The Encyclopedia of Fish

Our oceans are ruled by animals that rarely come to mind when we think about the wonders of this habitat: fish.

Our oceans are ruled by a group of animals that rarely comes to mind when we think about ocean wonders. It‘s not the whales, turtles or dolphins that are dominating the big blue – it‘s fish. Fish have adapted to all kinds of habitats and can be found in every single part of our oceans, from colourful coral reefs to the desert of the open ocean up to the deepest waters in over 8 kilometers depth.

Our Encyclopedia of Fish gives you an idea how amazing and interesting fish species really are. We have selected 20 different fish, which we introduce to you in more detail. Where do they live? What is their favorite food? Where are they traveling to during their life? What is the biggest threat to their future and what does commercial fishing means for them?

The German artist Katharina Rot has created wonderful illustrations for all 20  species to highlight the different morphologies and features of the fish. Find out more about the biology and skills of your favorite species or species you don’t know anything about yet: