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Updated: Aug 22, 2022

FishBase is a global biodiversity information system on finfishes, now the largest information portal for marine organisms.

Its initial goal to provide key facts on population dynamics for 200 major commercial species 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.

At present, FishBase covers >34,800 fish species compiled from >58,600 references in partnership with >2,400 collaborators: >324,000 common names and >61,000 pictures.

The website gathers more than 700,000 visits monthly. Current actual data statistics: 34,800 Species, 324,600 Common names, 61,300 Pictures, 58,600 References, 2,440 Collaborators, 700,000 Visits/Month.

Information about this remarkable resource can be found at the following:

The FishBase Guide app can be downloaded from Google Play: or (free download) --it brings some of the key features and applications of FishBase data onto your mobile phones.

More about the FishBase Guide in: |

FishBase is currently hosted by the Quantitative Aquatics, Incorporated (Q-quatics), a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in the development and management of global databases on aquatic organisms.

Management of the FishBase is in the Philippines, while the members of the 13-member consortium are based all around the world. See:

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