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In the past, spammers have succeeded in making our guestbook unusable. Thus, in our aspiration to keep the site as simple as possible yet functional, we came up with this new version protected by a captcha system. We have checked and cleaned the database, keeping all good postings. However, note that the record numbers are tentative, we may need to change them in the coming months, and that the site is without registration at the moment. Please bear with us as we continuously develop this site to maximize service to fish enthusiasts all over the world. Feel free to comment on this version and make suggestions for improvements.

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Guestbook entries for 2009
Guest # Name Address Comment Date Institution
3249 Louis Johnson Eleuthera
A great resource. Disappointed that I am the only visitor signing from the Bahamas.
2009-12-29 19:09:50
3248 Dr. Najim K. Al-Daham University of Hadhramout for Science and Technology, Mukalla, Hadhramout, Yemen
no comments
2009-12-28 04:01:34 University of Hadhramout for Science and Technology, Mukalla, Hadhramout, Yemen
3244 Ehsan Aghajafary Tehran-Kashani street -Elahi Street 14 metri Golha no7 -vahed 1
your site The Best Refrence for study about fishes
2009-12-24 23:17:23 Abzigostaran Tethys
3241 Paul Tye 2217 Parkside Court,VA Beach, VA 23454
I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia, 3 miles from the Atlantic.The freshwater fish I come accross while recreational fishing local lakes and rivers, has become more unusual in recent years. For example a Northern Pike in Greatneck Lake, Chain Picerel, (growing up on the Lake, never in 20 years have I known anyone to catch this two fish in Lake Greatneck. Next A Chesapeake Blue Crab caught on a plastic worm on a Lake next to I265. And another Blue Crab caught with a Nightcrawler on a friends private fresh water "Pond", just off Shore Drive. The latter, actually has a population of Bowfin, and these fish are not small. The Bowfin "Pond", is also filled with almost every other local freshwater fish to be found.A healthy Largmouth Bass population, large Sunfsish, Crappie, and White Perch, and all sizes of Shad. It's always intersting to see what is on the end of the hook when reeled in. It's usually not what you would be expecting. Due to the diverse fish population and the size of the Bowfin in that tiny "Pond", described above, would appear to show that Bowfin do not "eat everything in the Pond", and walk accross the road to the neighbors pond and polish off all aquatic life it comes accross. I hear that the non-native Northern Snakehead does this, however, with the Bowfin "Pond", it would appear to be a myth.
2009-12-21 06:58:54 Private
3235 Thanh Cong Hai Phong
Thanh'you!this information are well gor me.i'm institueing it and need this information. Thanh Cong
2009-12-16 23:48:51 RIf
Fishbase Hallo! I enjoy your brilliant web site!
2009-12-07 12:08:39
3210 Farhoud Farhoumand n/a
I am amazed by the depth of knowledge and detail on fishbase. Thank you so much for many hours of pleasure.
2009-12-07 11:13:03 Frank's Fish
3207 Jolien Hazewinkel
I love the site and after some time I hope to contribute pictures to it. I am a retired biologist (behavior and ecology) and just start to watch fish
2009-12-06 05:32:57 none
3203 v.sachithanandam department of ocean stdies and marine biology,pondicherry university, post bag no 26, port blair,andaman islands
i am very much interste of fishes biology, this material very helpful for me.
2009-12-02 21:44:18 pondicherry university, puducherry ,india
3201 Josh Goldman One Australia Way, Turners Falls, MA
Greetings, I would like to suggest that the article on Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) include 'Asian Seabass' as the first Common Name listed (it is currently conspicuously absent) as Asian Seabass is probably the most widely used common name for this species used by FAO and others in the international community. Additionally, when one searches Fishbase for 'Asian Seabass' under Common Names, only the US shows up as a referenced country when in fact this is the de facto (non-native language) common name used within most of the major producing countries (Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam). Thanks for the great work you do. I trust these suggestions will be useful and can be incorporated into the database.
2009-12-02 11:55:48 Australis Aquaculture
3198 Camilo Guerrero Avenida Simon Bolivar No. 54A-10
My english is not very good, but I think that the fishbase is a good font of information to learn about fishes. This type of information can help many people in different areas like biological, fish farming, etc.
