The ray-finned fishesJohn G. Lundberg
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Information on the Internet
- DeepFin. Phylogeny of all fishes.
- Fishbase: A Global Information System on Fishes
- Biodiversity and Biological Collections Web Server Ichthyology Resources
- California Academy of Sciences Ichthyology Resources
- Catalog of Fishes. William N. Eschmeyer, Editor. Published by the California Academy of Sciences.
- Digital Fish Library. Anatomical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of fish from most major saltwater and many freshwater genera for use by scientists and students alike.
- Australian Museum Fish Site
- Inter-Institutional Database of Fish Biodiversity in the Neotropics (NEODAT)
- Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) Ichthyology
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Division of Fishes
- University of Alberta Mesozoic Fishes Page
- Keith L. Jackson's Ichthyology Web Resources
- Otolith Research Laboratory. Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
- Cichlid Research Home Page
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John G. Lundberg
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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