me about ( micromesistius poutassou and Merlucius merlucius )because I found always what I need. I thank for your good work and I expected to see good, and beautiful things in FishBase CONGRATULATIONS Adelaide Resende
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Posted on: 19/7/2006

Pyjama shark caught at East London , South Africa ,13 July 2006
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Cartoon Fish
Posted on: 17/7/2006 17:28:00

Hello, I want to share a new website called Cartoon Fish There are cartoon, clipart and pictures!
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can anyone identify?
Posted on: 16/7/2006 23:02:00

does anyone know what type of fish this is (was)? a kayaker found the carcass and posted a pic - "We checked out this prehistoric looking fish carcass near the beautiful pocket beach just South of the Bay Bridge. Probably just a 7 gill shark but scary to think that sometimes I'm swimming with these monsters."
772 5 1 Anytime.
24/7/2006 07:24:00
By : Eugene
Fish photographs
Posted on: 16/7/2006 10:17:00

We have been keeping and breeding fish for a long time. There are some good phtographs of some of our fish on our website in the nature section. We invite you to take a look and tell us what you think
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Posted on: 13/7/2006

Sou Dono de loja de Aquarios e animais exoticos, agua doce e salgado, corais e peixes, plantas e invertebrados , faço minhas pesquisas!!!!!
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31/7/2006 10:48:00
By : Senior Fish
Induced reproduction of Danio rerio
Posted on: 12/7/2006 18:14:00

Hi, I´m from Brazil and I´m trying to reproduce zebrafish (Danio Rerio) in an aquarium. But I need to collect eggs. Somebody can help me?
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16/7/2006 10:11:00
By : Ernie
Juvenile fish question
Posted on: 12/7/2006 14:05:00

I live in Hawaii and just saw a beautiful juvenile form of jack fish (I think). It was about 3 inches ling, but had long irredescent dorsal tendrels trailing about 2 feet. Anyone know what kind of fish this was?
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Breeding&Spawning Chitala Ornata (Clown Knifefish)
Posted on: 12/7/2006 05:48:00

Hi,my name is Christian from Indonesia I want to know about Chitala Ornata (Clown Knifefish), such as : How old that fish can start to reproduce? How many eggs that one fish can spawn? How many times in a year that one fish can spawn? Can that fish breed at PH 7.5 - 8, GH 5 - 6 and average water temperature in my pond is 23 Celcius? I really hope that You can give me the right answer as soon as possible. I'm waiting Thank You very much
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Posted on: 11/7/2006

Thank you for access to your very interesting Website. I bred satanoperca pappaterra from Bolivia some years ago and am up-dating information on that species. Mine numbered 6 of and were a very nice golden coloration. I found them easy to breed and distributed 700 within the UK and Holland - that was 6 years ago - now all I can find are the plainer colored type. I will try once again to breed them and send you an update On a seperate note - I have recently bred a new eartheater called Geophagus sp cf argyrostictus "Aripuana" - they have bred twice and I have young from them - they are an egg layer Do you have any idea when they will be correctly identified and named ? thank you - Graham Ash
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Posted on: 10/7/2006 10:24:00

can anyone help me find some id on squid?
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23/7/2006 07:56:00
By : fishy
fishbase search
Posted on: 10/7/2006 10:20:00

the deep abayssal plains...............
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Posted on: 9/7/2006

I like to learn more about different kind of fish all over the world.
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Posted on: 7/7/2006

I am setting up an aquarium just for seahorses and need all the info I can get thankyou
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Seasonal fish catches
Posted on: 4/7/2006 21:22:00

I'm plotting Australian pelican numbers in Moreton Bay, Queensland Australia - they peak in winter & dip in summer. I suspect they may be related to fish nos. or recreational fishing effort. Do you have any idea where there may be stats. on fish numnbers to investigate this? Thanks - a great site.
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query on behaviour of phoxinus phonxinus
Posted on: 1/7/2006 14:22:00

We have had for the last two years a thriving, self-set phoxinus phoxinus population in our garden pond (wildlife pond)(c.20 in a pond of 3m x 2m up to 50cm deep(but currently at about 35 cm due to lack of rain)). The weather in the last week has been dry and for the Uk very warm (c.25C). We are currently observing heavy spawning activity with at least 3 pairs having been observed in the last 24 hours. At the same time we have in the last week at least half a dozen casualties, usually smaller male fish in breeding colours, the fish appear mostly intact, i.e not mutilated by cats etc. There are no filters, or chemicals in the pond, and the water is very clear and heavily oxigenated. No ph Test or temperature currently available, but water feels lukewarm. Other pond species include great diving beetle, palmate newt, half a dozen frogs and the usual insect life. Do minnows die after spawning or are there territorial fights? or are there other questions to look into.
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unknown fish
Posted on: 28/6/2006 13:44:00

Can someone tell what fish this is. Picture was taken on reef off Key Largo in ~ 25-35' of water. Thanks,
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1/7/2006 15:59:00
By : Fishy
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identify this fish
Posted on: 25/6/2006 20:22:00

This fish was caught in mekong river at the boudaries between Laos and China. Any suggestion will sincerely be appreciated.
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26/6/2006 17:53:00
By : fishy
identify this fish
Posted on: 25/6/2006 20:05:00

This fish was caught in mekong river at the boudaries between Laos and China. Any suggestion will sincerely be appreciated.
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Posted on: 24/6/2006

Greetings I thoroughly enjoy fishbase and I hope and trust it will continue to grow and increase in accuracy over time. If I might suggest one thing, regarding the family Cichlidae - All the photos that are labelled as Sciaenochromis ahli are actually Sciaenochromis fryeri. Sincerely yours, Mark Smith
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Posted on: 22/6/2006 00:56:00

Dear all, I have need (for a studie on foraging of the black stork) of data on the energetic value of fish of west africa. Can you help me for find this data? All the best. Damien.
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Fish names
Posted on: 17/6/2006 21:19:00

Welcome to Fish names website It is a complete guide of funny and cool fish names. Best regads!
742 1 0 very nice webs...
23/7/2006 08:29:00
By : reply
I need this fish named
Posted on: 17/6/2006 13:34:00

Hello. it is of vital importance that i acquire the name of this fish. I am allowed to use any resource at my disposal and this is my last resort. Please, if you can, ID this creatue for me.
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4/7/2006 23:04:00
By : Thorke
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Posted on: 11/6/2006

Your site is amazing!! keep it going.
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red dorsal fins
Posted on: 11/6/2006 12:08:00

I'm afraid there is something wrong with my bachir and is accentuated by a deep red coloration all along its dorsal fin, plus he is not moving much, almost seemingly unable to use his body to swim. Still alive though, but not moving. Any suggestions appreciated, thank you!
855 1 0 It sounds like...
12/6/2006 03:30:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 10/6/2006

i am interesting sturgeon and moore
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what might this be? From the Bahamas
Posted on: 9/6/2006 22:32:00

Two caught of the same size from a tidal pool in the bahamas. Dark dot on dorsal fin.
742 1 1 It could be a...
23/7/2006 07:58:00
By : reply
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Posted on: 9/6/2006

aquarium fish & corals
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Unknown Malawi Cichlid
Posted on: 9/6/2006 18:43:00

Does anyone have any idea what this fish is?
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Black Catfish
Posted on: 8/6/2006 17:01:00

