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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.

Division News

Fink, leading authority on the biology and systematics of fishes, retires

William L. Fink, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator, Museum of Zoology, retired from active faculty status May 31 , 2014. “The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher and researcher by naming William L. Fink professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator emeritus,” states the Regents Communication.

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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.

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Publication Highlight

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

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