126 illustrations of fish including: sailfish, salmon, sawfish, scabbard, scad, seahorse, seawolf, shad, shanny, shark, sheepshead, skate, smelt, snapper, soapfish, sole, sprat, stickleback, sturgeon, sucker, sunfish, surgeon fish, and swordfish

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…

A genus of eels, family Murraenidae. It inhabits the depths of the Atlantic, is of a perfectly black color, is sometimes 9 feet in length, but seldom met with.

Saccopharynx

A genus of eels, family Murraenidae. It inhabits the depths of the Atlantic, is of a perfectly black…

"These are little fish-like animals furnished with one or two fin-like organs on the body and a broad and usually bilobed caudal-fin. they are of small size and swim with great rapidity. They have hitherto been found principally in the North Sea and in the Mediterranean. The name of <em>Sagitta</em>, given to these animals, refers to their arrow-like appearance." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sagitta

"These are little fish-like animals furnished with one or two fin-like organs on the body and a broad…

A blue or gray fish with a distinctive sail&mdash;like dorsal fin.

Sailfish

A blue or gray fish with a distinctive sail—like dorsal fin.

Salmon, several species of fish belonging to the trout family and ascending rivers to spawn.

Salmon

Salmon, several species of fish belonging to the trout family and ascending rivers to spawn.

The salmon is well known both from its commercial importance and from its remarkable migrations up rivers to spawn.

Salmon

The salmon is well known both from its commercial importance and from its remarkable migrations up rivers…

A male salmon.

Salmon

A male salmon.

"The salmon two to four feet long, and weighs ten to twelve pounds, though it has been taken of eights andd even a hundred pounds. The form is long and oval, the scales moderately thin, oval, and rather easily detached; the teeth numerous, sharp and incurved; branchial rays twelve, color above blueish-black, tinged with gray; beneath silvery white." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Salmon

"The salmon two to four feet long, and weighs ten to twelve pounds, though it has been taken of eights…

"The Salmon is a well-known fish, inhabiting both salt and fresh waters, and ranking prominent among the food fishes of the United States and other countries. It generally attains a length of from three to four feet, and an average weight of from 12 to 30 pounds. In the fall the salmon ascends rivers for the purpose of spawning, and often encounters obstacles. In many streams they are assisted by structures known as 'salmon ladders.'"&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Salmon

"The Salmon is a well-known fish, inhabiting both salt and fresh waters, and ranking prominent among…

The common name of a class of food fishes belonging to the genus salmo. They are common to both salt fresh waters, and are particularly abundant in the North Atlantic. There are a number of well-known species, all of which are among the most important marketable fishes, but those of the North Atlantic are most widely distributed, ranging north of New york in North America and north of Spain in Europe.

Salmon

The common name of a class of food fishes belonging to the genus salmo. They are common to both salt…

"Salmo salar (Salmon), with abdominal ventral fins." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Salmon

"Salmo salar (Salmon), with abdominal ventral fins." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"The salmon swimming leisurely. The body, it will be observed, is bent in two curves, one occurring towards the head, the other towards the tail. The shape of the salmon is admirably adapted for cleaving the water."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1857

Salmon

"The salmon swimming leisurely. The body, it will be observed, is bent in two curves, one occurring…

A several salmon and trout on a beach, next to a basket.

Salmon and Trout

A several salmon and trout on a beach, next to a basket.

"The Salmon is a well-known fish, inhabiting both salt and fresh waters, and ranking prominent among the food fishes of the United States and other countries. It generally attains a length of from three to four feet, and an average weight of from 12 to 30 pounds. In the fall the salmon ascends rivers for the purpose of spawning, and often encounters obstacles. In many streams they are assisted by structures known as 'salmon ladders.'"&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Salmon Ladder

"The Salmon is a well-known fish, inhabiting both salt and fresh waters, and ranking prominent among…

A migratory fish. Returns to its birth place to lay and hatch eggs.

Atlantic Salmon

A migratory fish. Returns to its birth place to lay and hatch eggs.

Picture of a California salmon.

California Salmon

Picture of a California salmon.

A migratory fish. Returns to its birth place to lay and hatch eggs.

California Salmon

A migratory fish. Returns to its birth place to lay and hatch eggs.

A female salmon after spawning.

Female Salmon

A female salmon after spawning.

Picture of an Atlantic salmon.

Atlantic Salmon

Picture of an Atlantic salmon.

Trichodon trichodon is a species of fish in the Gonorynchidae family.

Sandfish

Trichodon trichodon is a species of fish in the Gonorynchidae family.

The Californian Sardine (Sardinella carulea) is a small fish related to the herring.