Does anyone know what kind of catfish this is? Thx.
749 2 1 Pete - you're...
9/6/2006 07:32:00
By : FishGuest
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Posted on: 7/6/2006

您好, 小弟是水族館店主,本店還新開設有"網頁"和"討論區"及"論壇",給會員、顧客、網友、魚友等技術支援、經驗交流 及 查詢其他服務的網上平台。 本店的網上平台需要一些魚類的詳細資料如:學名,生態,及有關魚類的其他資訊和研究。今天很高興在其他的連結中發現"FishBase"這個"魚類百科全書"資料庫,本人希望可以在"FishBase"內套用、轉載 或 轉貼一些文章、資料 和 圖片,給魚友和會員等分享魚的寶藏,不知可否答允本人(和魚友)的要求,期待在電郵中得到答覆和結果。謝謝!
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15/6/2006 05:40:00
By : Anon
Mollusks/crustaceans database
Posted on: 7/6/2006 12:59:00

Im looking for a database (just like the site) for mollusks and crusteceans that identifies their scientific name by putting in common names and countries of origins. Can anyone help me?
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Fish in Tidepool
Posted on: 7/6/2006 06:25:00

Hi, I found a small fish in a tidepool on the east coast of Eleuthera, Bahamas. There behavior is a lot like a damsel fish, but it almost looks like some sort of colorful minnow. One of the photos I attached is a sketch of the dorsal fin. (nine dorsal spines) It's hard to see in the picture but the tail, anal fin, and the second dorsal fin are tinted red. I hope someone can identify it. Louis
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10/6/2006 17:09:00
By : omegaman66
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Posted on: 5/6/2006 02:47:00

Dear all, I have need information about the protein and lipide of fishs of west africa. Where is that I can find this informations. See you soon. Damien.
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catfish recommendation
Posted on: 1/6/2006 15:09:00

I have a 72-gal tank with an aussie arowana, 2 tinfoil barbs, and a bichir. All doing great. I want to add a good catfish that is the right size and will get along. I was told a shovelnose would be too big. Any good recommendations? Thx. Kelly
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2/6/2006 04:33:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Chimaera immobilization
Posted on: 1/6/2006 14:26:00

Does anyone know of a reference or references regarding the use of chemical immobilzation in ratfish or other chimaerans? I have tried scanning some of the physiology and anatomy literature, but have found no mention of the use of MS-222 or other agents in any materials and methods section. Thanks for any information or direction.
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Please help ID these fish. Queen Charlotte's BC Ca
Posted on: 30/5/2006 01:52:00

I have been unable to ID a couple of the fish I caught last year in the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC, Canada. The first is a large sculpin (about 8" inches long), very soft slimy body, large spikes on the head, body mottled brown color. (pictures below) The second I can't find anything like online, but they were deliciouse. :) Small, golden brown fish, quite oily. (pic below) Can anyone help?
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1/6/2006 13:31:00
By : Thorke
Please help ID these fish.
Posted on: 30/5/2006 01:52:00

I have been unable to ID a couple of the fish I caught last year in the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC, Canada. The first is a large sculpin (about 8" inches long), very soft slimy body, large spikes on the head, body mottled brown color. (pictures below) The second I can't find anything like online, but they were deliciouse. :) Small, golden brown fish, quite oily. (pic below) Can anyone help?
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Posted on: 26/5/2006

Wow, I love this site! This weekend I was able to use the ID feature to key out a fine specimen of Alepisaurus ferox, which I found washed up on a beach in Lincoln City, Oregon, USA. Thanks for all the great information.
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Welcome to my website
Posted on: 26/5/2006 05:04:00

Welcome to my website I have some photos of Finnish fish species and fish bones + articles.
741 1 0 Nice pictures!...
15/6/2006 05:49:00
By : Anon
What is the trade name and latin name?
Posted on: 25/5/2006 04:12:00

please inform what is the trade name and also the latin name of the attached photo. Please inform me. Thanks before hand, Effendy
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26/5/2006 15:43:00
By : Thorke
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Posted on: 24/5/2006

This species is being introduced into carp culture ponds in India on a trail basis.I wish to know other species of Serrssalmus. Thank you Prof.Sharma
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25/5/2006 09:59:00
By : Pete Liptrot
fishes : communication by sounds
Posted on: 23/5/2006 06:10:00

hello, is someone able to give me some tips (web links, scientific contacts ...) to find out details about means of acoustic communication used by fish ? Thx a lot
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23/5/2006 09:12:00
By : Eugene
Posted on: 22/5/2006 21:27:00

Will these fish die if kept in a good tank with plenty of oxygen? Does anywhere have any clue if some fish company sells them? I hate to take fish out of the wild... they die on the inside, sappy though it sounds.
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23/5/2006 08:46:00
By : Eugene
Phenablennius heyligeri VIETNAMESE BLENNY
Posted on: 22/5/2006 15:44:00

Okay, I made an attempt to put on pictures to no avail. I am trying again now..........
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Phenablennius heyligeri
Posted on: 22/5/2006 14:01:00

Here are some photos of the 2 we have. You will note, one is Phenablennius heyligeri, but the 2 tone????? I have not a clue. If someone knows. I would be happy to be informed. Thanks!
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Phenablennius heyligeri
Posted on: 22/5/2006 14:01:00

We acquired 2 freshwater blennies here in Las Vegas, Nevada USA back in Nov/2005 and they have gotten a little bigger than the size we purchased them at. One is a gray-ish brown with yellow stripes and the other almost looks like it is 2-tone. The larger 2 tone one chased the striped one the other day, making me believe they may both be males? Or a male being typical toward the female. I would like to send you some photos if you are interested in them. They will eat all "snails hitchhiked on live plants, so we assumed they like crustaceans and have fed them mysis, bloodworms and beef heart. In fact one likes beefheart and the other bloodworms! They do not like aggressive tank mates. In fact, when we got rid of our angel and acquired discus, they are out a lot more. They have been happy in 7.0 to 7.4 and up to 88 Degrees Far. FRESHWATER. They have really BIG mouths which you cannot really see until they open them! One took down a piece of beef heart that was about 3 or 4 mm! Like a snake! lol! We got them at a LFS here in Vegas. They didn't know what they were so we got them for .29 cents each! I have just read they need brackish to salt! Is that true? I mean, we have had ours for over 6 months in Freshwater and they are fine. Are they like the "freshwater" morays who start life in Freshwater and move to saltwater? One site said these Phenablennius heyligeri (freshwater blenny?) are short lived. Maybe that is because they are SUPPOSED to be in Freshwater. I know just because something is found in Fresh or Salt, does not mean that is the ultimate water preference. Mollies case in point. I have some in a Full 1.023 s/w tank to produce babies. They are fine. Now, I am sure the higher salinity may burn out their livers sooner like people's marine fish who insist on keeping their fish at 1.019. That is a whole other beef with me..... I disgress..... My main concern is for the blennies. IF they ARE brackish/Salt, why are they doing so well? Take care and please reply, Carrie :)
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Posted on: 22/5/2006

iUm a fishery student in iran . i lke to study about a fish that finde in iran and iraq (Barilius mesopotamicus) . but i dont have any information about that sp .plz help me .
747 1 0 Have you looke...
23/5/2006 09:16:00
By : Eugene
id of fish
Posted on: 20/5/2006 21:33:00

would appreciate your identifying the following fish for me
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5/6/2006 19:44:00
By : Mr. Pohl
do you know the name of these fish?
Posted on: 20/5/2006 11:07:00 Thank you.
747 1 0 Thats a drawin...
23/5/2006 03:35:00
By : R. E. Pohl
aquarium fish
Posted on: 19/5/2006 20:54:00

is there anyway to get a hold of one of these. we have northern pike and tiger muskies in my area but it is illegal to transport or have native fish in an aquarium. by the way i live in the U.S. in idaho. Can you help
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23/5/2006 09:40:00
By : Eugene
Help identify this please
Posted on: 18/5/2006 11:55:00

