62 illustrations of fish including: oarfish, opah, paddlefish, parr, perch, pickerel, pike, pilchard, pilotfish, pimelodus, pipefish, piper, plaice, plesiops, pogge, pole, pollack, pomfret, pompano, porgy, pout, priestfish, and pufferfish

An elongated fish living in temperate to tropical water. Rarely seen.

Oarfish

An elongated fish living in temperate to tropical water. Rarely seen.

"A beautiful and rare species, found on the European coasts." — Goodrich, 1859

Opah

"A beautiful and rare species, found on the European coasts." — Goodrich, 1859

"Nine inches long; color above ash-gray." — Goodrich, 1859

Ophidium

"Nine inches long; color above ash-gray." — Goodrich, 1859

A fish with an extended snout far beyond its mouth. Grows up to 18 feet in length.

Chinese Paddlefish

A fish with an extended snout far beyond its mouth. Grows up to 18 feet in length.

The Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) is a labyrinth fish in the Osphronemidae family of gouramies.

Paradise Fish

The Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) is a labyrinth fish in the Osphronemidae family of gouramies.

"Found in European waters, and being marked on the back by transverse dusky bars very similar to those of young salmon, has been held by many person to be young salmon in fact." — Goodrich, 1859

Parr

"Found in European waters, and being marked on the back by transverse dusky bars very similar to those…

"An embiotocoid fish, with small scales, uniserial and jaw teeth, and lip free and deeply cut along its margin."-Whitney, 1902

Perch

"An embiotocoid fish, with small scales, uniserial and jaw teeth, and lip free and deeply cut along…

A genus of fish including many species, and found widely distributed both in salt and fresh water. They are especially abundant in the northern part of the United States and Canada, and are found in the ponds, rivers, and lakes of nothern Eurasia and off the coast of these and other regions.

Perch

A genus of fish including many species, and found widely distributed both in salt and fresh water. They…

"Fins of Common Perch. D, first dorsal; D', second dorsal; P, pectoral; V, ventral; A, anal; C, caudal." -Whitney, 1911

Fins of Common Perch

"Fins of Common Perch. D, first dorsal; D', second dorsal; P, pectoral; V, ventral; A, anal; C, caudal."…

A food fish.

Blue Surf Perch

A food fish.

"A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, type of the family Anabantidæ."-Whitney, 1902

Climbing Perch

"A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, type of the family Anabantidæ."-Whitney, 1902

The Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the climbing gouramies or climbing perches. As labyrinth fishes, they possess a labyrinth organ, a structure in the fish's head which allows them to breathe atmospheric oxygen. Fish of this family are commonly seen gulping at air at the surface of the water; which then passes out of their gills or mouth when they dive beneath the surface

Climbing Perch

The Anabantidae are a family of perciform fish commonly called the climbing gouramies or climbing perches.…

"One of the best and handsomest of the freshwater fishes of that quarter of the globe." — Goodrich, 1859

European Perch

"One of the best and handsomest of the freshwater fishes of that quarter of the globe." — Goodrich,…

A Pike Perch fish.

Pike Perch

A Pike Perch fish.

A fish with elongated form, subconical head, and sharp canines mixed with the villiform teeth from the jaws and palate.

Pike Perch

A fish with elongated form, subconical head, and sharp canines mixed with the villiform teeth from the…

This fish is of a dark olive color heavily dotted with black, and has two dark bars at the base of the caudal fin.

Pirate Perch

This fish is of a dark olive color heavily dotted with black, and has two dark bars at the base of the…

A surf fish

Surfperch

A surf fish

This is an illustration of the Yellow Perch. A perch is a freshwater bony fish belonging to the family Osteichthyes.

Yellow Perch

This is an illustration of the Yellow Perch. A perch is a freshwater bony fish belonging to the family…

"Is from one to three feet long, and is found in most of the lakes, ponds, and rivers of the Middle and Eastern States." — Goodrich, 1859

Pickerel

"Is from one to three feet long, and is found in most of the lakes, ponds, and rivers of the Middle…

A small and white cockerel fish.

