61 illustrations of fish including: haddock, hairtail, hake, halibut, herring, ide, kingfish, ling, loach, lophius, lumpfish, lungfish, mackerel, menhaden, minnow, moonfish, mudfish, mullet, muraena, and myxine

"The haddock is greatly valued for its flesh; it swims in immense shoals, and cast numbers are taken." — Goodrich, 1859

Haddock

"The haddock is greatly valued for its flesh; it swims in immense shoals, and cast numbers are taken."…

"Two to four feet long, of a shiny silvery color; called <em>ribbon-fish</em> on our coast, and <em>sword-fish</em> of Jamaica." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Silvery Hairtail

"Two to four feet long, of a shiny silvery color; called ribbon-fish on our coast, and sword-fish

"A roving fish; found on all the European coasts, and on the northern shore of the Mediterranean; it is exceedingly voracious, and fourteen pilchards have been found in the stomach of one of ordinary size." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Hake

"A roving fish; found on all the European coasts, and on the northern shore of the Mediterranean; it…

A fish with a ray of the first dorsal fin more or less elongated and filamentous.

Squirrel Hake

A fish with a ray of the first dorsal fin more or less elongated and filamentous.

The halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis) is a species of edible fish in the Kyphosidae family of sea chubs.

Halfmoon

The halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis) is a species of edible fish in the Kyphosidae family of sea…

"This is a large species, sometimes measuring seven or eight feet in length, and weighing five or six hundred pounds. It feeds close to the ground on other flat-fish and various crustacea." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Halibut

"This is a large species, sometimes measuring seven or eight feet in length, and weighing five or six…

A halibut is a type of flatfish from the family of the right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae). This name is derived from haly (holy) and butt (flat fish), alleged to be called so from being commonly eaten on holy-days. Halibut live in both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans and are highly regarded food fish.

Halibut

A halibut is a type of flatfish from the family of the right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae). This name…

"The Halibut is a large fish, inhabiting the sea of northern Europe and Greenland, where it is occasionally caught measuring seven feet and weighing from 300 to 400 pounds."

Halibut (Hippoglossus Vulgaris)

"The Halibut is a large fish, inhabiting the sea of northern Europe and Greenland, where it is occasionally…

"The scales, you know, lap over one another, as you see here in the herring. They thus make quite a firm coat of mail..." (Hooker, 1886).

Herring

"The scales, you know, lap over one another, as you see here in the herring. They thus make quite a…

the herring is a member of the Clupeidae family.

Herring

the herring is a member of the Clupeidae family.

"It is twelve or thirteen inches long; feeds on various small fishes, including young herrings; spawns near the first of November; the fshing season begins two or three months earlier, drift-nets being used by the fishermen." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Herring

"It is twelve or thirteen inches long; feeds on various small fishes, including young herrings; spawns…

A British Herring

Herring

A British Herring

The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is one of the most abundant species of fish.

Atlantic Herring

The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is one of the most abundant species of fish.

"A fish known chiefly by scales, fossil remains of which are found in Old Red Sandstone." &mdash; Williams, 1889

Holoptychius

"A fish known chiefly by scales, fossil remains of which are found in Old Red Sandstone." — Williams,…

"Noted for the smoothness of its skin; sometimes called <em>Ray-mouthed Dog</em>; takes bait, but is less rapacious than other species; common on the British coasts." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Smooth Hound

"Noted for the smoothness of its skin; sometimes called Ray-mouthed Dog; takes bait, but is…

An illustration of the Hussar fish which is nest building fish which can be found in the Sea of Galilee. Hussar fish build protective nest for their young and are also known to carry their young in their mouths when they feel threatened. This Hussar is taking its young into its mouth for protection.

Hussar Fish and Young

An illustration of the Hussar fish which is nest building fish which can be found in the Sea of Galilee.…

"It feeds on worms and herbage, and the flesh is of good flavor. It is common in Northern Europe.

Ide

"It feeds on worms and herbage, and the flesh is of good flavor. It is common in Northern Europe.

"King mackeral is also called kingfish. It is distinguished from other mackeral by weught, by its bluer tint, silvery belly, and dark horizontal streak."

Kingfish

"King mackeral is also called kingfish. It is distinguished from other mackeral by weught, by its bluer…

The Ladyfish (Elops saurus) is a species of ray-finned fish in the Elopidae family.

Ladyfish

The Ladyfish (Elops saurus) is a species of ray-finned fish in the Elopidae family.

The great lamprey, one of the Cyclostomata.

Lamprey

The great lamprey, one of the Cyclostomata.

Scopelus (Myctophum) boops is a species of deep sea lanternfish in the Myctophidae family.

Lanternfish

Scopelus (Myctophum) boops is a species of deep sea lanternfish in the Myctophidae family.

"Is six to twelve inches long; feeds on small crustacea and young blennies; when troubled it sets out its numerous sines, and assumes a most threatening appearance." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Father Lasher

"Is six to twelve inches long; feeds on small crustacea and young blennies; when troubled it sets out…

A type of Ganoid fish. This particular species is a gar-pike.

Lepidosteus Occeus

A type of Ganoid fish. This particular species is a gar-pike.

"A valuable fish, taken in large quantites on the British coasts, and salted and dried, chiefly for exportation." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Ling

"A valuable fish, taken in large quantites on the British coasts, and salted and dried, chiefly for…

A species of sea-fish found in the northern seas as far north as Iceland. It is allied to the cod family. The body measures from three to four feet in length, has grayish sides and back, and the head is flat. The ling is very valuable as an article of commerce.

Ling

A species of sea-fish found in the northern seas as far north as Iceland. It is allied to the cod family.…

"It spawns in March or April, delights in small, shallow, clear streams, and has the habit of lurking under stones. It is noted for having six barbules about the mouth." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Loach

"It spawns in March or April, delights in small, shallow, clear streams, and has the habit of lurking…

These fish have huge mouths with a wormlike projection to entice prey.

Lophius

These fish have huge mouths with a wormlike projection to entice prey.

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black color, variegated with red and brown above; the belly is crimson; the flesh soft and insipid." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lumpfish

"It is of thick, massive form, and often weighs as much as six or seven pounds; it is of a purplish-black…

"The Lump Fish, or Sucker, is named from the clumsiness of its form. The back is arched and sharp, the belly flat, the body covered with numerous bony tubercles, the ventral fins modified into a sucker, by means of which it adheres with great force to any substance to which it applies itself. It frequents the N. seas."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Lumpfish

"The Lump Fish, or Sucker, is named from the clumsiness of its form. The back is arched and sharp, the…

A fish comsisting of an ossified skeleton and the ventral fins united in a broad suctorial disk.

Lumpfish

A fish comsisting of an ossified skeleton and the ventral fins united in a broad suctorial disk.

In the lungfish, the development of the air bladder as a lung is much more complete than others in the same group.

Lungfish

In the lungfish, the development of the air bladder as a lung is much more complete than others in the…

"Larva of Protopterus. e.g., external gills; Pc., pectoral fin; Pv., pelvic fin." -Thomson, 1916

African Lungfish Larva

"Larva of Protopterus. e.g., external gills; Pc., pectoral fin; Pv., pelvic fin." -Thomson, 1916

"Larva of Lepidosiren." -Thomson, 1916

South American Lungfish Larva

"Larva of Lepidosiren." -Thomson, 1916

"Lepidosiren showing (Pc.f.) pectoral fin and the tufted pelvic fin (Pv.f.) of the mature male." -Thomson, 1916

South American Lungfish

"Lepidosiren showing (Pc.f.) pectoral fin and the tufted pelvic fin (Pv.f.) of the mature male." -Thomson,…

The perch is typical of a large group of fishes, all of which have spiny rays. The perch is widely distributed in fresh-water lakes and streams.

Mackerel

The perch is typical of a large group of fishes, all of which have spiny rays. The perch is widely distributed…

The mackerel have forked tails and are fast swimmers. Theylive in the open ocean.

Mackerel

The mackerel have forked tails and are fast swimmers. Theylive in the open ocean.

An excellent food fish, widely distributed, and particularly abundant in the North Atlantic. It attains a length of from twelve to eighteen inches, weighing about two pounds.

Mackerel

An excellent food fish, widely distributed, and particularly abundant in the North Atlantic. It attains…

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. Most live offshore in the oceanic environment but a few, like the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), enter bays and can be caught near bridges and piers. Common features of mackerels are a slim, cylindrical shape (as opposed to the tunas which are deeper bodied) and numerous finlets on the dorsal and ventral sides behind the dorsal and anal fins. The scales are extremely small, if present. The largest species called "mackerel" is the king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) which can grow to 66 inches (1.68 m). A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at a time

Mackerel

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively,…

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. Most live offshore in the oceanic environment but a few, like the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), enter bays and can be caught near bridges and piers. Common features of mackerels are a slim, cylindrical shape (as opposed to the tunas which are deeper bodied) and numerous finlets on the dorsal and ventral sides behind the dorsal and anal fins. The scales are extremely small, if present. The largest species called "mackerel" is the king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) which can grow to 66 inches (1.68 m). A female mackerel lays about 500,000 eggs at a time

Mackerel

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively,…

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. They occur in all tropical and temperate seas. Most live offshore in the oceanic environment but a few, like the Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus), enter bays and can be caught near bridges and piers. Common features of mackerels are a slim, cylindrical shape (as opposed to the tunas which are deeper bodied) and numerous finlets on the dorsal and ventral sides behind the dorsal and anal fins.

Mackerel

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively,…

Lamniformes is an order of sharks, also known as mackerel sharks (which may also be used to refer to the sub-group of Lamniformes, Lamnidae). It includes some of the most familiar species of sharks, such as the great white shark, and some extremely rare types, such as the megamouth shark.

Mackerel Shark

Lamniformes is an order of sharks, also known as mackerel sharks (which may also be used to refer to…

The Atlantic Horse Mackerel or Scad (Trachurus trachurus) is a species of mackerel in the Carangidae family.