I have seen a strange bony like structure inside many fish skulls, near their is white and looks like a grain of rice... can someone explain what it is to me?? I have seen it more than once, in edible fishes
734 2 0 Thanks m8, i s...
19/5/2006 02:59:00
Help identify this please
Posted on: 18/5/2006 11:55:00

I have seen a strange bony like structure inside many fish brains, near their is white and looks like a grain of rice... can someone explain what it is to me?? I have seen it more than once, in edible fishes
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Posted on: 16/5/2006

This weekend, May 14, 2006, one of my Ottocinclus affinis died suddenly and I am not sure why. First thought was possibly ammonia poisoning, because of redness behind the right eye at the top of the head. But, the ppm for ammonia were less than .25. Then I recalled on Friday I was feeding my Otto and made accidental contact with the Otto using my feeding tweezers. Otto moved, I moved and we made contact. Thought nothing of it untill I did an autopsy of the red area. Inside the and around the gills these areas had no redness, looked normal. With the help of magnification there looked like possibly a scratch or very fine line. My mission now is to learn all I can about my Otto,s anatomy and physiology. Sudden death sucks.
763 1 0 Take a look at...
17/5/2006 02:54:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 16/5/2006

Wow!! ... is all I can say about this most comprehensive and informative site ... well ... that, and THANK YOU for providing us with this really awesome resource. What are the chances that you will allow me to host a mirror site in South Africa? I have a stake in a web development company and have the required servers (Linux - running PHP and MySQL) to host a mirror here. This may seem like a silly request to some these days - but, while we do have broadband access here in South Africa, the cost thereof is still a bit prohibitive for most - and it would thus be great to have a local site with this valuable information. Hope to hear from you soon ... and again - thank you for this lovely resource!! Kind regards Rupert
799 1 0 Good design!...
16/5/2006 22:00:00
By : Judy
Brown ball with wings
Posted on: 15/5/2006 09:50:00

Hi, I was snorkeling off of West side of Eleuthera (Bahamas)in about 6 feet of water and found two very small brown balls with two flaps (fins?) on each side. (Fins were set up kinda like a sunfish.) It used it's flaps to move around but was not good at getting anywhere in a hurry nor did it seem like it had anywhere to go. The ball was about half the size of a pea. I picked one up and could find no signs of any eyes or a mouth. Does anyone have any idea of what this strange animal could be? Thanks, Louis
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Posted on: 15/5/2006

This website vary usefull to looking for reference, thanks
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Name of this weird fish?
Posted on: 14/5/2006 10:40:00

Anybody know the name of this fish?
739 1 0 It's a species...
15/5/2006 08:14:00
By : Thorke
Natural Mortality estimation
Posted on: 10/5/2006 01:55:00

Hi there. Could anyone tell me how to retrieve the tmax/M data used by Hoenig (1983) to derive the formula for estimating natural mortality from tmax? All I require is a list of natural mortality estimates and maximum age estimates for a range of large pelagic fish species. Thanks, Tom
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Illegal Fishing
Posted on: 9/5/2006 01:50:00

I am working on a paper about Illegal Fishing... specifically focusing on the West Africa region. Does anyone know where I can find good information. I want to go as detailed as possible even to include the shipnames of know IUU fishing craft. Any help is appreciated
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please name the fish
Posted on: 8/5/2006 18:33:00

This fish was caught in lancangjiang river(mekong river)yunnan province, xishuangbanna.dosal fin 11,anal fin 5,lateral line scale 43. i can't identify it. any information you can give me on this will be really appreciated. thanks.
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Posted on: 7/5/2006

Interesting and worthwhile site.
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The name of this " Botia - like " Fish
Posted on: 6/5/2006 22:11:00

I would like to know the name this fresh water " Botia-like " fish but these fish measures about 10 inches from head to tail and has a high fin and a black and white big stripes. The mouth is on the bottom and serves like a sucker. The fish feeds on live blood worms and I heard these fishes are common in Yang Tze River of China. If anyone can help me to identify the fish , I can attach the photos in the email. Thank you
731 1 0 Myxocyprinus a...
8/5/2006 04:12:00
By : Pete Liptrot
The name of this Fish
Posted on: 6/5/2006 22:03:00

I would like to know the name of this " Botia-like " fish ? It measures about 10 inches from head to tail and has a high fin and a black and white stripes. This fish feeds on live blood worms and is common in Yang Tze River of China. Thank you
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Name of this fish
Posted on: 6/5/2006 21:54:00

I would like to know the popular name of this "Botia-like" fish ? They feeds on live and dried blood worms. The fish measures about 10 inches from head to tail and has a high fin , has a black and white stripes color. From what I hear , these Fish is common in the Yang Tze River of China. Anyone can help me to identify the fish .... Thank you very much
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exotic fishes in turkey
Posted on: 5/5/2006 07:20:00

anyone know how many exotic fishes in Turkeys inlad water? or anyone could you give me the linke about exotic fishes in Turkey inland waters? best regards emrah
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8/5/2006 06:07:00
By : emrah
UK Rivers Barbel are native too?
Posted on: 3/5/2006 04:12:00

I'm trying to find out which UK Rivers the Barbel are native too......any help would be greatly appreciated. Danny....
743 1 0 Do you mean wh...
3/5/2006 05:25:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 2/5/2006

I would like to see more photographs of every species and also like to contribute for the same.Your data is very helpful to compare the species found locally here.I am interested in food and feeding habits and want to know more about that. Thanks
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Browsing Images
Posted on: 29/4/2006 01:34:00

Hi, I've just taken a tonne of photos on the Great Barrier Reef and would like to identify the fish in them. Trouble is, I can only see ways to browse the fishbase by names and areas and so on. What I'd like to do is search for all the fish in an area (GBR - obviously) and see thumbnail images of all the fish that come up, rather than having to click into every one to see an image. Is this possible with fishbase? or any other database? Thanks, Aengus.
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29/4/2006 06:08:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 28/4/2006

I am the Assistant Aquatic Resources Coordinator and someone forwarded me your website and now I have to learn how to steer around it and it looks quite informative. Lots of hard work was put into it and on going I imagine.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 28/4/2006

Hi, I've noticed an error. The same picture has been inserted for both Isurus oxyrinchus and Lamna nasus. I think that the picture refers to an Isurus oxyrinchus but I would like a confirmation. I thought you may find sach an information useful. Thanks and congratulation for the magnificent work you're doing. Fabio
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Posted on: 28/4/2006

very good site for students
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please name it
Posted on: 27/4/2006 21:56:00

this fish was caught in lancangjiang river(mekong river)yunnan province, xishuangbanna.dosal fin 11,anal fin 5,lateral line 43.
761 1 1 There appears...
1/5/2006 02:48:00
By : Pete Liptrot
please name it
Posted on: 27/4/2006 21:42:00

this fish was caught in lancangjiang river(mekong river)yunnan province, xishuangbanna.dosal fin 11,anal fin 5,lateral line 43.
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Can you name this fish?
Posted on: 27/4/2006 19:36:00