Pond Pickerel

A small and white cockerel fish.

A genus of fishes found in the freshwater bodies of America and Eurasia. Most species have a long body and flat back, and taper toward the tail with more than ordinary abruptness. Cycloid scales cover the body. The mouth is large, with the lower jaw projecting, and there is a large and powerful array of teeth.

Pike

A genus of fishes found in the freshwater bodies of America and Eurasia. Most species have a long body…

A fish so called from its long slender shape and pointed snout.

Pike

A fish so called from its long slender shape and pointed snout.

"It is strong, fierce, and active, swims rapidly, and occasionally darts along with the swiftness of an arrow." — Goodrich, 1859

European Pike

"It is strong, fierce, and active, swims rapidly, and occasionally darts along with the swiftness of…

"From one to two feet long, swims in vast shoals, and when chased by the porpoise leaps to the height of six or seven feet out of water." — Goodrich, 1859

Saury Pike

"From one to two feet long, swims in vast shoals, and when chased by the porpoise leaps to the height…

"Is eight to eleven inches long; it resembles the herring, but is smaller, and at the same time thicker." — Goodrich, 1859

Pilchard

"Is eight to eleven inches long; it resembles the herring, but is smaller, and at the same time thicker."…

A fish resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder, with the under jaw shorter, the back more elevated, the belly less sharp, and the mouth edentulous.

Pilchard

A fish resembling the herring, but thicker and rounder, with the under jaw shorter, the back more elevated,…

"The pilot fish attains a length of about one foot. It is somewhat of the mackerel form, of a silver-gray color, blueish on the back, and adorned with five dark blue bands, which go out the Atlantic, and is said to be occasioinally seen on our coasts." — Goodrich, 1859

Pilotfish

"The pilot fish attains a length of about one foot. It is somewhat of the mackerel form, of a silver-gray…

A fat fish.

Pimelodus

A fat fish.

"Have a long, eel-like body, with the jaws united forming a tube nearly cylindrical. The eggs of the female are cast by her into a sort of false belly belonging to the male, and situated near the tial; here they are hatched, and here they occaisionally take refuge like young opossums!" — Goodrich, 1859

Pipefish

"Have a long, eel-like body, with the jaws united forming a tube nearly cylindrical. The eggs of the…

"The tube of the muzzle is long and flat, and from the caudal fin springs a terminal filament nearly as long as the body. This species of pipe-fish is common around the Antilles."

The Pipefish (Fistularia Tabacaria)

"The tube of the muzzle is long and flat, and from the caudal fin springs a terminal filament nearly…

"The Pipe-fish has the head small, the snout long, nearly cylindrical, slightly raised at the end. The fish is about twenty inches long."

The Pipefish (Syngnathus acus)

"The Pipe-fish has the head small, the snout long, nearly cylindrical, slightly raised at the end. The…

A fish with a long body and slender jaws.

Great Pipefish

A fish with a long body and slender jaws.

A fish with a long body and slender jaws.

Massachusetts Pipefish

A fish with a long body and slender jaws.

A species of gurnard.

Piper

A species of gurnard.

The Piraya Piranha or Caribe (Pygocentrus piraya) is a species of piranha in the Characidae family.

Piraya Piranha

The Piraya Piranha or Caribe (Pygocentrus piraya) is a species of piranha in the Characidae family.

"Weighing six to twelve pounds; it feeds on mollusca, crustacea, and young fish; inhabits sandy banks and muddy grounds in the seal is sometime staken with hooks and sometimes with spears, though more generally with trawl-nets." — Goodrich, 1859

Plaice

"Weighing six to twelve pounds; it feeds on mollusca, crustacea, and young fish; inhabits sandy banks…

An asymetrical fish that live sup to 200m below the surface.

Common Plaice

An asymetrical fish that live sup to 200m below the surface.