Atlantic Horse Mackerel

The Atlantic Horse Mackerel or Scad (Trachurus trachurus) is a species of mackerel in the Carangidae…

"Eaten both fresh and salted, and is caught in immense numbers in Europe and America. It is fourteen to twenty inches long, weighing from one to two pounds; the shape is elongated and spindle-like; the colors brilliant and beautiful." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common Mackerel

"Eaten both fresh and salted, and is caught in immense numbers in Europe and America. It is fourteen…

The Atlantic Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) is a migratory species of mackerel common to the Gulf of Mexico.

Atlantic Spanish Mackerel

The Atlantic Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) is a migratory species of mackerel common to…

"Is ten to eighteen inches long, pale grayish-brown, snout elongated into a point, skin like shagreen, with long scattering tubercles." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Bat Malthea

"Is ten to eighteen inches long, pale grayish-brown, snout elongated into a point, skin like shagreen,…

The manta ray (Manta birostris), is the largest of the rays, with the largest known specimen having been more than 7.6 m (about 25 ft) across, with a weight of about 2,300 kg (about 5,000 lbs). It ranges throughout all tropical waters of the world, typically around coral reefs. Mantas have been given a variety of common names, including Atlantic manta, Pacific manta, devilfish, and just manta. Some people just call all members of the family stingrays, though stingrays comprise a separate family of rays (Dasyatidae). Recent studies have discovered that what is called manta ray are at least two different species, one smaller local and one much larger and migratory.

Manta Ray

The manta ray (Manta birostris), is the largest of the rays, with the largest known specimen having…

A fish found in abundance off the Atlantic coast of North America, and often called whitefish, hardhead, and bony fish.

Menhaden

A fish found in abundance off the Atlantic coast of North America, and often called whitefish, hardhead,…

"The Minnow, <em>L. phoxinus</em> is one of the smallest of European fishes, seldom exceeding three inches in length; it inhabits rivers, brooks, and canals, is exceedingly prolific, and spawns in June." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Minnow

"The Minnow, L. phoxinus is one of the smallest of European fishes, seldom exceeding three…

A very small fresh-water fish, of several species.

Minnow

A very small fresh-water fish, of several species.

A fishw ith two dorsal fins, commonly found in the Pacific ocean.

Moonfish

A fishw ith two dorsal fins, commonly found in the Pacific ocean.

The mud fish is in the order Dipnoi. They resemble salamanders in the class Amphibia. (p) pectoral limbs; (v) ventral limbs.

Mudfish

The mud fish is in the order Dipnoi. They resemble salamanders in the class Amphibia. (p) pectoral limbs;…

"Ament-A kind of inflorescence consisting of unisexual apetalous flowers growing in the axils of scales or bracts ranged along a talk or axis."-Whitney, 1902

Mudfish

"Ament-A kind of inflorescence consisting of unisexual apetalous flowers growing in the axils of scales…

The common name of several species of fishes. They are found in freshwater bodies, in the lakes and rivers between the rocky Mountains and the Alleghanies, and also in several sections of South America, Africa, and Australia.

Mudfish

The common name of several species of fishes. They are found in freshwater bodies, in the lakes and…

Periophthalmus koelreuteri. PERIOPHTHALMUS, a remarkable genus of acanthopterous fishes, allied to the gobies. Their eyes protrude and are very mobile; their pectoral fins can be used as legs." -Hazeltine, 1894

Mudskipper

Periophthalmus koelreuteri. PERIOPHTHALMUS, a remarkable genus of acanthopterous fishes, allied to the…

The Longjaw Mudsucker (Gillichthys mirabilis) is a fish in the Gobiidae family of gobies.

Longjaw Mudsucker

The Longjaw Mudsucker (Gillichthys mirabilis) is a fish in the Gobiidae family of gobies.

"Mullet, known as Florida's "money fish" are caught in large quantities in Florida, particularly along the Gulf coast, and are good the year round. they range in size from 1 to 3 pounds, and are sold whole or fileted."

Mullet

"Mullet, known as Florida's "money fish" are caught in large quantities in Florida, particularly along…

"It is a small fish, common in Europe, and greatly esteemed for its delicacy. It is very active, and frequently escapes from the fishermen by leaping over the nets." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Gray Mullet

"It is a small fish, common in Europe, and greatly esteemed for its delicacy. It is very active, and…

"Mullus barbatus (Red Mullet), with thoracic ventral fins." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Red Mullet

"Mullus barbatus (Red Mullet), with thoracic ventral fins." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Weighs from two to six pounds; at some seasons it is abundant, and again it is scarce. It appears in the London markets throughout the year. It feeds at great depths, and is aided in its search for food by two long feeler depending from the lower jaw." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Striped Red Mullet

"Weighs from two to six pounds; at some seasons it is abundant, and again it is scarce. It appears in…

"A celebrated species, common in all parts of the Mediterranean, and occasionally met with on the coasts of Great Britain." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Muraena

"A celebrated species, common in all parts of the Mediterranean, and occasionally met with on the coasts…