This photo was taken at Akumal Beach, Mayan Riviera, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Sorry for the poor quality of photo but I did not take it. Taken by a friend while snorkeling. The length was only about 40 mm.
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i have a sitution
Posted on: 26/4/2006 10:13:00

me and my class mate are doing a project on biomes and we are doing the coral reef. i was wondering if u could help me find some sites that could help with ths promblem.
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exotic fishes inland turkey
Posted on: 26/4/2006 06:24:00

have you got good website about exotic fishes in turkey or europe inland..??
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sea ranching
Posted on: 25/4/2006 23:35:00

Hello there, I would like to know about the feasibility of sea ranching in developing countries like India. Thanx in advance
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Native fish
Posted on: 25/4/2006 21:12:00

I have recently aquired these native caught fish. I would like to know what kind of fish they are. I'm in Atlanta, GA, if that is helpful. And this is a picture when they were still very young: Thank you.
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1/5/2006 08:10:00
By : Eugene
Mystery Fish
Posted on: 25/4/2006 15:56:00

Can anyone tell me what kind of fish this is? I saw it while I was snorkeling in Akumal, Mexio.
741 1 0 It's a flying...
25/4/2006 21:40:00
By : R. E. Pohl
What fish is this?
Posted on: 21/4/2006 17:56:00

again here is another fish that I need to know the name of so what fish is this?
746 2 0 I'm not sure a...
24/4/2006 12:16:00
By : Durbkat
Are eels classed as fish?
Posted on: 20/4/2006 18:27:00

I was just wondering if someone could tell me if eels are classed as fish.
739 1 0 Indeed they ar...
21/4/2006 07:16:00
By : Thorke
Catfish farming
Posted on: 19/4/2006 10:34:00

Hi,I am seeking any information on fish farming, using constructed ponds, how to maximise the number of fish to be grown within a given space and how to increase their development rate. any information you can give me on this will be really appreciated. thanks.
763 1 0 The field is j...
21/4/2006 08:53:00
By : Eugene
Strange Fish Found on Florida Panhandle Beach
Posted on: 17/4/2006 07:56:00

We are on the pandhandle of florida and found a strange fish on the beach....we thought it was dead but shortly after we put it in water it revived. It is mostly a tan/orange color with light orange spot. It's fins are very strange...stubby, and almost look like legs....
741 1 1 Looks like a y...
18/4/2006 05:15:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Cyprinodon variegatus
Posted on: 13/4/2006 05:51:00

The common name "sheepshead minnow" is such a terrible name for three reason: It is not of any relation to any of the other fish that go by the name sheepshead. It is not a minnow. The common name suggest that a "minnow" is a juvenile. At the Delaware Division of Natural Resources & Environmental Conservation, we have begun using the common name "Marsh Pupfish" with visitors and students. All of the other members of the family are called pupfish and it seems like a logical name choice. How can we get a new common name listed with your group and others like AFS?
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14/4/2006 15:40:00
By : Thorke
from GuestBook
Posted on: 13/4/2006

Please send me the papers related to a fish called Gerres filamentosus (biological aspects like food &feeding ,breeding ,biochemicals like pretein ,glucose/glycogen.lipid,morphometrics,ecology,migration etc0
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Posted on: 12/4/2006 06:57:00

Hi guys.. ..where can I find informations about fishes' imprinting??? thanks a lot!!!!!!!
710 1 0 Can you be mor...
13/4/2006 09:19:00
By : Eugene
What fish is this?
Posted on: 10/4/2006 12:48:00

I'm playing a game on another site and I need to know what fish this is and oreochromis niloticus is not what this fish is, so what is this fish?
738 4 0 Ok Thanks alot...
16/4/2006 08:29:00
By : Durbkat
What fish is this?
Posted on: 8/4/2006 14:54:00

I'm playing a game on another site and I need to know what fish this is, so what is it?
720 3 0 well it turns...
10/4/2006 12:40:00
By : Durbkat
huso huso
Posted on: 6/4/2006 13:21:00

is huso huso still breeding in Italy or Greece?
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River Nile
Posted on: 6/4/2006 02:00:00

Earlier this week I spied a group of fish in the Nile that I would like to identify. I was on a boat that was moving upstream near the Botanical Gardens at Aswan, probably half a mile downstream of the old dam. These fish looked to weigh around 5 to 10 kilos, were 60 to 90cm long and looked very much like an English chub from above. A local suggested they were 'Moubaka' or something like that. Can anyone identify this species for me and/or point me in the direction of information on its habits. Thank you. Bob Roberts
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6/4/2006 04:43:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 5/4/2006

Everybody has realised that fish stock populations (in lakes, rivers and oceans) have drastically decreased. Most of them, in each country, had reached their threarened limit of exploitation as matter of fact, in few years, we will be assisting to disappearing of some rare species. Our International research Center is suggesting that in each country all hydrobiological scientists, aquaculturists, fish biologists and other aquatical toxico-ecologists meet to prepare a "RED BOOK" in which this situation should be described.Then it will be request to structure and to fund an INTERNATIONAL BREEDING CENTER ON THREATENED,VANISHING AND DISAPPEARING FISH SPECIES (in each identified ichtyological region) to repopulate rivers, lakes and oceans emptied. We believe that most difficults encountered by fish stock population to survive (in these ecosystems)are more ecological than fishing. If soo, please continue to put pressure on all users including industries, agro-industrial operators, fishers and fishing industry. WORLD STOCK FISH ARE IN THE STATE OF EMERGENCY INDEED!Please help!
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osteology report
Posted on: 4/4/2006 13:00:00

i am doing an osteology report and i need to know where the bones are and what they are called for these four fish: Dorosoma petenense, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis, Carassius auratus, and Lythrurus umbratilis. Some of them don't have bones they have cartilage skeletons, anything would help! thanks.
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13/4/2006 09:21:00
By : Eugene
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do you know what this is
Posted on: 4/4/2006 12:32:00

I caught and released this weird looking saltawater fish on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, anybody know what it is?
750 1 0 I think that's...
4/4/2006 14:31:00
By : Thorke
Posted on: 2/4/2006 09:27:00 can anyone tell me what kind of fish this is ?
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3/4/2006 04:03:00
By : Pete Liptrot
please help identify this fish
Posted on: 1/4/2006 08:23:00

can anyone help me identify these fish? the picture was taken with a cheap disposable underwater camera, so it's not that great, but hopefully someone will recognize the fish. it was taken while snorkeling last month in maldives. these fish, which we dubbed the "friendly fish", were always quite close to the shore, and would always come to investigate as soon as we began to wade out into the water. i looked all through fishbase (as much as i had the patience for, a couple hours) and tried going through the identification charts, but no luck so far ... thanks!
755 1 1 They look like...
2/4/2006 03:20:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Ray ? Info Please
Posted on: 1/4/2006 05:06:00

