The curators, post-docs, students, staff, and associates of the Department of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History work to discover, document, and explain the diversity of the world's fishes.


The majority of the published work done by this group of scientists focuses on systematic ichthyology: the reconstruction of the evolutionary histories of fishes, revisionary studies, species descriptions, and anatomical studies.



In addition to these more traditional goals, the scientists in this Department have also published on other aspects of ichthyology and conservation, including studies ranging from freshwater conservation, sensory biology, macroevolution, and molecular evolution.