Australian National Fish Collection

Our collection helps sustainably manage Australia’s marine biodiversity. We partner with researchers both nationally and globally to support marine research and ecologically sustainable management.

  • About the Australian National Fish Collection

    This collection is a vital resource and reference for Australia's marine biodiversity, supporting research to improve our understanding of our marine fishes.

  • ANFC staff

    The Australian National Fish Collection has a mix of staff with specialist skills ranging from collection maintenance and development through to research.

  • What our fish collection holds

    Our Australian National Fish Collection contains mostly marine species, particularly deep water fishes and sharks and rays from Australia, Antarctica and the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Protecting marine biodiversity

    While Australian seas contain a great richness of species, there's also a high proportion of endemic species. An understanding of diversity patterns in neighbouring waters is crucial to interpreting our biodiversity.

  • Fish research

    The Australian National Fish Collection supports research for sustainable management and conservation of healthy, diverse and productive marine ecosystems.


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