Catalog of Fishes

William N. Eschmeyer

Editor

Published by the
California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco
© 1998

Catalog of Fishes, vol. 1
IN THREE VOLUMES:
  • Volume 1
    • Introductory Material
    • Species of Fishes (A-L)
  • Volume 2
    • Species of Fishes (M-Z)
  • Volume 3
    • Genera of Fishes
    • Species and Genera in a Classification
    • Literature Cited
    • Appendices
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
EXAMPLES OF VOLUME ENTRIES
 
ORDER FORM
 
 

The Catalog of Fishes covers more than 53,000 species and subspecies, over 10,000 genera and subgenera, and includes in excess of 16,000 bibliographic references. Entries for species, for example, consist of species/subspecies name, genus, author, date, publication, pages, figures, type locality, location of type specimen(s), current status (with references), family/subfamily, and important publication, taxonomic, or nomenclatural notes. Nearly all original descriptions have been examined, and much effort has gone into determining the location of type specimens.

The Genera are updated from Eschmeyer's 1990 Genera of Recent Fishes. Both genera and species are listed in a classification using recent taxonomic schemes. Also included are a lengthy list of museum acronyms, an interpretation of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, and Opinions of the International Commission involving fishes.

The Catalog of Fishes consists of three hardbound volumes of 900-1000 pages each, along with a CD-ROM (not sold separately). This work is an essential reference for taxonomists, scientific historians, and for any specialist dealing with fishes.

Catalog of Fishes

Catalog of FishesThe Catalog of Fishes is the authoritative reference for taxonomic fish names, featuring a searchable on-line database.

Glossary

Glossary of terms used in the Catalog of Fishes.

Browse the Classification

Classification of fishes used in the Catalog

Contact

  • William N. Eschmeyer
  • Curator Emeritus
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118