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

"Theses are at once distinguished by their elongated, spindle-shaped bodies, their branchial apertures placed on the sides of the neck, and their pectoral fins of the ordinary form and position. The symmetrical tail is large and fleshy, furnished with powerful fins, which render it a most efficient agent in progression; the nost is usually conical and pointed, the mouth large, and armed with most formidable, cutting teeth, and the upper surface of the head is frequently furnished with a pair of spiracles, although these apertures are often wanting." — Goodrich, 1859

Shark

"Theses are at once distinguished by their elongated, spindle-shaped bodies, their branchial apertures…

An extensive genus of fishes of the ray family, found widely distributed in the ocean, but most abundantly within the tropics. The body is elongated in most species, the tail thick and fleshy, and the teeth are generally large, sharp, and formed for cutting.

Shark

An extensive genus of fishes of the ray family, found widely distributed in the ocean, but most abundantly…

The Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo) is a small shark in the Sphyrnidae family of hammerheads.

Bonnethead Shark

The Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo) is a small shark in the Sphyrnidae family of hammerheads.

The Bramble Shark (Echinorhinus brucus) is a species of shark distinguished by its thorn-like denticles or spiny scales.

Bramble Shark

The Bramble Shark (Echinorhinus brucus) is a species of shark distinguished by its thorn-like denticles…

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a large shark found in all major oceans.

Great White Shark

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a large shark found in all major oceans.

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a large shark in the Lamnidae family of mackerel and white sharks.

Great White Shark

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a large shark in the Lamnidae family of mackerel and…

"Having a body like other sharks, but with a double snout like a double-headed hammer, and having an eye in the middle of each extremity; it is very voracious, and from twelve to twenty feet long." — Goodrich, 1859

Hammerhead Shark

"Having a body like other sharks, but with a double snout like a double-headed hammer, and having an…

The eight species of hammerhead range from 2-6m long, and all species have projections on both sides of the head that give it a resemblance to a flattened hammer.

Hammerhead Shark

The eight species of hammerhead range from 2-6m long, and all species have projections on both sides…

The Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) is a species in the Heerodontidae family of bullhead sharks.

Port Jackson Shark

The Port Jackson shark (Heterodontus portusjacksoni) is a species in the Heerodontidae family of bullhead…

"Is twelve to eighteen feet long, the tail nearly as long as the body; it uses this member for attacking other animals by its powerful strokes." — Goodrich, 1859

Thresher Shark

"Is twelve to eighteen feet long, the tail nearly as long as the body; it uses this member for attacking…

"Thresher-Shark (Alopias vulpes)."-Whitney, 1902

Thresher Shark

"Thresher-Shark (Alopias vulpes)."-Whitney, 1902

Sharks belong to the Chondrichthyes family.

White Shark

Sharks belong to the Chondrichthyes family.

"Has the body elongated, swims with great ease, measures from fifteen to twenty feet, is extremely voracious, and has been known to swallow the entire body of a man." — Goodrich, 1859

White Shark

"Has the body elongated, swims with great ease, measures from fifteen to twenty feet, is extremely voracious,…

An exceptionally big lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans.

White Shark

An exceptionally big lamniform shark found in coastal surface waters in all major oceans.

Sheatfishes or freshwater catfishes are a family (Siluridae) of catfishes (order Siluriformes). There are about 100 living species of silurids.

Sheatfish

Sheatfishes or freshwater catfishes are a family (Siluridae) of catfishes (order Siluriformes). There…

The California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) is a fish in the Labridae family of wrasses.

California Sheephead

The California Sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher) is a fish in the Labridae family of wrasses.

Sheepshead.

Sheepshead

Sheepshead.

The Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) is a fish in the Sparidae family of breams and porgies.

Sheepshead

The Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) is a fish in the Sparidae family of breams and porgies.

The Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) is a fish in the Cyprinidae family of carps and minnows, and is commonly used as bait.

Golden Shiner

The Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) is a fish in the Cyprinidae family of carps and minnows,…

"It sometimes attains the length of six feet, and the weight of three hundred pounds. It is a slow and sluggish fish, lying in wait for its prey in holes and muddy bottoms." — Goodrich, 1859

Sly Silurus

"It sometimes attains the length of six feet, and the weight of three hundred pounds. It is a slow and…

The Atlantic Silverside (Menidia menidia) is a common fish in the Atherinopsidae family of neotropical silversides.

Atlantic Silverside

The Atlantic Silverside (Menidia menidia) is a common fish in the Atherinopsidae family of neotropical…

Common skate (ray). The skates and rays have a broad body, partly due to the merging of the body into the large, horizontally flattened pectoral fins.

