Belize Larval Fish Group
Research by staff and associates in the Division of Fishes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) covers a broad spectrum of the great diversity of fishes, generally relying on the vast resources of the national fish collection. The fish collection, at the National Museum of Natural History, is the largest in the world, with approximately 540,000 lots (a lot consists of all specimens of a species collected at the same time and place) and about 4 million specimens.

This collection of tropical fish specimens represents research done by the Division which has sent several teams to Belize to photograph fish specimens in the field. This and other collections and exhibits can be seen in person beginning September 27, 2008 at the museum’s new Sant Ocean Hall co-created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). If you visit the Sant Ocean Hall and take photos, share them with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Group

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