Fishes are the most diverse of all the vertebrates. The estimated 5,000 species that occur in Australian waters are amongst the most diverse marine fauna of any country, and many of these species occur in Queensland waters.

Our ichthyology collection contains:

  • strengths in freshwater and estuarine fishes of northern Australia; shallow to deepwater demersal trawled species Queensland-wide; and southern Queensland reef and shore fish fauna;
  • type specimens representing some of the most significant early Australian ichthyological discoveries;
  • other important material including dredged fishes from surveys across the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, the Seabed Biodiversity Project; reef fishes from the central Great Barrier Reef; and reef and shore fishes from the central Gulf of Carpentaria region.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

The Queensland Museum Fishes collection includes members from the following taxa:
Actinopterygii, Chondrichthyes, Sarcopterygii, Myxini and Petromyzontida.

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the Queensland Museum Fishes collection is 38,000.

Of these 38,000 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.

Click the Records & Statistics tab to access those database records that are available through the atlas.

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Metadata last updated on 2013-07-10 16:05:07.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The Queensland Museum Fishes collection has an estimated 38,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (38,000 records).

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