Californian Sardine

The Californian Sardine (Sardinella carulea) is a small fish related to the herring.

"One of a family of ganoid fishes including the lepidosteids and various extinct forms." -Whitney, 1911

Sauroid

"One of a family of ganoid fishes including the lepidosteids and various extinct forms." -Whitney, 1911

"Saurus undosquamis, a Malacoptorgian with anterior soft dorsal and additional adipose fin." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Saurus Undosquamis

"Saurus undosquamis, a Malacoptorgian with anterior soft dorsal and additional adipose fin." —…

The saury or skipper (Scomberesox saurus) is a tropical fish known for jumping and skimming the water.

Saury

The saury or skipper (Scomberesox saurus) is a tropical fish known for jumping and skimming the water.

A genus of fish bearing resemblance both to the sharks and rays, and distinguished by having a long beak or snout. They attain a length of from ten to twenty feet, and may be counted among the most savage of fish.

Sawfish

A genus of fish bearing resemblance both to the sharks and rays, and distinguished by having a long…

A fish related to sharks and rays. Their most distinguishing appearance is a long, toothy snout.

Sawfish

A fish related to sharks and rays. Their most distinguishing appearance is a long, toothy snout.

"Four to six feet long, and swims with great swiftness: the skin is smooth, except a few scales in place of the ventral fins." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Scabbard

"Four to six feet long, and swims with great swiftness: the skin is smooth, except a few scales in place…

The silver scabbardfish (Lepidopus caudatus) is a cutlassfish in the Trichiuridae family.

Silver Scabbardfish

The silver scabbardfish (Lepidopus caudatus) is a cutlassfish in the Trichiuridae family.

"Fifteen to twenty inches long; caught in great numbers on the coast of Ireland, and common on the British coast; also in the Mediterranean. It resmebles the common mackerel, but is much inferior, and hence is called <em>horse-mackerel</em>." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Scad

"Fifteen to twenty inches long; caught in great numbers on the coast of Ireland, and common on the British…

The spotted scat (Scatophagus argus) is a small fish native to the western Pacific Ocean.

Spotted Scat

The spotted scat (Scatophagus argus) is a small fish native to the western Pacific Ocean.

The California Scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) is a rockfish named for the sting of its dorsal spines.

California Scorpionfish

The California Scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) is a rockfish named for the sting of its dorsal spines.

The Daddy Sculpin (Myoxocephalus groenlandicus) is a small coastal fish of Northern Europe. It is also known as the Father Lasher and has the synonym Myoxocephalus scorpius.

Daddy Sculpin

The Daddy Sculpin (Myoxocephalus groenlandicus) is a small coastal fish of Northern Europe. It is also…

The Slim Sculpin (Radulinus asprellus) is a fish in the Cottidae family of common sculpins.

slim sculpin

The Slim Sculpin (Radulinus asprellus) is a fish in the Cottidae family of common sculpins.

The scup (Stenotomus chrysops) is a fish common in the Atlantic Ocean. it is in the Sparidae family of breams or porgies.

Scup

The scup (Stenotomus chrysops) is a fish common in the Atlantic Ocean. it is in the Sparidae family…

An illustration of a male sea horse with its young. Male sea horses carry the fertilized eggs and carry them for about four weeks and then releases the fry. These young are susceptible to prey and not many survive however, their survival rate is higher then most fish species.

Sea Horse

An illustration of a male sea horse with its young. Male sea horses carry the fertilized eggs and carry…

The Sea horse is a remarkable fish found near our South American coasts. It belongs to the singular order known as Lophobranch.

The Sea horse

The Sea horse is a remarkable fish found near our South American coasts. It belongs to the singular…

"Have a large air-bladder, which they inflate by swallowing air, till they appear almost like balls. They are also covered with spines which they erect at will." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sea Porcupine

"Have a large air-bladder, which they inflate by swallowing air, till they appear almost like balls.…

The Sea Raven (Hemitripterus americanus) is a bottom-dwelling fish that is common in the north of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Sea Raven

The Sea Raven (Hemitripterus americanus) is a bottom-dwelling fish that is common in the north of the…

The Northern Sea Robin (Prionotus carolinus) is a species of bottom feeders of the Triglidae family.

Northern Sea Robin

The Northern Sea Robin (Prionotus carolinus) is a species of bottom feeders of the Triglidae family.

