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    What's New?
  • 10 July 2017 - so far 18 families of Iranian freshwater fishes have been updated and published - see Contents of Freshwater Fishes of Iran or the Curriculum Vitae (www.briancoad.com/main.asp?page=curriculumvitae.asp) for details. Others are in preparation but require more work as they have numerous species and much material that needs to be identified.
  • I retired at the end of 2016 but continue working on completion of the book Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada and on Iranian fishes. Queries about the fish collections at the Canadian Museum of Nature or general enquiries about fishes should be addressed to the staff there (see www.nature.ca).
  • 25 August 2015 - other sections of this website on Iranian fishes are being published - see Curriculum Vitae (www.briancoad.com/main.asp?page=curriculumvitae.asp) for details.
  • 20 April 2015 - the family Mastacembelidae (genus Mastacembelus) has been updated and published in the Iranian Journal of Ichthyology 2(1)(2015) at http://ijichthyol.org/, and is no longer accessible on this website.
  • 1 February 2015 - the families Bagridae, Heteropneustidae, Siluridae and Sisoridae  (genera Mystus, Heteropneustes, Silurus, Glyptothorax, the catfishes) from the Freshwater Fishes of Iran have been updated and published in the Iranian Journal of Ichthyology 1(4)(2014) at http://ijichthyol.org/, and are no longer accessible on this website.
  • 1 January 2015 - parts of the website on Freshwater Fishes of Iran are being revised and published in the Iranian Journal of Ichthyology (q.v.). Those parts of the website will no longer be updated and will be deleted. This is occasioned by the tremendous productivity of Iranian scientists who are actively researching their ichthyofauna.
  • 18 December 2014 - Afghanistan fish book published:- Coad, Brian W. 2014. Fishes of Afghanistan. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. 393 pp., 4 tables, 134 figures, 16 colour plates (Pensoft Series Faunistica 111). ISBN 978-954-642-752-6, ISSN 1312-0174.
  • 2 January 2014 - Dictionary of Ichthyology comprises 24,585 terms and over 652 pictures.
  • 18 December 2013 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, taxonomy in the Checklist updated.
  • 3 June 2012 - Dictionary of Ichthyology comprises over 24,200 terms with over 600 pictures.
  • 22 March 2012 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, taxonomy in the Checklist updated.
  • 27 November 2011 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region is now a single file (1.076 MB), 461 pages, 128,977 words, 254 pictures and 84 maps.
  • 11 November 2011 - Dictionary of Ichthyology has been revamped and now comprises one file instead of 30 for easier access (and maintenance). There are over 24,000 terms in 1497 pages with 560 pictures.
  • 19 June 2011 - Dictionary of Ichthyology numbers 23,931 terms, 522,496 words and 507 figures (3.3 MB).
  • 1 November 2010 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran has been revamped and now comprises only 8 files for easier access (and maintenance).
  • 19 August 2010 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers 23,687 terms, 517,225 words and 505 figures (3.25 MB).
  • 15 March 2010 - The book on Iraqi fishes is published:- Coad, Brian W. 2010.  Freshwater Fishes of Iraq. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia-Moscow. 294 pp., 166 figures, 2 tables, 16 colour plates (55 photos). ISBN 978-954-642-530-0, Pensoft Series Faunistica, 93, ISSN 1312-0174. €48.00, £54.95, US$82.50. Bibliography at this website.
  • 1 February 2010 - various papers in the Curriculum Vitae now available online.
  • 25 December 2009 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers 23,151 defined terms, 500,927 words, 269 figures, 1745 pages (3.14 MB).
  • 29 July 2009 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers 22,596 defined terms, with 269 figures and 1468 pages (3.1 MB).
  • 11 March 2009 - all books continue to be updated, with new references, text information and images.
  • 15 June 2008 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region, more images added, now available in book form with 478 pages.
  • 5 June 2008 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran, information continues to be added, 2039 pages, and available in four files in book format.
  • 23 May 2008 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers 21,826 defined terms, with 247 figures and 1363 pages (2.9 MB).
  • 21 December 2007 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, bibliography of over 2123 references and text pages 748.
  • 18 December 2007 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran, information continues to be added, 1604 pages.
  • 13 November 2007 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers over 20,000 defined terms, with 220 figures and 1325 pages.
  • 20 January 2007 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region, over 300 images added.
  • 3 January 2007 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, bibliography of over 2035 references and updated checklist posted; text pages 611, not all active yet, to be published as a book in Arabic and English.
  • 21 November 2006 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers over 18,000 defined terms, with 184 figures and 1187 pages.
  • 7 June 2006 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, bibliography of over 1925 references and updated checklist posted.
  • 16 January 2006 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers over 16,000 defined terms.
  • 28 September 2005 - Freshwater Fishes of Iraq, bibliography of over 1630 references and checklist posted.
  • 23 May 2005 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers over 15,000 defined terms, over 1020 pages.
  • 17 May 2005 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region, 85 Maps and map photo gallery added to .
  • 9 December 2004 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran, information continues to be added, 1486 pages.
  • 7 December 2004 - Fishes of Canada: An Annotated Checklist, 5 Classes, 50 Orders, 226 Families and 1408 species listed in 261 pages.
  • 20 November 2004 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers over 12,700 defined terms, 800 pages.
  • 17 October 2004 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region, expanded with many local items, 343 pages.
  • 17 October 2004 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, numbers 11,469 defined terms.
  • 10 February 2004 - Fishes of Canada: An Annotated Checklist posted.
  • 7 February 2004 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran, 35 new files added.
  • 11 December 2003 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, exceeds 10,000 defined terms; symbols file added.
  • 29 November 2003 - Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region posted, over 250 pages.
  • 12 August 2003 - Dictionary of Ichthyology, exceeds 8000 defined terms; abbreviation file added.
  • 9 February 2003 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran posted, numerous species accounts in over 500 pages plus illustrations.
  • 7 February 2003 - Dictionary of Ichthyology exceeds 6650 terms.
  • 29 December 2002 - Dictionary of Ichthyology word count exceeds 5000 terms.
  • 4 September 2002 - Dictionary of Ichthyology posted, over 3700 terms defined.
  • 20 May 2002 - Keys to Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region posted.
  • 14 May 2002 - Various taxa, mostly marine, added to the Freshwater Fishes of Iran site along with two Checklists.
  • 12 May 2002 - Freshwater Fishes of Iran Contents posted; Bibliography and Checklist for Fishes of Canada's National Capital Region posted.
  • 15 March 2002 - Family account, Cichlidae, for Freshwater Fishes of Iran posted.
  • 2 March 2002 - Glossaries for the Freshwater Fishes of Iran project posted.
  • 26 February 2002 - Bibliography on the Freshwater Fishes of Iran posted.
  • 21 February 2002 - Website released.
  • 21 February 2002 - BrianCoad.com redirects to this site.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada