About The Site

Welcome to Fishes of the Western Atlantic!

Raymond Simpson by the water

This site focuses on the biodiversity of marine fishes of the western Atlantic Ocean, from Greenland to Antarctic waters. The site is (and has been) a work in progress from many years of personal research into the taxonomy and ecology of marine fishes, and also from my own illustrations of these fishes. All the drawings on this site are my own, done from several sources including actual specimens, literature type photographs, photographs of living fishes, and older illustrations in the primary and secondary literature.

The site will be updated frequently with new illustrations and species accounts for all the known fishes of the western Atlantic region.

Thank you for visiting! Feedback is always welcome.

Ray Simpson

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