"Is five to eight inches long; is very voracious, swims rapidly, and si found under stones and sea-weed along the European shores. They are often caught in trawl-nets, but are of no value, on account of their sharp spines they are carefully handled; common in European and American waters." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sea Scorpion

"Is five to eight inches long; is very voracious, swims rapidly, and si found under stones and sea-weed…

An illustration of a black seadevil with a fish in its stomach. Black seadevils are small, deep-sea lophiiform fish comprising the family Melanocetidae. There are five known species (with only two given common names), all within the genus Melanocetus. They are found in tropical to temperate waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean, with one species known only from the Ross Sea.

Black Sea Devil with Fish in Stomach

An illustration of a black seadevil with a fish in its stomach. Black seadevils are small, deep-sea…

The seahorse is the only fish as yet known to have a prehensile tail. It has been found in the Hudson River of this country, about five or six inches in length, (Hooker, 1882).

Seahorse

The seahorse is the only fish as yet known to have a prehensile tail. It has been found in the Hudson…

A typical sea horse with its tail wrapped around a branch.

Seahorse

A typical sea horse with its tail wrapped around a branch.

"These animals have a head of the shape of a horse, and a long tail without any fin, but which is used by the fish to lay hold of sea-weed and other objects' &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Seahorse

"These animals have a head of the shape of a horse, and a long tail without any fin, but which is used…

A seahorse

Seahorse

A seahorse

"A sea-horse, Phyllopteryx eques." &mdash; Galloway

Seahorse

"A sea-horse, Phyllopteryx eques." — Galloway

Seahorses are a genus (Hippocampus) of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and leafy sea dragons. There are over 32 species of seahorse, mainly found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. They prefer to live in sheltered areas such as sea grass beds, coral reefs, or mangroves.

Seahorse

Seahorses are a genus (Hippocampus) of fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes…

The sea horse rarely grows larger than 4 inches.

The Seahorse (Hippocampus Brevirostris)

The sea horse rarely grows larger than 4 inches.

The short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) is a species of fish of the Syngnathidae family.

Short-Snouted Seahorse

The short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) is a species of fish of the Syngnathidae family.

"Three to seven feet long, agreeing with the gobies in the abscence of the air-bladder; the pectoral fin large; the mouth large and armed with enormous acute fangs." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Seawolf

"Three to seven feet long, agreeing with the gobies in the abscence of the air-bladder; the pectoral…

"A genus of blenniod fishes, typical of the family Annarrhichadid&aelig;."-Whitney, 1902

Seawolf

"A genus of blenniod fishes, typical of the family Annarrhichadidæ."-Whitney, 1902

"Common in the Mediterranean, and occaisionally found on the shores of Northern Europe, it weighs from twenty to forty pounds, its flesh is in some estimation as food." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Dusky Serranus

"Common in the Mediterranean, and occaisionally found on the shores of Northern Europe, it weighs from…

A picture of a Shad fish.

Shad

A picture of a Shad fish.

"Shad is the popular name of three anadromous fishes of the genus Clupea: (1) The allice or European shad. (2) The American shad, an important food fish, abundant on the Atlantic coast of America, and in some of the American rivers. It spawns in fresh water. Great quantities are salted. (3) The Twaite shad, common on the coasts of Europe, ascending rivers; abundant in the Nile. The flesh is coarser than that of the allice shad."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Shad

"Shad is the popular name of three anadromous fishes of the genus Clupea: (1) The allice or European…

A genus of fish of the herring family, but differing from the herrings proper in having a longer and deeper body, and notches in the upper jaw. Writers have described a number of species that are more or less widely distributed, and all are esteemed for food.

Shad

A genus of fish of the herring family, but differing from the herrings proper in having a longer and…

The American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) is an anadromous fish in the Clupeidae family of herrings, shads, sardines, hilsa, and menhadens.

American Shad

The American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) is an anadromous fish in the Clupeidae family of herrings, shads,…

The American Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) is a fish in the Clupeidae family of herrings.

American Gizzard Shad

The American Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) is a fish in the Clupeidae family of herrings.

"Is twelve or thirteen inches in length, the flesh is dry and tasteless; nevertheless it is somewhat extensively eaten." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Twaite Shad

"Is twelve or thirteen inches in length, the flesh is dry and tasteless; nevertheless it is somewhat…

The Shad-Waiter (Coregonus quadrilateralis) is a whitefish in the Salmonidae family of salmon.

Shad-Waiter

The Shad-Waiter (Coregonus quadrilateralis) is a whitefish in the Salmonidae family of salmon.

"A very curious species, five sinches long, remarkable for creeping out of the water with their pectoral fins and hiding themselves in holes among the rocks, where they remain till the return of the tide; it is said they can live out of water for thirty hours, they immediately die, however, upon being put in fresh water." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Shanny

"A very curious species, five sinches long, remarkable for creeping out of the water with their pectoral…