79 illustrations of fish including: carp, catfish, charr, chub, cigarfish, coalfish, cobia, cod, corsair, cottus, cowfish, crappie, croaker, cunner, dab, dace, darter, dealfish, dogfish, dragonet, and drum

"It feeds upon insects, and is remarkable for its method of procuring them. When it observes a fly, or any other insect on a weed, or hovering over the water, it ejects a little drop through its tubular snout with such presicion as frequently disable the little animal, so that it falls into the water and is devoured." — Goodrich, 1859

Copperband Butterflyfish

"It feeds upon insects, and is remarkable for its method of procuring them. When it observes a fly,…

A type of Ganoid fish. This particular species is a Reed fish.

Calamoichthys Calabaricus

A type of Ganoid fish. This particular species is a Reed fish.

A picture of a Carp fish.

Carp

A picture of a Carp fish.

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is usually compressed, and always clothed with scales, sometimes of very large, some times of very small size; the head is small; the dorsal fun single." — Goodrich, 1859

Carp

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is…

"Carp is a fresh-water fish. It is a native of Asia, but has been extensively introduced into the United States."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Carp

"Carp is a fresh-water fish. It is a native of Asia, but has been extensively introduced into the United…

cyprinodon

Carp

cyprinodon

"External characters of a Teleostean--a carp (Cyprinus carpio). R., Dorsal unpaired fin; S., homocercal caudal fin; A., anal fin; B., B., pectoral and pelvic paired fins. Note also the lateral line and barbule." -Thomson, 1916

Carp

"External characters of a Teleostean--a carp (Cyprinus carpio). R., Dorsal unpaired fin; S., homocercal…

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. Carp have long been an important food fish to humans, as well as popular ornamental fishes (see koi and goldfish). As a result, carp have been introduced to various locations, though with mixed results.

Carp

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish…

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish originally from Eurasia and southeast Asia. Some consider all cyprinid fishes carp and the family Cyprinidae itself is often known as the carp family.

Carp

Carp is a common name for various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, a very large group of fish…

"It is ten to forty inches long, and sometimes attains the weight of a hundred pounds; the general color is rich olive-brown above, yellowish-white beneath." — Goodrich, 1859

Common Carp

"It is ten to forty inches long, and sometimes attains the weight of a hundred pounds; the general color…

The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a freshwater fish related to the common goldfish.

Common Carp

The common carp (Cyprinus carpio) is a freshwater fish related to the common goldfish.

"Carp (Cyprinus carpio). a.-- fore fin; b.-- hind fin; c.-- anal fin; d.-- large barbule. Carp, a genus of soft-finned abdominal fish distinguished by the small mouth, toothless jaws, and gills of three flat rays." -Vaughan, 1906

Common Carp

"Carp (Cyprinus carpio). a.-- fore fin; b.-- hind fin; c.-- anal fin; d.-- large barbule. Carp, a genus…

A book name of the fish Carassius carassius or vulgaris, the crucian.

Crucian Carp

A book name of the fish Carassius carassius or vulgaris, the crucian.

"The Gold Carp, <em>C. auratus</em>, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both colors, is originally from China, the most beautiful species being taken from Lake Che-Kyang." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gold carp

"The Gold Carp, C. auratus, often called the Gold-fish and silver-fish, as it assumes both…

Catfish are found in lakes and streams of North America, usually at muddy bottoms. Catfish have a large head and fins with barbs. They are excellent for food.

Catfish

Catfish are found in lakes and streams of North America, usually at muddy bottoms. Catfish have a large…

An illustration of a catfish with eggs attached to the underside.

Catfish with Eggs Attached

An illustration of a catfish with eggs attached to the underside.

Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Malapteruridae. This family includes two genera, Malapterurus and Paradoxoglanis with 19 species. Several species of this family have the ability to produce an electric shock of up to 350 volts using electroplaques of an electric organ.  Electric catfish are found in tropical Africa and the Nile River. Electric catfish are usually nocturnal and feed primarily on other fish, incapacitating their prey with electric discharges.

Electric Catfish

Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Malapteruridae. This…

Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Malapteruridae. This family includes two genera, Malapterurus and Paradoxoglanis with 19 species. Several species of this family have the ability to produce an electric shock of up to 350 volts using electroplaques of an electric organ. Electric catfish are found in tropical Africa and the Nile River. Electric catfish are usually nocturnal and feed primarily on other fish, incapacitating their prey with electric discharges.

