Databases, Libraries and Informational Collections
Global information system about fish larvae
The LarvalBase-Project was started in the beginning of 1998 in close conjunction with FishBase, the largest data base on finfish worldwide (FishBase). However, FishBase holds little information on ichthyoplankton and lacks detailled data on fish larvae identification and rearing. The LarvalBase-Project aimed to close these gaps.
LarvalBase is a comprehensive information system on fish larvae that are relevant in the field of fisheries research and finfish aquaculture, combining traditional sources such as primary and “grey” literature. In addition, data from various sources as Internet and e.g. from practising aquaculturists, even in developing countries, are considered to be valuable for the database.