Yesterday I was @ Boynton Beach, FL...and noticed a ray/fish which I have never seen before. It was all black, shaped similar to a Ray, but with no stinger....and more rounded fins. He swam right up to the shore where I could see him perfectly. His general body shape was flat and rounded like a ray, but he had a large fish shaped body in the center of the wings, and big bulging eyes...body and eyes were similar to a bubble eyed goldfish. The whole species was black. Size was about the size of a coffee cup saucer. Any help in identifying this species would be most appreciate. Thank You Raven ~v~
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1/4/2006 05:24:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 31/3/2006

wels catfish silurus glansi i would be intrested to see when sound recordings were taken dates etc. where in relation and times in relation to spawning. for example were the recordings for the sounds taken one month before spawning. or after the full period of time to spawn had passed. i have a great intrest to see all replys.also the distances they recordings were taken from IE: 50mts or closer. your help and co-operation on this matter is greatly appreciated to one and all.
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Posted on: 29/3/2006 14:48:00

I am looking for any information that can help me identify the skeleton of a gar, chub, silverside, and pirate perch. Thank you
763 1 0 Please give mo...
30/3/2006 02:42:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 29/3/2006

I would like you to send me information about arquatic or marine organisms
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Grouper Breeding
Posted on: 29/3/2006 01:41:00

Hopefully thru FISHBASE information will help me to have at least the basic guide in breeding, hatchery and larval rearing of grouper like the E. akaara, E. bleekeri, E. coioides, E. fuscogutattus and P. loepardus. Thank you so much.
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Field Research
Posted on: 29/3/2006 01:41:00

FISHBASE helps me lot in finding fish species name which are not readily available thru books and with limited access to books.
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Posted on: 28/3/2006

Fishbase is a valuable tool to help researchers and scientists in knowing fishes better. And this can be made possible by the collective efforts and support from various entities. I am also willing to participate even by submitting photos available at hand. Cheers!
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 28/3/2006

Fishbase is a GREAT site, it helps me in many times whit my study and my work. I usually visit the site also in my free time and I hope to help you for make that better and better! My imperfect english doesn't allow me to explain completely how I find intersting fishbase!
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 27/3/2006

i hope to learn more on scyphozoan
736 1 0 Scyphozoans ar...
28/3/2006 04:03:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 27/3/2006

Hi There We run a non-profit information website in South Africa called and would like permission to add your link to our site for our fisherman and if need be use info found on your site. I understand that we must refer to your site if we use info from it and agree to abide by it. Kind Regards Trevor
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23/4/2006 12:47:00
By : Ronaldinho
help me figure this one out
Posted on: 26/3/2006 16:19:00

Does anyone know what kind of fish this is? Please reply if you have any idea. thank you.
756 1 1 It's a Lucioso...
27/3/2006 01:35:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Gudusia chapra
Posted on: 25/3/2006 06:06:00

I like request the forum members to provide me with the references to the works on age, growth and reproduction of Indian river shad, Gudusia chapra. Thanks.
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Does crossocheilus latius live in brackish aquariu
Posted on: 24/3/2006 05:59:00

I would like to introduce C. latius to brackish aquariums. That would be valuable as it would be the only non-snail algae eater to live in such environment. Does anybody know if that's ok?
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27/3/2006 01:46:00
By : Pete Liptrot
from GuestBook
Posted on: 23/3/2006

Ce forum de poissons devrait aussi contenir la suite des travaux des "fish database collaborators".Keep in contact with them. Aussi,certaines informations sur les Colloques, Congrès internationaux et Séminaires sur tout ce qui se rapporte sur l'hydrobiologie, aquaculture, consommation des poissons devraient figurer dans vos messages on line. Enfin,nous vous proposons d'avoir dans chaque pays,des personnes ou des Centres ressources auprès desquels les personnes travaillant en ces domaines peuvent tenir informé votre Centre des récents travaux et/ou publications. Salutations cordiales.
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Alternative fish feed ingredients
Posted on: 23/3/2006 08:40:00

I would like direction to some good papers about alternate protein and lipid sources for salmonid feed for aquaculture. I am also looking for information on the controversy with using other animal by-products for protein souces in fish feed
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23/3/2006 08:54:00
By : Justin
Information Food and diet of Concholepas
Posted on: 20/3/2006 14:12:00

Please: I need information about diet and food of "Chanque" Concholepas concholepas from Peru and Chile. Best regards
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21/3/2006 04:49:00
By : Pete Liptrot
alimentacion en concholepas
Posted on: 20/3/2006 14:10:00

Necesitto si algun colega tiene informacion sobre alimentacion en gasteropodos, con enfasis en concholepas concholepas. Actualmente laboro en el IMARPE del Peru Muchas gracias
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Posted on: 18/3/2006 21:18:00

2 cardinalfish photos attached taken off the west coast of thailand. I would identify them as indicated by the names of the photos. Does anyone agree or disagree. Both appear to be extensions to the ranges given on FishBase. Views?
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new eel species
Posted on: 15/3/2006 21:51:00

I took a photo of an eel while in Dominica in early March. None of the locals ever saw him before. I cannot find any ID in my limited reference books. He is similar to a leopard moray, but has horns like a dragon eel (Muraena pardalis). Either he is an unknown species, or is living far away from his natural home. Who should I contact about my "discovery"?
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Posted on: 15/3/2006 05:19:00

i want to know yhe sientific name of seahorse?
748 2 0 In peruvian wa...
20/3/2006 14:15:00
By : Ruslan Pastor
Oceans in Trouble: Vote in Congress
Posted on: 14/3/2006 12:09:00

Scientific experts agree: the oceans are in deep trouble. Unfortunately, oceans policy is currently in the hands of the fishing industry - a clear conflict of interest. In fact, 60 percent of the appointed fisheries council members have a direct financial interest in the fisheries they manage. The good news is that we know what has to be done. We must start thinking about the ecosystem as a whole, instead of pretending that the amount of fish we catch has no connection to the rest of the food web. Four members of Congress have introduced legislation that calls for science, not short-term profits, to be the driving force behind improving the management of our fisheries and marine ecosystems. Take Action! Get YOUR Representative onboard: I know this seems like an obvious management approach, but believe me, this type of legislation is long overdue. If passed, it will be a major step toward achieving our vision of healthy oceans and sustainable fisheries.
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Brauche Info ueber Garra Rufa Zucht
Posted on: 14/3/2006 08:32:00

Brauche Information, wie kann man Garra Rufa zu Hause zuechten. Ich werde sehr dankbar fuer solche Information sein. Ich wohne in Litauen und hier ist keine Information ueber Garra Rufa. MfG Artur
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re: another fish ID question
Posted on: 13/3/2006 01:49:00

I tried to add the newly renamed photos to my last reply, but it seems that maybe only new posts can have photos attached, so here's a second try; again, this was taken off the coast of Big Island of Hawaii.
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13/3/2006 09:00:00
By : Alan Starr
fish identification
Posted on: 13/3/2006 00:59:00

Trying to identify this fish so I can label my photos. Someone told me it might be a croaker, so I looked at all those photos, and none seemed to match up just right (although some were close).
734 1 1 It would help...
19/3/2006 03:30:00
By : Pete Liptrot
another fish ID question
Posted on: 12/3/2006 22:51:00

Trying to identify this fish so I can label my photos. Someone told me it might be a pufferfish, so I looked at all those photos, and none seemed to match up just right (although some were close). This was taken on the shores of Big Island of Hawaii.
751 4 4 Sorry, I'll la...
13/3/2006 01:46:00
By : Alan Starr
from GuestBook
Posted on: 11/3/2006

i love your guest book and i will also use this medium to thak you and also inform you that the maga done land here
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Sediment and fish habitat sedimentación
Posted on: 10/3/2006 08:21:00

