71 illustrations of fish including: albacore, alewife, amberjack, anchovy, angelfish, angler, archerfish, bandfish, barbel, bass, bergylt, bib, bigeye, blackfish, bleak, blenny, blindfish, bluefish, bluegill, boarfish, bonito, bottlefish, bowfin, braize, bream, brill, bullhead, and burbot

"(A fish that) had a compressed claviform body, posterior dorsal fins nearly opposite to the anus, prolonged upper tail-lobe, and well-developed spines in front of the fins."-Whitney, 1902

Acanthoclinus

"(A fish that) had a compressed claviform body, posterior dorsal fins nearly opposite to the anus, prolonged…

"Outline of Acanthodes sulcatus. p., Pectoral fins; v., pelvis; a., anal; d., dorsal." -Thomson, 1916

Acanthodes Sulcatus

"Outline of Acanthodes sulcatus. p., Pectoral fins; v., pelvis; a., anal; d., dorsal." -Thomson, 1916

A type of Ganoid fish. Ganoid is an order of fishes included seven living genera, whose members are all found in fresh water. The members of these genera are distinguished from their nearest allies, the teleosteans, or bony fish, by the presence of a spiral valve in the intestine, the fact that the tail is frequently heterocercal or unequally lobed, the skeleton often, at least in part, cartilaginous, and the skin furnished with bony scales or scutes (ganoid scales). This particular type (Acipenser) is a Sturgeon.

Acipenser Sturio

A type of Ganoid fish. Ganoid is an order of fishes included seven living genera, whose members are…

"Albacore or Tunny(Tuna)- a name given to several fishes of the tunny or mackeral kind, specifically to the germon or long-finned tunny."-Whitney, 1902

Albacore

"Albacore or Tunny(Tuna)- a name given to several fishes of the tunny or mackeral kind, specifically…

"A family of clupeoid abdominal fishes."-Whitney, 1902

Aleopocephalidæ

"A family of clupeoid abdominal fishes."-Whitney, 1902

"A North American fish, Clupea Vernalis, from 8 to 10 inches long, resembling a small shad, but much inferior to it as food."-Whitney, 1902

Alewife

"A North American fish, Clupea Vernalis, from 8 to 10 inches long, resembling a small shad, but much…

Amberjack

Amberjack

Amberjack

A type of Ganoid fish. Ganoid is an order of fishes included seven living genera, whose members are all found in fresh water. The members of these genera are distinguished from their nearest allies, the teleosteans, or bony fish, by the presence of a spiral valve in the intestine, the fact that the tail is frequently heterocercal or unequally lobed, the skeleton often, at least in part, cartilaginous, and the skin furnished with bony scales or scutes (ganoid scales). This particular species is a Bow-fin.

Amia Occidentalis

A type of Ganoid fish. Ganoid is an order of fishes included seven living genera, whose members are…

"The body is much compressed, and is armed with bony plates connate with the vertebrae and spinous processes.The body is almost transparent, and the organs, especially the air-bladder, can be distinctly seen through it. "-Whitney, 1902

Amphisile scutata

"The body is much compressed, and is armed with bony plates connate with the vertebrae and spinous processes.The…

"A small silvery fish, four or five inches long; it is taken in vast numbers i nthe Mediterranean, where it is used for preparing a well-known sauce, which is sent all over the world." — Goodrich, 1859

Anchovy

"A small silvery fish, four or five inches long; it is taken in vast numbers i nthe Mediterranean, where…

"…Of diminutive size and inhabitants of most tropical and temperate seas."-Whitney, 1902

Anchovy

"…Of diminutive size and inhabitants of most tropical and temperate seas."-Whitney, 1902

An anchovy fish

Anchovy

An anchovy fish

"A small fish, about a span long, much esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor. It is not much longer than the middle finger, thicker in proportion than the herring, to which it has a general resemblance; the head is sharp-pointed, and the under jaw much shorter than the upper; the scales large, silvery, and easily removed, the tail deeply forked." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Anchovy

"A small fish, about a span long, much esteemed for its rich and peculiar flavor. It is not much longer…

"Notwithstanding its name is is a hideous-looking creature, with two enormous pectoral fins, said to have given it its name, from a fancied resemblence to the wings of angels." — Goodrich, 1859

Angelfish

"Notwithstanding its name is is a hideous-looking creature, with two enormous pectoral fins, said to…

"A plagiostomous fish. It is from 6 to 8 feet long, has a flat, roundish head, terminal mouth, and teerh broad at the base."-Whitney, 1902

Angelfish

"A plagiostomous fish. It is from 6 to 8 feet long, has a flat, roundish head, terminal mouth, and teerh…

The Emperor of Japan (Holocanthus imperator) is a species of fish in the Pomacanthidae family of angelfishes.

Emperor of Japan Angelfish

The Emperor of Japan (Holocanthus imperator) is a species of fish in the Pomacanthidae family of angelfishes.

