Division of Fishes
The Division of Fishes of the Museum of Zoology is a research resource and teaching center dedicated to the study of fish evolution, phylogeny, distribution, ecology, and behavior. We have about 3.5 million catalogued specimens available for study. The collections are rich in specimens from the U.S., Mexico, Asia, Japan, the Neotropics, and Africa.
Recent grad finds rare, giant deep-sea oarfish
Alumna Jasmine Santana (BA Screen Arts and Culture major, EEB minor 2010), made a big media splash for her recent discovery of an intact adult oarfish. Santana, a marine science instructor, was snorkeling off the coast of Southern California in October 2013 when she spotted the enormous oarfish. Santana teaches at the Catalina Island Marine Institute.(more)
Lifetime Achievement Award for Gerald Smith
Professor EmeritusGerald Smith was honored with the first Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.(more)
Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem (Miscellaneous Publication 201) Now available
Illustrating all 2541 species known to occur in the Greater Mekong Ecosystem "Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem" is a valuable resource for biologists across multiple disciplines including systematics, taxonomy, ecology, biogeography, conservation, and fisheries. View details and download order form.
Miscellaneous Publication 201University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, 6/1/2012
Walter J. Rainboth, Chavalit Vidthayanon, and Mai Dinh Yen