Electric Catfish

Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Malapteruridae. This…

The Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre marinus) is a fish in the Ariidae family of ariid catfish. It was also known as the synonym AElurichthys marinus.

Gafftopsail Catfish

The Gafftopsail Catfish (Bagre marinus) is a fish in the Ariidae family of ariid catfish. It was also…

"Salt-Water Catfish (Arius felis)."-Whitney, 1902

Saltwater Catfish

"Salt-Water Catfish (Arius felis)."-Whitney, 1902

Upside-down catfish, Synodontis nigriventris, is a species of catfish. It's particularly noteworthy because of its habit of swimming upside down most of the time. Upside-down catfish originate from the Central Congo basin of Africa.

Upside-down Catfish

Upside-down catfish, Synodontis nigriventris, is a species of catfish. It's particularly noteworthy…

The wels catfish is a scaleless fresh and brackish water catfish recognizable by its broad, flat head and wide mouth. The mouth contains lines of numerous small teeth, two long barbels on the upper jaw and four shorter barbels on the lower jaw. It has a long anal fin that extends to the caudal fin, and a small sharp dorsal fin positioned relatively far forward. It uses its sharp pectoral fins to capture prey. With these fins, it creates an eddy to disorient its victim, which it then simply engulfs in its enormous throat. It has very slippery green-brown skin. Its belly is pale yellow or white. Wels catfish can live for at least thirty years and have very good hearing.

Wels Catfish

The wels catfish is a scaleless fresh and brackish water catfish recognizable by its broad, flat head…

A family of acanthopterygian or spiny-finned fishes.

Chætodtidæ

A family of acanthopterygian or spiny-finned fishes.

"Twelve inches long, body of a pale yellow color, with numerous oblique, brownish-purple lines. Inhabits the coasts of Ceylon." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Wandering Chaetodon

"Twelve inches long, body of a pale yellow color, with numerous oblique, brownish-purple lines. Inhabits…

"A European species, and inhabits the northern lakes of England and those of Scotland; it is from one to two feet long, and is usually caught by hooks trailing after a boat." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Northern Charr

"A European species, and inhabits the northern lakes of England and those of Scotland; it is from one…

A genus of fishes whose branchial apertures are close together below, and are surrounded by a lip-like margin.

Chilobranchus

A genus of fishes whose branchial apertures are close together below, and are surrounded by a lip-like…

"The king of the herrings is from three to four feet in length, of a general silvery color, spotted with brown. It inhabits the North Sea, living on mollusks and crustaceans."

Chimaera Monstrosa (the Arctic chimaera)

"The king of the herrings is from three to four feet in length, of a general silvery color, spotted…

"A larger species, found in Brazil." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Chronectes Histrio

"A larger species, found in Brazil." — Goodrich, 1859

"Frequents deep places in the quiet parts of steams, sheltering itself usually under a bush or tree that may screen it from view. It feeds on worms or insects in their various stages." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Chub

"Frequents deep places in the quiet parts of steams, sheltering itself usually under a bush or tree…

A type of fish with a round blunt head.

Chub

A type of fish with a round blunt head.

"A fish of the family Cyprinidae, of the same genus with the roach, dace, bleak and minnow. The color is bluish-black on the upper parts, passing in to silvey white on the belly; the cheeks and gill-covers rich golden yellow. The chub rarely attains a weight exceeding 5 lbs. It is plentiful in many of the rivers of England, and occurs in some of those of the south-west of Scotland." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Chub

"A fish of the family Cyprinidae, of the same genus with the roach, dace, bleak and minnow. The color…

A fish with skin and scales encroaching on the drsal and anal fins, which are consequently thickened.

Bermuda Chub

A fish with skin and scales encroaching on the drsal and anal fins, which are consequently thickened.

A cyprinoid fish, the hornyhead or jerker. Widely distributed and abundant in the United States, attaining a length of from 6 to 9 inches.

River Chub

A cyprinoid fish, the hornyhead or jerker. Widely distributed and abundant in the United States, attaining…

A genus of fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of South America, and typical of the family Cichlid&aelig;.

Cichla

A genus of fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of South America, and typical of the family Cichlidæ.

A carangoid fish, having a thick fusiform shape somewhat resembling that of a cigar.

