Checklists

(all FAO regions plus unallocated specimens)

If you would like to comment on this list please email Bob Hanner.

Note: The FISH-BOL campaign has adopted FishBase as our current global taxonomic authority file. In addition, we are collaborating with Catalog of Fishes, ITIS and FishBase to resolve an integrated checklist incorporating information from each of these sources. Regional Working Groups are charged with mapping the global checklist against the various regional (e.g. American Fisheries Society) and national (e.g. "General Status of Wildlife in Canada") checklists used in fisheries management and for regulatory purposes. In this respect, FISH-BOL supports efforts of the ICZN to establish a common registry of animals names so that the many and varied taxonomic authority files in use around the world can be readily updated and eventually synchronized.