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Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Editors. 2000. FishBase v4.0.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


FishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes. From its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species, FishBase has now grown to having a wide range of information on all species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years. more

At present, FishBase covers >35,600 fish species compiled from >61,700 references in partnership with 2,520 collaborators, >329,500 common names and >64,000 pictures. Our website gathers more than 700,000 visits monthly.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Fresh water, Brackish water

University of British Columbia; Fisheries Centre, moredata creator
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), moredata creator

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(Partly) included in:
SUMES project. D3.3: SUMES ES-model: A quantative marine ecosystem services model (supporting files), more
Previous version:
Fishbase Version 2000, more
Other relation:
FishBase OBIS, more

Describing this dataset
Froese, R.; Pauly, D. (Ed.) (2000). FishBase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources. ICLARM Contribution, 1594. ICLARM: Los Baños. ISBN 971-8709-99-1. XVII, 344 pp., more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2008-08-13
Information last updated: 2024-02-26
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