RESOURCES: Neotropics Fishnet

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2289
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2289a

To the delight of ichthyologists, the New World tropics teem with interesting fishes, from piranhas that eat only the fins of other fishes and hulking catfish that grow bigger than Shaquille O'Neal to this dainty emperor tetra. NeoDat nets a wealth of information on the systematics and biogeography of Neotropical fishes. Created by a trio of ichthyologists, the site allows you to trawl collection records from 24 museums and map the locality data. Scan the bibliography to find original species descriptions. Or follow links to nine online classic books and monographs on New World fishes and a host of sites on tropical biology.

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