I want to know if there avalible information about sediments removal from dams and fish mortality or "natural overflow rivers". Laboratory experimentation with fish sediments resistance
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Alternate To Chillian Sea Bass
Posted on: 10/3/2006 06:11:00

Is there an alternate for Chillian Sea Bass? Please recommend
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13/3/2006 08:01:00
By : Rainer
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Posted on: 10/3/2006

Dear FishBase team, I would like to thank you all for that wounderfull work on this magnificent site, it was of a great help for me, i have only one comment on the names of fish in lebanon as alot of them were wrongly named, keep up the good work and i would positively reply on any help required from me, also i would like to ask if you can soon add links to this site for all related activities concerning preservation, aquaculture and more. Thank You All Khalil Noueiry
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Sea Bream Larvae
Posted on: 7/3/2006 05:45:00

Hi, 1st of all I would like to tell u that this website is great! A month ago I was carrying out a trial where we were growing sea bream larvae; we use a recirculation system and the water is supplied from the open sea. I t happened that on day 46 (larval age) the larvae started darting around the surface of the tanks and started gasping for oxygen. we checked all parameters (O2, NH3, pH...) but everything was Ok. Then we thought it had something to do with the water so we tried to empty the system & replace it with a new supply. in the meantime i carried some nitrates & phosphate analysis of the water & I found out a high level of cut the story short all the larvae died in 4 weeks time. Could it be the high phosphorous level or it could be something else?
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7/3/2006 12:48:00
By : Anne
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Posted on: 4/3/2006

Hello I am farzaneh I need ever information about fish (nemipterus japonicus) and posision of this fish in fish systemaTIC. VERY TANKS OF YOUR HELP.
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Posted on: 4/3/2006 11:39:00

knows anynody about this fisch. or with an nearly name of this? it looks white abg can climed on the rocks. looks like an dragon
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16/11/2007 07:07:00
By : genamorne
Posted on: 4/3/2006 11:36:00

Kennt jemand eine fischart mit einen Ähnlichen Name? Sehen weiß aus, können auf den stein griechen und sehen sehr reptielmäßig aus?
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Here it is
Posted on: 4/3/2006 10:39:00

So sorry for the multiple postings, but I can't seem to get the picture of the fish to come up. Please help me ID the fish in the photo "JennyR.jpg"
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8/3/2006 06:30:00
By : Thorke
Identify this fish
Posted on: 4/3/2006 10:30:00

It looks like a striped bass, but with a very different jaw. Any ideas?
734 1 1 I don't know w...
4/3/2006 10:34:00
By : Jenny
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Posted on: 4/3/2006

Like this page. Very instructive
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Shrimp Feeding Trays
Posted on: 1/3/2006 13:48:00

I am searching for a supplier of Shrimp Feeding Trays to be used by a shrimp farmer in Central America. They are used extensively in Peru, Brazil, Venezula, etc. Does anyone know of commercial suppliers of these trays? Thank you very much for any leads. Searcher
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Posted on: 27/2/2006 17:40:00

Does anyone know what format fishbase puts their ref's in ?
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Posted on: 23/2/2006 19:50:00

I have seen this Seahorse at Northern Mozambique. Can you help to identify it please. It looks like hippocampus kuda to me as it does not have the "spiny" back as H hystix
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Posted on: 23/2/2006

great website!!! keep on updating the new species.
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Posted on: 22/2/2006 08:58:00

I need assistance on methodology, articles, etc on diet analysis & reprodctv biol. & dynamics of above spp,
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Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)
Posted on: 21/2/2006 05:34:00

does anyone know how to determine the sex of this species (or other related species)? Moyer (1984) distinguishes between males and fmeales in his ethological study but does not say how. He describes 'temporary' colors of other ostraciids that are sex-specific. I will be conducting an ethological study of L. triqueter and ANY information that someone might have would be an asset. Thanks!
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International Carps Market
Posted on: 21/2/2006 04:32:00

Dear Listers I am interested on develop a study over international carp market (common, silver, big head and grass carp). I will appreciate if some one could help me in this starting moment with references, name of dealers /traders working with these fishes, import/export numbers, etc. Thank you very much Sergio Tamassia
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Posted on: 21/2/2006 01:02:00

Hi, does the monsoon winds have an effect on fish sizes?how? specifically east african coast. paul
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guide to identification of south american rivulids
Posted on: 20/2/2006 17:12:00

Does anyone know of an guide to identification of south american rivulids (Rivulidae)? Thank you
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Octopus Vulgaris
Posted on: 18/2/2006 14:49:00

Does any one know if there are any differences between "OCTOPUS VULGARIS" that is being exported from indonesia and "OCTOPUS VULGARIS" that is being exported from China? Thanks
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Otolith Atlas
Posted on: 17/2/2006 01:30:00

Does anyone know of an Atlas of Otoliths available on the internet? I co-authored a printed version with Smale et al in 1995. We are in process with a more comprehensive second version and want to find out how successful a digital version would be, either on CD and/or on the internet.
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15/11/2012 20:25:34
By : tectGync
from GuestBook
Posted on: 16/2/2006

I don't know how to use this site. I was trying to find out about a Shamefaced crab marine crustaceans. Eating habits and if it is going to get along with things in my tank. I have the species name (I thought) calappa graulata. box crab?
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20/2/2006 22:03:00
By : Grace
3 brearded v shore rockling
Posted on: 14/2/2006 12:29:00

Having just taken over the Fish recorder post of my sea angling club , I was interested to find out that the 3 bearded and shore rockling both have 3 barbules . Any info on how an angler could make an identification on the shoreline would be welcome
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15/2/2006 04:42:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 12/2/2006

please inform me about the list of fishes in the world.iam working in fisheries college and research institute at tamilnadu in india.
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european fish atlas?
Posted on: 12/2/2006 10:08:00

hi, it's for long since I can't find a good new european atlas of fihes. Most of the work is being published in scientif papers not always easy to find for non ictiologist, like me. Old atlas, for ex. Bruno and Maugeri from 1992, although are very nice lack new information (all about molecular revolution), use to forguet about lot of species, even those known in that time, and use to repeat old wrongs for some european regions, for example the Iberian Peninsula. Although now is time to new molecular work,... and lot of things must be done, anybody knows if there is a new attempt of performing a new europan atlas, or if there is any new modern one in the market?
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 12/2/2006

Hi. I'm doing some research on sae dragons, for my biology class. I can't find anything in the college or local libraries, so I've turned to the internet to assist me in my search for info on this lovely little creature. I'm enjoying the sites on sea dragons that I've come across. If you have any suggestions, would you please email them to me. Thank you. Have a nice day. Sincerely, Ila Vazquez
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Posted on: 12/2/2006 07:18:00

i would information about "artifical induce spawning of grey mullet" or other information in topic. tank you
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Latin names of bones
Posted on: 12/2/2006 06:14:00

Where can i get a fish bone map. Even a latin name list of fish bones would help
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 11/2/2006

To whom it may concern Dear sir, I am about to finish compiling a dictionary on seafood processing and marketing based on my working notes. May I use FishBase data for the purpose? Yours truely, O.Ignatenko
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pink gourami
Posted on: 10/2/2006 06:34:00

i have a pink gourami in my tank and it is getting little white spots on the back half of it's body every here and there. that wouldn't be ick would it?
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10/2/2006 06:46:00
By : Ivan Dalmar Mikolji
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Posted on: 10/2/2006

