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.
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)
On U-M Gateway: From obscurity to dominance: tracking the rapid evolutionary rise of ray-finned fish
Mass extinctions, like lotteries, result in a multitude of losers and a few lucky winners.(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