FishPix is a database of 81,785 photographs of fishes. The Fish Divisions of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara, and the National Museum of Nature and Science, joined forces in 1998 to build this database. FishPix consists primarily of photographs of Japanese fishes but also includes those taken in the tropical western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and other parts of the world. Although ichthyologists have provided many photographs, the majority has been sent from amateur SCUBA divers. The assistance of the diving community is gratefully acknowledged.


Commercial use of photographs in FishPix is strictly prohibited. Permission to publish or otherwise distribute portions of the information obtained from FishPix is granted to persons affiliated with academic and nonprofit organizations for scientific, scholarly, or educational purposes only. The information contained herein may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the Fish Divisions of the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, Odawara, and the National Science Museum, Tokyo. When the users reproduce images in FishPix, the credit of photographs must be clearly shown (e.g., photo by Hiroshi Senou, KPM-NR 0016963).

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