Hi, Your web site has been very useful for our company in Valencia , Venezuela. It helps us identify many fish that don’t appear anywhere else . For example the Gobiesox nudus. Its incredible that you even have a picture of it ! Please contact us if you need pictures of Rare Venezuelan fish. Our company specializes in Hard to find rare Venezuelan fish and we would be happy to contribute with any info. . Ivan Dalmar Mikolji
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Fish Identity
Posted on: 9/2/2006 15:19:00

I took photos of this fish in the British Virgin Islands. Can someone help identify what it is called. It was approx. 4 1/2 feet in length.
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12/3/2006 01:27:00
By : Veeresh M.U.
degrowth in fish
Posted on: 9/2/2006 05:31:00

I am working in srinkage with worms. I have found some scattered data on other organism but not much. Anybody knows about serious work with fihes, analising their degrowt taxa in front of different temperatures? Thanks.
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Posted on: 9/2/2006 05:28:00

Anybody can orientait me on the real number of salmo species in europe? wich is the actual state of the question? Is there any complete molecular work?
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10/2/2006 04:22:00
By : anon
Pipefish ID help?
Posted on: 8/2/2006 17:23:00

Howdy, I took some photos diving in Utila of a pipefish and can't ID it... looked through fishbase and my Humman ref text. It's photos are at: Appreciate any help, almost looks like a juv trumpetfish to me...
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9/2/2006 21:30:00
By : yes
resistant white spot infections
Posted on: 8/2/2006 14:13:00

Hi I'm investigating the recent appearance in the UK of a strain of white spot that appears to be resistant to normal treatments. Has anyone else had any experience with this? Does anyone know which parts of the UK are affected?
732 1 0 Are you studyi...
15/2/2006 02:49:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Fish name
Posted on: 8/2/2006 07:27:00

Hello, Does anyone know what´s the scientific name for this fish?? I attach pictures.
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9/2/2006 04:06:00
By : Raül Cervera
fish identification
Posted on: 7/2/2006 19:02:00

so i think this is a long spine squirrel fish but i'm not sure and there are a couple i would love some help on indentifying them email me back at [email protected]
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Posted on: 7/2/2006

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Posted on: 5/2/2006 13:00:00

my silver dollar i got about 6 months ago i found upside down this morning for unknown i was scooping him out with my net because i thought he was dead and he started swimming again, but he can't swim right and his eyesa re white, he is bloated and losing his color and i think he is going to die soon. i put in some mela-fix for him, will that help? if you have any idea about what could have happened, please tell me what it is.
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7/2/2006 14:16:00
By : Riguel
unusuall catch
Posted on: 5/2/2006 08:47:00

My daughter caught an unusuall fish off the north east coast of Massachusetts and for two years we have been asking local fisherman, the local marine fisheries, and doing web-based searches to identify it. I believe we were ground fishing with flounder hooks and sea worms in probably less than 100 ft (believed to be a variation of mud, weeds and rock- lobster are abundant here). She had no hits and began reeling in when she realized she had become snagged on the bottom. I took her line and was prepared to snap it when I realized that there was something on it. I reeled it in slowly due to the wieght and resistance although there was no struggle at all. It was just dead-wieght. At first I thought it was a round lump of mud and weeds but as I went to dig out the hook I noticed spikes (approx an inch in height and 2 cm in diameter at the bases), bulging eyes, and a short spiked tail. It was dark in color (black-grey. It was approx. 12-15 inches in diameter (without the tail, a round- wide body that was flat on the bottom (like a ball cut in half)and the tail was 4-5 inches? It's face didn't protrude from it's body. It's mouth (difficult to observe) was huge in proportion probably as wide as the body, and unable to visualize without close inspection. It didn't struggle out of the water. We didn't have a camera handy unfortunatly. We have researched the diodontidae and found nothing like it. Anyone with suggestions or knowledge of this description, please reply.
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6/2/2006 17:53:00
By : Ray
Species ????
Posted on: 5/2/2006 08:21:00

Can somebody look at this picture and give me some ideas on the species? I have heard everything from Oyster toad which I know it is not to the Snakehead which I don't believe it is either. Do not know where it was caught.
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5/2/2006 10:10:00
By : Thorke
Fish found in pond in Hong Kong - unknown identity
Posted on: 4/2/2006 22:21:00

I have tried searching extensive database, but can not find this fish, please see below links. From the questioning of locals there at the time, it may not be a local native fish, as they either didn't know it or gave the wrong "common" name for the fish, but suggested it might be Chinese. Can anyone please tell me the name of this fish? I have more photos if necessary. I would guess the length at around 30 cm, swam only on just below the surface of the water, didn't dive at all. Thanks, Richard.
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6/2/2006 03:48:00
By : Pete Liptrot
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Posted on: 1/2/2006

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cell Purification
Posted on: 1/2/2006 10:28:00

i am working in a genetics lab using zebrafish. I need to purify mono-nuclear cells. Right now there is a lot of bachground junk after de-heading, skinning, and gutting, use of collagenase and dispase and filtering through 70 then 40 micrometer filters. Also we are trying to get the muscle cells to grow on plates and have not had much luck. If you have which serum and what type of plates (glass or plastic) are you using.
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valentini puffer
Posted on: 30/1/2006 21:13:00

just starting into the hobby. what realitivly small fish can i add to my collection without fights or it becoming dinner. at the moment he's in a 20 gallon, crushed coral substrate. florida live rock. had the tank for two days. any advice would be appreciated. thank you.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 29/1/2006

I'm undertaking PhD work on water allocation in Chile. I notice that the red list status in fishbase differs in some cases from documentation in Chile. I am unsure what is required to determine the red list status. The principal Chilean source I'm using is: Campos, H., G. Dazarola, B. Dyer, L. Fuentes, J. Gavilán, L. Huaquín, G. Martínez, R. Meléndez, G. Pequeño, F. Ponce, V. Ruiz, W. Sielfeld, D. Soto, R. Vega, I. Vila (1998). “Categorías de conservación de peces nativos de aguas continentales de Chile.” Boletín Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. 47:101-122. I am unsure if this publication has been updated since 1998. Also note that due to what I understand is politics, this publication appeared in a journal rather than a Chilean red book, as more species were determined to be threatened or endangered (not to the liking of those in power). At least this what I was able to piece together through various interviews. The previous Chilean red book dates to 1993 (Glade, A. (ed.) (1993). Libro rojo de los vertebrados terrestres de Chile. Second Edition. National Forestry Corporation of Chile, Santiago, Chile.) However, in the following document completed for the Direccion General de Aguas (national water organisation), Campos et al. 1998 was cited in review of aquatic biology in the Maipo Catchment. Quantitative (2004). Antecedentes respecto a la biodiversidad acuática en la cuenda del Maipo. Prepared for the National Water Directorate (DGA). Santiago, Chile: DGA. However, I note that Arratia is cited many times in the database so that this issue may already be addressed by Fishbase and her. Cheers.
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10/2/2006 03:45:00
By : anon
Breeding Sturgeon Documentation
Posted on: 28/1/2006 14:07:00

I am interested to build a small breeding aquaculture farm for sturgeons. Does know someone from where I can get some documentation ?
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8/2/2006 09:15:00
By : Shelly
Unknwn grouper
Posted on: 28/1/2006 12:30:00