"The fishing frog is three to five feet long. It has an enormous mouth, armed with numerous pointed teeth. It is exceedingly voracious, and has been known to seize a cod just as it was being drawn out of the water by a hook, and only let go its hold on receiving a severe blow upon the head." — Goodrich, 1859

Angler

"The fishing frog is three to five feet long. It has an enormous mouth, armed with numerous pointed…

"The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ."-Whitney, 1902

Angler

"The fish Lophius piscatorius, the typical representative of the family Lophiidæ."-Whitney, 1902

The angler (Lophius piscatorius) is a monkfish known for catching prey with a lure hanging above its large mouth.

Angler

The angler (Lophius piscatorius) is a monkfish known for catching prey with a lure hanging above its…

Anglerfish are the members of the order Lophiiformes. They are bony fish named for their characteristic mode of predation, wherein a fleshy growth from the fish's head (the esca) acts as a lure; this is considered analogous to angling. Some anglerfish are pelagic (live in the open water), others are benthic (bottom-dwelling). Some live in the deep sea (e.g. Ceratiidae) and others on the continental shelf (e.g. the frogfishes Antennariidae and the monkfish/goosefish Lophiidae). They occur worldwide. Pelagic forms are most laterally (sideways) compressed whereas the benthic forms are often extremely dorsoventrally compressed (depressed) often with large upward pointing mouths.

Anglerfish

Anglerfish are the members of the order Lophiiformes. They are bony fish named for their characteristic…

"A genus of fishes, typical of the family Anomalopidæ: so called from the remarkable structure manifested by a glandular phosphorescent organ below the eye."-Whitney, 1902

Anomalops Palpebratus

"A genus of fishes, typical of the family Anomalopidæ: so called from the remarkable structure…

"Antennarius pictus."-Whitney, 1902

Antennariid

"Antennarius pictus."-Whitney, 1902

"To this fish has been ascribed the power of shooting drops of water to the distance of 3 or 4 feet, with sure aim, at insects, causing them to fall into the water, when it seizes and devours them."-Whitney, 1902

Archerfish

"To this fish has been ascribed the power of shooting drops of water to the distance of 3 or 4 feet,…

"Toxotes jaculator, a scaly-finned, acanthopterygian fish, about 6 in. long, inhabiting the seas around Java, which has the faculty of shooting drops of water to the distance of 3 or 4 ft. with sure aim, at insects, causing them to fall into the water, when it devours them." — Williams, 1889

Archerfish

"Toxotes jaculator, a scaly-finned, acanthopterygian fish, about 6 in. long, inhabiting the seas around…

A fish capable of spitting water about three to four feet at insects it intends to eat.

Archerfish

A fish capable of spitting water about three to four feet at insects it intends to eat.

"Ateleopus japonicus."-Whitney, 1902.

Ateleopus

"Ateleopus japonicus."-Whitney, 1902.

"Aulostoma chinense."-Whitney, 1902.

Aulostoma

"Aulostoma chinense."-Whitney, 1902.

"One to two feet long, color orange-red; moving in the waters it appears like a red-ribbon. This, as well as other species of this family, is often found cast on the shores by storms." — Goodrich, 1859

Red Bandfish

"One to two feet long, color orange-red; moving in the waters it appears like a red-ribbon. This, as…

"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and temperate regions of Europe, being abundant in the Rhine, Elbe, and Woser; also in some of the English rivers." — Goodrich, 1859

Barbel

"Said to be called so because of the barbs or wattles about its mouth; it is common in the warm and…

A slender whisker type organ near the mouth of a fish.

Barbel

A slender whisker type organ near the mouth of a fish.

Freshwater fish of the carp family distinguished by its barbs on the mouth.

Barbel

Freshwater fish of the carp family distinguished by its barbs on the mouth.

"Labrax lupus (Bass), an Acanthopteryglan with anterior spinous and posterior soft dorsal fins." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Bass

"Labrax lupus (Bass), an Acanthopteryglan with anterior spinous and posterior soft dorsal fins." —…

The Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) is a fish in the Grouper family native to New York, Maine, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Black Sea Bass

The Black Sea Bass (Centropristis striata) is a fish in the Grouper family native to New York, Maine,…

"Is one to three feet long, and has been celebrated from the time of Aristotle for its richness and flavor. It abounds in the Mediterranean, and also on the British coasts, where it is taken with trawl-nets, and also by angling at flood-tide with a long rod and strong line." — Goodrich, 1859

European Bass

"Is one to three feet long, and has been celebrated from the time of Aristotle for its richness and…

"Sea bass has a white, flaky flesh, and weighs from 1 to 3 pounds. This fish responds to any cooking methods, and is good in chowders."

Sea Bass

"Sea bass has a white, flaky flesh, and weighs from 1 to 3 pounds. This fish responds to any cooking…

"1. Spiny portion of dorsal fin. 2. Soft portion of dorsal fin. 3. Caudal fin. 4. Anal fin. 5. Pectoral fin. 6. Ventral fin. 7. Mandible or lower jaw. 8. Maxillary. 9. Opercle. 10. Cheek and Preopercle. 11. Lateral fin. 12. Snout. 13. Depth." -Foster, 1921

Small-Mouthed Black Bass

"1. Spiny portion of dorsal fin. 2. Soft portion of dorsal fin. 3. Caudal fin. 4. Anal fin. 5. Pectoral…

"Striped bass is a soft-fleshed fish, sometimes called rockfish, averaging 2 to 5 pounds in weight. It is best when broiled."