2009-11-27 11:45:56 Universidad del Pacifico - Buenaventura
3177 Jacquie
I would like to know if it is possible to use some of the photos on your database for a profil project we are currently working on called Underwater World. Do I simply need to provide a credit or do I need to do more. Thanks in advance for the information! Jacquie The species I am looking for are : - Muskellunge - Rainbow trout - short finned squid - Yellowtail Flounder
2009-11-17 10:21:58 Fisheries and Oceans Canada
3175 Oladosu rilwan Lagos, Nigeria
I love africa
2009-11-14 01:47:40 Student
3174 Mauro Tambella Ruta Prov 25 Km 0.7 Escobar .Buenos Aires
2009-11-13 08:03:44
3172 Spencer Jones
i was looking up Bagarius yarrelli and saw that it said it was harmless. i would like to inform you that it has eaten humans in Asia. this is thought to have been brought about by dead bodies being dumped in the river. the fish ate these bodies and soon worked its way up to living beings. i just wished to clear this up, and did not mean to come off as sounding rude. Sincerely, Spencer Jones
2009-11-12 13:22:14
3171 Mike McDowell 2400 NW 80th Street, #274, Seattle, WA 98117
I have been doing fisheries studies in Ghana over the last couple of years in the Tano and Pra river basins. I have numerous photos of fish species from the study areas that could be useful to fishbase and other researchers. How do I make contributions of these photos to fishbase. I believe I may have some photos for species for wich you have no current photos or images. Please let me know. Best Regards, Mike McDowell
2009-11-12 11:29:50 Cherry Creek Environmental, Inc.
3170 desrita bogor
sorry b4. i want introduce my self. i want research about clupeichthys blekeri fish in kampar river. but i have problem for get reference about that. can you give me some reference?thank alot of.
2009-11-11 23:40:09 student of IPB
3169 Joao Carlos Doria
Fantastic database with a link in, in Madeira's fish list. Thank you for your knowlage and work!
2009-11-07 06:30:29 DSPSA
3165 rifat farhana rokeya hall,university of dhaka,dhaka,bangladesh
i want to know about the fish amblypharyngodon mola
2009-11-04 20:53:23 university of dhaka
3164 Prof . Ichythyologist
Dear Sir/Madam, In case there are new changes in the taxonomy(all aspects) of any fish, may you please send me information (e.g. a newsletter, etc. ) about it. I need this new information so as to update my lectures and laboratories in my Ichthyology classes. This will make your organization a more organized one in disseminating important accurate information. Thanks a lot. Best regards, Prof. Ichthyologist
2009-11-03 03:34:48
3162 Suebsin Sontirat 50 Pahoyothin Rd. Jatujak, Bangkok
Need the paper, especially photo of N. mcdadei Johnson, 2002
2009-11-03 00:38:22 Kasetsart University
3160 Carlos Moreno Marcano Tucupita Estado Delta Amacuro
hola como puedo ubicar esta referencia numero 26423
2009-10-30 06:51:41
3159 Lerod
Interesting site with a very clear focus. You managed to pool together informations that I wouldn't even have thought of!
2009-10-29 03:07:47 home
3177 Jose Montesinos San Salvador, El Salvador
Thanks for all the information...!!!
2009-10-20 08:13:45 Universidad de El Salvador
3175 campo grande - mato grosso do sul
2009-10-18 08:08:35 AUTONOMO
3160 dev NAGPUR
3159 Glenn John Alejandro Ba-i,lagayan, Abra
i dont have the comment from your site i just want to know if have the list of different indigenous fishes here in the philippines for our references.thanks and god bless
2009-09-30 17:49:54 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
3158 Patrick McBride 89 The Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
Just bought a Catfish and am interested in getting to know the species better. I have a large aquarium with one Ray etc and would love too know more as I'm a novel fishkeeper and having lost a ray even though I check the water regularly I'd appreciate some advice to insure I don't lose any more and I think this forum will help. Kind Regards Patrick
2009-09-29 23:39:28 Home
3157 Imee Eviota Ungos Tayang Street Brgy. Sinabacan, Candelaria 2212 Zambales
i love fishes...fishbase keep me on track and helps me review lessons i learned when i was still in college (have taken my Bachelor's Degree in Fisheries)
2009-09-29 22:00:07 Central Luzon State University
3156 jose luis espejo castro joseluis
2009-09-28 07:16:54 M.D.R. y . T

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