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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

Invasive species ID’d at regional UMMZ Fish Division workshop

The Fish Division of the University of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology hosted two workshops dealing with identification of invasive and potentially invasive fish species on April 4-5, 2016 at the Varsity Drive collections facility.


Chakrabarty named TED Fellow

Prosanta Chakrabarty, evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist (Ph.D. EEB 2006), was named one of 21 TED Fellows for 2016. TED is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.


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

Visitors to our lab

Invasive fish species workshop