Skate

Common skate (ray). The skates and rays have a broad body, partly due to the merging of the body into…

"It is very voracious, and grows to large size. Found in the European and American waters" — Goodrich, 1859

Skate

"It is very voracious, and grows to large size. Found in the European and American waters" — Goodrich,…

"Skate is the popular name for any individual of a section of the genus Raia, differing from the rays proper in having a long pointed snout."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Skate

"Skate is the popular name for any individual of a section of the genus Raia, differing from the rays…

"Skate, a common name for several species of the genus Raia. The members of this genus are characterized by the two dorsal fins on the tails and the absence of a tail spine, and by the pelvic fins being deeply notched."—Finley, 1917

Common Skate

"Skate, a common name for several species of the genus Raia. The members of this genus are characterized…

"Young skate. The yolk-sac has been cut off, the yolk-stalk is left. m., Mouth; ol.o., nostril, e.g. "external gills", a., cloaca; c., claspers." -Thomson, 1916

Young Skate

"Young skate. The yolk-sac has been cut off, the yolk-stalk is left. m., Mouth; ol.o., nostril, e.g.…

"Common in Europe, called <em>Spirling</em> and <em>Sparling</em> in Scotland; it inhabits the rivers the greater part of the year, that is, from August to May." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Smelt

"Common in Europe, called Spirling and Sparling in Scotland; it inhabits the rivers…

The Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) is a North American fish in the Osmeridae family of smelts named for its brilliant colors.

Rainbow Smelt

The Rainbow Smelt (Osmerus mordax) is a North American fish in the Osmeridae family of smelts named…

"Five or six inches long; it is esteemed for the table, and resembles the common smelt in flavor; found in European waters." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sand Smelt

"Five or six inches long; it is esteemed for the table, and resembles the common smelt in flavor; found…

The Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris) is a colorful fish in the Lutjanidae family of snappers.

Lane Snapper

The Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris) is a colorful fish in the Lutjanidae family of snappers.

"The Florida or Pensacola red snapper is it is commercially known, because that city is headquarters for the snapper fleet which produces nearly half the red snappers sold in the United States, is among the State's noted food dishes."

Red Snapper

"The Florida or Pensacola red snapper is it is commercially known, because that city is headquarters…

The Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) is a North American and Atlantic fish in the Lutjanidae family of snappers.

Vermilion Snapper

The Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) is a North American and Atlantic fish in the Lutjanidae…

A fish with a soapy skin.

Soapfish

A fish with a soapy skin.

"Sole (Solea vulgaris) is a marine fish belonging to the flat fishes, of an oblong or oval form. These fish abound on all the coasts of Europe, except the most N. where the bottom is sandy. They furnish a whole-some and delicious article of food. The name is given in America to flounders, somewhat resembling the true sole in form. The sole is at its worst from February to the end of March, this being the spawning season."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sole

"Sole (Solea vulgaris) is a marine fish belonging to the flat fishes, of an oblong or oval form. These…

"Ten to twenty inches long, and weighing from on to ten pounds; it inhabits sandy shores in deep water, being taken by the trawl-net, and not by the hook." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Common Sole

"Ten to twenty inches long, and weighing from on to ten pounds; it inhabits sandy shores in deep water,…

"Seldom exceeds four or five inches in length. Is is sometimes called the <em>Scald-Fish</em>.

Smooth Sole

"Seldom exceeds four or five inches in length. Is is sometimes called the Scald-Fish.

"Is six inches long, and inferior to the herring in flavor; still immense numbers of it are taken along the European coasts." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sprat

"Is six inches long, and inferior to the herring in flavor; still immense numbers of it are taken along…

"Sprat, (<em>Clupra sprattus</em>), a fish of the herring family, abundant on the coasts of Great Britain."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Sprat

"Sprat, (Clupra sprattus), a fish of the herring family, abundant on the coasts of Great Britain."—Finley,…

"Three inches long, is found in both salt and fresh water. It so abounds in the sluggish steams and pools of the Lincolnshire fens of England, that it is sometimes used for manure." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Stickleback

"Three inches long, is found in both salt and fresh water. It so abounds in the sluggish steams and…

The three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, common in Northern Temperate Climates around the world including Europe, Alaska, and Japan and colloquially known in United Kingdom as the "tiddler", or "sprick". In Southern Ireland they are commonly known as "pinkeens" due to the reddish colour of the male three spined stickleback's throat during breathing season.

Stickleback

The three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus, common in Northern Temperate Climates…

"Five to eight inches long. It is very voracious, and one six inches long being put into a pail of water with an eel three inches long, immediately swallowed all but the tail; it was obliged, however, after a short time to disgorge it in a half-digested state." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Fifteen-Spined Stickleback

"Five to eight inches long. It is very voracious, and one six inches long being put into a pail of water…

"A few fish, however, form a sort of nest for the protection of their eggs and young; and in some instances, the male remains as a guard over the fry until they have acquired sufficient strength and agility to venture forth into the world. The little sticklebacks, common in ponds, furnish and interesting example of the exercise in this instinct" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sticklebacks and Nest

"A few fish, however, form a sort of nest for the protection of their eggs and young; and in some instances,…

The sturgeon, although a cartilaginous fish, has externally rows of bony plates. Almost every part of it is used, i.e. caviar from the roe.

