Australian fish identification guide
Despite this diversity, all fish have a backbone or a notochord, and all breathe using gills. Worldwide there are over 32, 000 described species of fish, with over 4, 400 from Australia. Fish are classified into two groups: cartilaginous fish or bony fish.The second is a Lucid KEY TO AUSTRALIAN FRESHWATER FISHES, to help you identify native and introduced fishes found in our freshwaters above mangrove areas. Cite this page as: Bray, D. J. 2015. Identifying Fishes, in Bray, D. J. & Gomon, M. F. (eds) Fishes of Australia. australian fish identification guide
The website holds a host of information on Australian fish research, explanations of the makeup of fish, school assignment research and links to other fish bodies and research worldwide. When attempting to identify a species of fish through this site the obvious heading is the one to go for Identify a fish.