A fish.

Plesiops

A fish.

A cottoid fish, the armed bullhead.

Pogge

A cottoid fish, the armed bullhead.

"Is fifteen to twenty inches long; color yellowish-brown; found on the European coasts; rare in England." — Goodrich, 1859

Pole

"Is fifteen to twenty inches long; color yellowish-brown; found on the European coasts; rare in England."…

"A frolicsome fish, constantly splashing in the water, ad biting keenly at the hood; it is twelve to twenty-four inches long, and the young resemble the whiting." — Goodrich, 1859

Pollack

"A frolicsome fish, constantly splashing in the water, ad biting keenly at the hood; it is twelve to…

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

Polyodon Osseus

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

"Larva of Polypterus. e.g., Large external gill of the hyoid arch; Pc., pectoral fins; Pv., pelvic fins. The larva is drawn in a very characteristic attitude." -Thomson, 1916

Polypterus

"Larva of Polypterus. e.g., Large external gill of the hyoid arch; Pc., pectoral fins; Pv., pelvic fins.…

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

Polypterus Bichir

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

A fish that lives in tropical seas.

Pomacentridae

A fish that lives in tropical seas.

A fish that lives in tropical seas.

Pomacentrus

A fish that lives in tropical seas.

The Atlantic Pomfret (Brama brama) is a fish in the Bramidae family of pomfrets. Its synonyms and other common names include: sea-bream, Brama rays, Brama australis, Southern rays bream and Ray's Bream.

Atlantic Pomfret

The Atlantic Pomfret (Brama brama) is a fish in the Bramidae family of pomfrets. Its synonyms and other…

A fish with no spines in its anal and dorsal fins.

White Pomfret

A fish with no spines in its anal and dorsal fins.

"Pompano is considered Florida's "Fish de luxe" and commands the highest price. The fish is delicate and especially fine-flavored."

Pompano

"Pompano is considered Florida's "Fish de luxe" and commands the highest price. The fish is delicate…

A fish with a blunt snout and fins free of spines. Color is uniformly blueish above without dark bands or black on the vertical fins, and silvery or golden on the sides.

Common Pompano

A fish with a blunt snout and fins free of spines. Color is uniformly blueish above without dark bands…

A pompano with a high rounded back, rather large and smooth scales, and a nearly double dorsal, the anterior part of which has nine spines.

Indian Pompano

A pompano with a high rounded back, rather large and smooth scales, and a nearly double dorsal, the…

The Common Ponyfish (Leiognathus equulus) is a species of ponyfish in the Leiognathidae family.

Common Ponyfish

The Common Ponyfish (Leiognathus equulus) is a species of ponyfish in the Leiognathidae family.

"Six feet long, and derriving its name from a resemblence of form to the porpoise. Common in European seas" — Goodrich, 1859

Porbeagle

"Six feet long, and derriving its name from a resemblence of form to the porpoise. Common in European…

A fish with many small spikes that blows itself into a globular shape by swallowing air.

Sea Porcupine

A fish with many small spikes that blows itself into a globular shape by swallowing air.

A fish native to the Mediterranean and Alantic waters. Usually silver in color and rosy on its back.

Porgy

A fish native to the Mediterranean and Alantic waters. Usually silver in color and rosy on its back.

A type of fish with swollen or inflated parts.

Horn Pout

A type of fish with swollen or inflated parts.

A type of fish with swollen or inflated parts.

Horn Pout

A type of fish with swollen or inflated parts.

It is of a slaty-black color, paler below, and attains a length of a foot or more.

Priestfish

It is of a slaty-black color, paler below, and attains a length of a foot or more.

Pterichthys cornutus, an armored fish of the Devonian period.

Pterichthys cornutus

Pterichthys cornutus, an armored fish of the Devonian period.

The prehistoric armored fish, Pterichthys milleri.

Pterichthys Milleri

The prehistoric armored fish, Pterichthys milleri.