Striped Bass

"Striped bass is a soft-fleshed fish, sometimes called rockfish, averaging 2 to 5 pounds in weight.…

A fish like a perch.

Sea Bat

A fish like a perch.

"Is twelve to twenty-four inches long; found in the northern seas, south to the coast of Massachusetts; it is tolderable food; the spines are used in Greenland for needles." — Goodrich, 1859

Bergylt

"Is twelve to twenty-four inches long; found in the northern seas, south to the coast of Massachusetts;…

"Also called the <em>Pout</em> and <em>Whiting-Pout</em> - is twelve to sixteen inches long, and is found on the Northern European coasts; its flesh is excellent." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bib

"Also called the Pout and Whiting-Pout - is twelve to sixteen inches long, and is…

A fish having a big eye, found off the coasts of the United States.

Bigeye

A fish having a big eye, found off the coasts of the United States.

A fish that grows to two and a half feet in length common in Mississippi.

Black Horse Fish

A fish that grows to two and a half feet in length common in Mississippi.

The blackfish of Alaska and Siberia, where it is an important food.

Alaskan Blackfish

The blackfish of Alaska and Siberia, where it is an important food.

"Two to three feet long, remarkable for its swiftness and voracity; the color is black, the body covered by minute scales." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

European Blackfish

"Two to three feet long, remarkable for its swiftness and voracity; the color is black, the body covered…

The River Blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus) is an Australian fish in the Percichthyidae family of temperate perches. This species was also known as the synonym Gadopsis gracilis.

River Blackfish

The River Blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus) is an Australian fish in the Percichthyidae family of temperate…

"The Bleak or Blick, <em>L. alburnus</em>, is a well-known, small species, inhabiting many of the rivers of Europe; it is tolerable food, and affords amusement to young fly fishers." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bleak

"The Bleak or Blick, L. alburnus, is a well-known, small species, inhabiting many of the rivers…

A European species of blenny.

Montagu's Blenny

A European species of blenny.

"Three to four inches long, the color pale-brown, lives among weeds, and feeds on crustacea; common in the Mediterranean." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Ocellated Blenny

"Three to four inches long, the color pale-brown, lives among weeds, and feeds on crustacea; common…

The Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) is one of three species of blennies in the Perciformes order of perch-like fish.

Redlip Blenny

The Redlip Blenny (Ophioblennius atlanticus) is one of three species of blennies in the Perciformes…

"Five to six inches long; blueish-white above, shiny beneath; found, though rarely, on the American coast." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Blepharis

"Five to six inches long; blueish-white above, shiny beneath; found, though rarely, on the American…

"The blind-fish of the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky."-Whitney, 1902

Blindfish

"The blind-fish of the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky."-Whitney, 1902

Tetraodontidae is a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, and toadies. They are morphologically similar to the closely related porcupinefish, which have large conspicuous spines (unlike the small, almost sandpaper-like spines of Tetraodontidae). The scientific name, Tetraodontidae, refers to the four large teeth, fused into an upper and lower plate, which are used for crushing the shells of crustaceans and mollusks, and red worms, their natural prey. Puffer Fish are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, the first being a Golden Poison Frog. The skin and certain internal organs of many Tetraodontidae are highly toxic to humans, but nevertheless the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in both Japan (as fugu) and Korea (as bok-uh). If one is caught while fishing, it is recommended that thick gloves are worn to avoid poisoning and getting bitten when removing the hook.

Blowfish

Tetraodontidae is a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish. The family includes many familiar…

"Bluefish are sold whole, their average weight from 3 to 6 pounds. Snaper blues or oung fish, weigh less. Their flesh is soft, and is best when baked or broiled."

Bluefish

"Bluefish are sold whole, their average weight from 3 to 6 pounds. Snaper blues or oung fish, weigh…

Bluegill Sunfish

Bluegill Sunfish

Bluegill Sunfish

"Six to eight inches long; found in the European seas." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Boarfish

"Six to eight inches long; found in the European seas." — Goodrich, 1859

Bonito

Bonito

Bonito

"Resembles the tuna in form, but is seldom more than thirty inches long. It is extensively distributed, being most common i nthe tropical seas, but is still met with on the coasts of Europe and North America. It is said to rival the dorado in its perpetual chase of flying-fish." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bonito

"Resembles the tuna in form, but is seldom more than thirty inches long. It is extensively distributed,…

A strange looking fish that grows up to 6 feet in length.

Bottlefish

A strange looking fish that grows up to 6 feet in length.

The bowfin, a primitive freshwater fish, also known as the freshwater dogfish is a voracious fish.

Bowfin

The bowfin, a primitive freshwater fish, also known as the freshwater dogfish is a voracious fish.

"Very voracious; found in the European seas." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Braize

"Very voracious; found in the European seas." — Goodrich, 1859