List of Figures

Fig.  1. FishBase registered users by type of institution.
Fig.  2. Cumulative number of FishBase collaborators.
Fig.  3. FishBase 2000 screen for quick identification.
Fig.  4. Trend of the mean trophic level of fishery landings in FAO area 27 (N.E. Atlantic).
Fig.  5. Cluster analysis of extant orders of fishes as determined by evidence of common ancestry or by the appearance of fossil forms.
Fig.  6. A phylogeny of Craniata showing the position of the so-called "fishes".
Fig.  7. Maximum length vs. temperature of Syngnathidae and miscellaneous species.
Fig.  8. An overview of the coverage of common names in FishBase.
Fig.  9. Species descriptions of fishes at 5-year intervals over time as contained in FishBase.
Fig. 10. Cumulative number of international introductions of freshwater fishes, over time and by FAO inland areas.
Fig. 11. World map of fish collection sites as currently contained in FishBase.
Fig. 12. Latitudinal distribution of nominal catches by species.
Fig. 13. Time series of catch composition for Canada, Northwest Atlantic.
Fig. 14. Time series of total catch and average maximum size of species in catch for Canada, Northwest Atlantic.
Fig. 15. Trophic pyramid of catches in the North Atlantic (FAO area 21 and 27).
Fig. 16. Length distribution of tropical fishes vs. all other species in FishBase.
Fig. 17. The two length-weight relationships presently available in FishBase for Lutjanus bohar.
Fig. 18. Plot of length-weight relationships (log a vs. b) available for Micropterus salmoides.
Fig. 19. Auximetric plot for Sardinella longiceps and of 20% of the data points for other species.
Fig. 20. Body length vs. relative age (t-t0) in Oreochromis niloticus niloticus.
Fig. 21. Auximetric grid, emphasizing the growth of captive fishes.
Fig. 22. Relationship between the von Bertalanffy K and L¥ parameters for a variety of fish stocks in Greek waters.
Fig. 23. Plot of K vs. W¥.
Fig. 24. Dendrogram of similarities (X-axis: arbitrary units) in ‘growth space’.
Fig. 25. The effect of the amplitude parameter C on a von Bertalanffy growth curve.
Fig. 26. The relationship between the parameter C and summer-winter temperature differences.
Fig. 27. Natural mortality vs. growth coefficient for various fishes.
Fig. 28. Natural mortality vs. asymptotic length for tropical fishes and other fishes.
Fig. 29. Two-dimensional yield-per-recruit plot of Plectropomus leopardus.
Fig. 30. Three-dimensional yield-per-recruit isopleth for Plectropomus leopardus as a function of relative size at entry (Lc/L¥) in the fishery, and of fishing mortality.
Fig. 31. Time series of landings, spawning stock biomass, recruitment and fishing mortality of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) around Newfoundland, Canada.
Fig. 32. Example of a relationship between recruitment and parental stock for Merluccius merluccius in ICES VIIIc and IXa.
Fig. 33. Length-frequency data of commercial Nile perch catches in Lake Victoria.
Fig. 34. Percentage of herbivorous species of Cichlidae and of other fish, by latitude.
Fig. 35. Relationship between trophic levels and maximum length of fish species.
Fig. 36. Relationship between trophic level estimates and body length in 180 species of fishes.
Fig. 37. Diet composition, in % volume or weight of Oreochromis niloticus niloticus in Lake Awasa, Ethiopia.
Fig. 38. Contribution of main food items to fish stomach contents (in % weight or % volume) obtained from records in the DIET table.
Fig. 39. Relative ration of Gadus morhua compared with that of other fishes.
Fig. 40. Relative food consumption of tropical fishes compared with that of other species.
Fig. 41. Predator vs. prey length in miscellaneous fish species.
Fig. 42. Percentage of hermaphroditic fishes in relation to latitudinal range.
Fig. 43. Reproductive load for various fishes.
Fig. 44. Length at first maturity vs. asymptotic length. Same data as in Fig. 43, but shown as plot of logLm vs. logL¥ .
Fig. 45. Seasonality of spawning in Engraulis ringens off North/Central Peru.
Fig. 46. Relationship between the mean development time of fish eggs and the mean temperature of the water in which they develop.
Fig. 47. Temperature-adjusted development of fish eggs as a function of egg diameter.
Fig. 48. Relationship between mortality and growth in larvae.
Fig. 49. Relationship between relative brain weight and body weight.
Fig. 50. Oxygen consumption vs. relative brain weight in 30 species of fishes.
Fig. 51. Relative oxygen consumption of Oreochromis niloticus niloticus compared with miscellaneous species.
Fig. 52. Aspect ratio (A = h2/s, h = height of the caudal fin; s = surface area of fin) of a pelagic fish (A = 7.5) and a bottom dweller (B = 0.6).
Fig. 53. Relationship between swimming speed and body length of fishes.
Fig. 54. Relationship between gill area and body weight.
Fig. 55. Relationship between relative gill area of Oncorhynchus mykiss vs. its body weight.
Fig. 56. Chromosome number of freshwater fishes compared with that of miscellaneous species.
Fig. 57. DNA cell content of Oreochromis niloticus niloticus and miscellaneous species.
Fig. 58. DNA cell content as a measure of cell size vs. aspect ratio of caudal fin.
Fig. 59. Expected vs. observed heterozygosity of Oreochromis niloticus niloticus and miscellaneous fishes.
Fig. 60. The WinMap dialog box illustrating default setting.
Fig. 61. Distribution map for Oreochromis niloticus niloticus as created with the ‘Exit & Print’ option.