Welcome to Fishes at the Florida Museum

Learn about fishes, sharks, sawfish, skates and rays! Want to find out more about a particular fish? Consult our species profiles, aquatic image gallery, Atlantic shark ID keyFlorida freshwater fish ID key or search the collection database

Fish collection logo - no textThe Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Collection ranks as an international resource. Although holdings are global in scope, its strengths are Atlantic (including Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico) nearshore, continental shelf and deepwater marine fishes; western Atlantic reef fishes; North American, neotropical and Antillean freshwater fishes; and elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays).


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Discover which areas have the most shark attackshow to avoid one and why it’s important to keep the relatively low risk of shark attack in perspective

FSPR logo - 150pxThe Florida Program for Shark Research (FPSR) is involved in promoting shark conservation and many areas of shark research, including shark biology, ecology, and behavior. The FPSR monitors shark attacks through the International Shark Attack File. In addition, the FSPR focuses on the study and conservation of smalltooth sawfish and maintains the International Sawfish Encounter Database.


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