Cigarfish

A carangoid fish, having a thick fusiform shape somewhat resembling that of a cigar.

A type of acanthopterygian fish.

Cirrites

A type of acanthopterygian fish.

A name of sundry species of whitefish.

Cisco

A name of sundry species of whitefish.

Climbing perch, a type of bony fish found around India.

Climbing Perch

Climbing perch, a type of bony fish found around India.

Gobiesox reticulatus is a species of Clingfish, a bottom dwelling fish that live in shallow waters.

Clingfish

Gobiesox reticulatus is a species of Clingfish, a bottom dwelling fish that live in shallow waters.

"A large species, weighing from ten to thirty pounds. It swims rapidly, and at no great depth." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Coalfish

"A large species, weighing from ten to thirty pounds. It swims rapidly, and at no great depth." —…

A gadoid fish. It grows to the lengths of 2 to 3 feet, and weighs from 10 to 30 pounds.

Coalfish

A gadoid fish. It grows to the lengths of 2 to 3 feet, and weighs from 10 to 30 pounds.

A spanish name for a sergeant&mdashfish. Usually has a uniform shape with a wide flattened head, and of an olive brown color with a broad blackish lateral band.

Cobia

A spanish name for a sergeant&mdashfish. Usually has a uniform shape with a wide flattened head, and…

Coccusteus, a fossil fish.

Coccusteus

Coccusteus, a fossil fish.

Cod fish.

Cod

Cod fish.

"It is two to four feet long, and weighs from two to seventy spounds; the general color is greenish brown above, and silvery white beneath. It inhabits deep water, and is often taken a a depth of thirty fathoms." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common Cod

"It is two to four feet long, and weighs from two to seventy spounds; the general color is greenish…

It reaches a length of 3 to 4 feet and weighs 30 to 40 pounds.

Cultus Cod

It reaches a length of 3 to 4 feet and weighs 30 to 40 pounds.

"Four to eight inches long; common in Europe, but rare on our coast." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Poor Cod

"Four to eight inches long; common in Europe, but rare on our coast." — Goodrich, 1859

A typical example of a spiny-rayed fish is the codfish.

Codfish

A typical example of a spiny-rayed fish is the codfish.

A tasty fish commonly used as food and oil.

Codfish

A tasty fish commonly used as food and oil.

The Comber (Serranus cabrilla) is a small fish of the Serranidae family of perch-like fishes.

Comber

The Comber (Serranus cabrilla) is a small fish of the Serranidae family of perch-like fishes.

"The Common Plaice attains a length of twelve to eighteen inches. On the eye side of the head are some osseous tubercles; the body is smooth."

The Common Plaice (Platessa Vulgaris)

"The Common Plaice attains a length of twelve to eighteen inches. On the eye side of the head are some…

A fish with smooth cranial ridges, moderate size scales, and pale blotches surrounded by purple shades on each side.

Corsair

A fish with smooth cranial ridges, moderate size scales, and pale blotches surrounded by purple shades…

A genus of fish, including the dolphins.

Coryphaena

A genus of fish, including the dolphins.

"Six to eight inches long, feeds on young gobies, which it catches by lying in ambush among stones or sea-weeds.' &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Four-horned Cottus

"Six to eight inches long, feeds on young gobies, which it catches by lying in ambush among stones or…

A name of various fish.

Cowfish

A name of various fish.

A sunfish. Has a compressed body incurved profile and the relative positions of the dorsal and snal fins are oblique.

Crappie

A sunfish. Has a compressed body incurved profile and the relative positions of the dorsal and snal…

A kind of surf fish. Usually silver&mdashgray on the back and sides.

Croaker

A kind of surf fish. Usually silver&mdashgray on the back and sides.

The blue perch. Up to 12 inches in length and having about 18 dorsal spines, conical teeth in several rows, seperate preoperculum, and scaly cheeks and opercles.

Cunner

The blue perch. Up to 12 inches in length and having about 18 dorsal spines, conical teeth in several…

The teeth are compressed and trunctated, and the lateral line is cimple and arched above the pectoral.

Dab

The teeth are compressed and trunctated, and the lateral line is cimple and arched above the pectoral.

"The Flounders and Plaice inhabit the northern seas of Europe. They have the eyes placed on the right side."

The Dab (Platessa Limanda)

"The Flounders and Plaice inhabit the northern seas of Europe. They have the eyes placed on the right…