Dear Sirs, I attach two pictures of a grouper that I'm not able to identify. I would like to have your opinion. The picture was taken in Malta last December. The specimen was about 10-12cm long. Over the years I came across to few individuals, but they appear to be rare in these waters. They are always solitary and the maximum length observed was apprx. 40cm. Thanks and regards Paolo Marino
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 26/1/2006

How could be added an information about some species?
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12/12/2009 21:29:00
By : kellelatred
What is this thing
Posted on: 25/1/2006 13:31:00

If you can help I've never seen anything like it!
732 1 1 It looks like...
31/1/2006 00:45:00
By : anon
wild/hatchery salmon interactions
Posted on: 24/1/2006 22:19:00

I'm compiling a list of research about the interactions between wild and hatchery reared stocks of Pacific salmon.I would appreciate any lists, bibliographies, web-sites etc. that anyone knows of. Thank you.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 23/1/2006

thanks for fish base web site. in your information is good. can i use commercial way in protect fish. thanks Raj
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Posted on: 22/1/2006

fishbase is the best database of fishes.
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Posted on: 22/1/2006

Congratulations. Your work has been a wonderful discovery. Tank you very much.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 20/1/2006

Your information about freshwater fishes in Australia were very useful to me especially when I want to find out about bream.Thanks ;)
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benthic fish
Posted on: 18/1/2006 15:01:00

May i know what are the benthic fosh species living near the coastal areas of Malaysia.
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 16/1/2006

im doing a research paper (10 pages) for my oceanography class on thee southern stingray,an i would be ever indebted to you if you could point me in the direction to find their life cycle and trophic level. Ben Beckman [email protected]
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18/1/2006 17:58:00
By : Grace
species Code
Posted on: 16/1/2006 18:02:00

I maintain the fish directory and am about to add the Aqualog codes to the tropicals portion of the db. It was suggested that I use the Fishbase code system for the db and I think that would be the best way to go but, how can I gain access to a complete list of species & codes from Fishbase? Thank you for your help.
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Posted on: 16/1/2006 15:57:00

would like to have documentation of Species: Hoplias macrophthalmus with descriptions of habitat, Food items Food consumption Reproduction Maturity Spawning Eggs Egg dev. Larvae Growth/dynamics L-W relationship L-Lrelationship Length frequencies Recruitment Max. age & size Metabolism Aquaculture Aquaculture profile Diseases Ecotoxicology Processing Speed Swim. type
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10/2/2006 06:40:00
By : Ivan Dalmar Mikolji
Regalecus photos
Posted on: 15/1/2006 21:40:00

Kindly attach Regalecus photos with locality and date of occurrence. I will reply with my opinion of the scientific identification based on the photograph.
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Re: Isdang buwaya
Posted on: 14/1/2006 00:03:00

Thank you Pete, but the fish that I am asking for is a marine fish along the islands of Marinduque. I like to download the picture, but i am encountering problems in downloading it. I think Clarias sp. are freshwater species. The fish I am asking for is a big one more than a foot in length
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14/1/2006 12:25:00
By : Thorke
Scientific name of this fish
Posted on: 13/1/2006 23:34:00

I like to make a follow up on the scientific name of this fish (see attached) which is caught by local fishers along one of the islets in the Philippines. It is locally called 'isdang buwaya' (crocodile fish). It doen't look like a crocodile. It is pinkish red in colour.
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Posted on: 13/1/2006 06:17:00

Where can I find accepted (used by international organizations) versions of the names of species, such as those in the file named in the subject line, in other languages? Yours sincerely, Philip Dale
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fishes in trinidad and tobago
Posted on: 13/1/2006 05:13:00

i would like to find out more about a fish locally called "tarzan" in trinidad and tobago
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Scientific name of this fish!
Posted on: 12/1/2006 18:15:00

I like to know the scientific name of this fish, which is caught by local fishers in one of the islands of my province in the Philippines. It is called locally as 'isdang buwaya' [crocodile fish], but it doesn't look like crocodile. It is pinkish red. I attached the picture for viewing.
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16/1/2006 18:54:00
By : Ben Beckman
game fish, Zanzibar
Posted on: 10/1/2006 06:07:00

I have been deep sea fishing in Zanzibar and caught a fish of which I cannot find the name. The local people talkes about burrung(w)i but even at fishbase there was no match. I caught it with trailing next to the coral reef where it was about 10 meter deep. The fish went down and didn't move, was like catching a rock. See the enclosed photo.Can anyone tell me the name of this fish? thanks
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11/1/2006 18:09:00
By : miquelo
from GuestBook
Posted on: 9/1/2006

Sailing for the coast of Cabo Verde, we fang a fish/ale/snake: 1 meter long, blewish stripe along backbone, grey color. It looked very much like the snake mackerels.(gempylus serpens) But: besides the normal bones, she had al lot of bones in the skin, rombwise...., the skin was very slippery.- no scales - underjaw only 3 theeth from the front to the back... upperjaw normal teeth, like humans. I am very curious what this was excat.... Please can you inform me. by e-mail. Thank you very much and kindest regards Thea van Mensch Holland
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from GuestBook
Posted on: 8/1/2006

Hi, can you tell me the German name for walleye ? Thank`s in advance & hoping you catch a trophy fish Peter "Good Old Germany"
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8/1/2006 03:33:00
By : Pete Liptrot
Kosher fishes of India
Posted on: 7/1/2006 07:11:00

I am visiting India in February. My husband only eats kosher fishes (eg fishes with scales & fins) Please can people let me know the names of common restaurant fish with scales & fins. I am visiting Delhi and Goa. Thanking you all in advance for your time.
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7/1/2006 18:46:00
By : Emily
Posted on: 5/1/2006 17:49:00

Good Evening everyone. Does anyone know of a way to sex a blenny? I have done much research yet I haven't found the answer to this question. I would appreciate your time in answering this for me. Thank You, and have a pleasent New Year.
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8/1/2006 03:18:00
By : Pete Liptrot
trophic level assignments
Posted on: 5/1/2006 07:45:00

If a larval fish eats a copepod, which in turn has eaten a carnivorous protist (such as a ciliate), which in turn has eaten a herbivorous protist (such as a flagellate), which in turn ate the smallest, yet most numerous, phytoplankton in the open ocean (Prochlorococcus), that would make the larval fish have a trophic level of 5, which is much higher than averages calculated by Ecopath. Indeed, for the open ocean, the literature suggests that much of the energy of the food web is funnelled in this manner. Comments?
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8/1/2006 16:54:00
By : Grace
find the problems
Posted on: 5/1/2006 06:24:00

i want get more informations about fishery issues for my assignment of Fishery Science at KUSTEM,MALAYSIA
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31/05/2012 09:35:04
By : rose
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Posted on: 5/1/2006

Just take any pic of any type of fish i will love it... i fell in love with this site in the year 2001... Since then i always do visit and check the pics of the fish... Soon i will start studying the species but too too much work... I love your site and pics too too too much!
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flounder hatcheries
Posted on: 3/1/2006 11:16:00

I am trying to locate a source of "jap" flounder and olive flounder fingerlings can you please help
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Posted on: 3/1/2006

I recommend the use of your web where there is discrepancies about scientific name of the fish or about the fish itself. You have great fish database. Congratulations. SEAFOOD YAHOO GROUP OWNER,
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Fishbase is good
Posted on: 1/1/2006 21:53:00

i can learn more fish with website's fishbase.
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