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FishBase Sweden

Sven Kullander and Michael Norén collecting fish in Myanmar. Photo: Michael Norén

Sven Kullander and Michael Norén collecting fish in Myanmar. Photo: Michael Norén

Summary

FishBase is the world’s largest encyclopedia about fish, freely available on the web, started in 1988. FishBase goals are to disseminate published, curated, information about fish; to act as a long-term repository for information about fish; to be a platform for fish and fisheries research and education; and to be a free and easily available information and analysis tool, with special emphasis on the needs of users in developing countries. FishBase is a consortium comprising 11 member organizations, and it’s main office is in Los Baños, the Philippines. The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, is the Swedish member of the consortium.

Projekt Participants at NRM

Sven Kullander (Project leader)

Michael Noren (Curator)

Andrea Hennyey (Senior assistant)

Ann-Katrin Gustafsson (Junior Administrative Officer)

External Projekt Participants

The FishBase consortium are: WorldFish; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; GEOMAR; Sea Around Us; Muséum Nationa d’Histoire Naturelle; Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Chinese Academy of Fishery Science; Universidade Federal de Sergipe; Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel; University of British Columbia.

Publications

Kullander, S.O., Norén, M. (2016).  Danio htamanthinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of miniature cyprinid fish from the Chindwin River in Myanmar. Zootaxa 4178(4), 535.

Fernholm, B., Norén, M., Kullander, S.O., Quattrini, A.M., Zintzen, V., Roberts, C.D., Mok, H.K., Kuo, C.H. (2013). Hagfish phylogeny and taxonomy, with description of the new genus Rubicundus (Craniata, Myxinidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 51(4), 296-307.

Delling, B., Noren, M,. Kullander, S.O., González, J.A. (2011)Taxonomic review of the genus Trisopterus (Teleostei: Gadidae) with recognition of the capelan Trisopterus capelanus as a valid species. Journal of fish biology 79(5), 1236-60.