Sturgeon

The sturgeon, although a cartilaginous fish, has externally rows of bony plates. Almost every part of…

the sturgeon has a cylindrical body covered by rhomboidal bony scales that are coated with enamel, making a strong and complete armor.

Sturgeon

the sturgeon has a cylindrical body covered by rhomboidal bony scales that are coated with enamel, making…

"These have an elongated body, and a funnel-shaped and protrusible mouth, without teeth, places on the under side of the head" &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sturgeon

"These have an elongated body, and a funnel-shaped and protrusible mouth, without teeth, places on the…

A genus of ganoid fishes, having five rows of bony shields and four barbels in a transverse row before the small tubeless mouth.

Sturgeon

A genus of ganoid fishes, having five rows of bony shields and four barbels in a transverse row before…

"Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio). Note the elongated snout, the barbules bounding the ventral mouth, the operculum covering the gills, the rows of bony scutes, the markedly heterocercal tail." -Thomson, 1916

Sturgeon

"Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio). Note the elongated snout, the barbules bounding the ventral mouth, the…

Sturgeon is the common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including the genera Acipenser, Huso, Scaphirhynchus and Pseudoscaphirhynchus. One of the oldest families of bony fish in existence, they are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America. They are distinctive for their elongated bodies, lack of scales, and occasional great size: Sturgeons ranging from 7&ndash;12 feet (2-3&frac12 m) in length are common, and some species grow up to 18 feet (5.5 m). Most sturgeons are anadromous bottom-feeders, spawning upstream and feeding in river deltas and estuaries. While some are entirely freshwater, very few venture into the open ocean beyond near coastal areas.

Sturgeon

Sturgeon is the common name used for some 26 species of fish in the family Acipenseridae, including…

The Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) is a freshwater fish in the Acipenseridae family of sturgeons.

Shovelnose Sturgeon

The Shovelnose Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus) is a freshwater fish in the Acipenseridae family…

A genus of soft-rayed fishes of the carp family, having the mouth usually protractile, with thick and fleshy lips adapted for sucking in food.

Sucker

A genus of soft-rayed fishes of the carp family, having the mouth usually protractile, with thick and…

A catostomine fish with the air bladder dvided into two parts and no lateral line.

Chub Sucker

A catostomine fish with the air bladder dvided into two parts and no lateral line.

A tropical fish that attaches to large marine mammals.

Suckerfish

A tropical fish that attaches to large marine mammals.

A fish with a brownish color above, the sides and belly silvery, the lower fins tinged with orange.

Hair Lip Suckers

A fish with a brownish color above, the sides and belly silvery, the lower fins tinged with orange.

A genus of marine fishes of the diodon family. They are so called from the compressed form of the body, and because of their habit of coming to the surface when the sun shines.

Sunfish

A genus of marine fishes of the diodon family. They are so called from the compressed form of the body,…

Small in size in North America, the sunfish is Native on the east coast and is red or orange in color. The oceanic variety is several feet in length.

Sunfish

Small in size in North America, the sunfish is Native on the east coast and is red or orange in color.…

"A species with which we do not often meet with in this country."

Sunfish (Orthagoriscus Mola)

"A species with which we do not often meet with in this country."

"Almost of a circular form, with long dorsal and anal fins, projecting like handles from its inder parts. It attains a great size, sometimes as much as four or five hundred pounds' wright, and measures four or five feet in length." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Short Sunfish

"Almost of a circular form, with long dorsal and anal fins, projecting like handles from its inder parts.…

"Surgeon-fish is a popular name for any species of the genus Acanthurus, from the sharp, erectile, lancet-shaped spine with which each side of the tail is armed. In the early stages of their growth these fish are so different from the fully-developed individuals, that for some time the young fish were placed in a separate genus."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Surgeon Fish

"Surgeon-fish is a popular name for any species of the genus Acanthurus, from the sharp, erectile, lancet-shaped…

"Surgeon-fish is a popular name for any species of the genus Acanthurus, from the sharp, erectile, lancet-shaped spine with which each side of the tail is armed. In the early stages of their growth these fish are so different from the fully-developed individuals, that for some time the young fish were placed in a separate genus."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Surgeon Fish

"Surgeon-fish is a popular name for any species of the genus Acanthurus, from the sharp, erectile, lancet-shaped…

A dark fish noted for it voracity and enourmous distensibility of their stomachand integuments, which permit them to swallow fishes large than themselves.

Black Swallower

A dark fish noted for it voracity and enourmous distensibility of their stomachand integuments, which…