Project number: 2003-302
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $15,000.00
Principal Investigator: Pamela Beesley
Organisation: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
Project start/end date: 3 Apr 2003 - 15 Jan 2007


The primary needs are:

1. Accurate and thorough documentation of Australia’s fish diversity. Accurate understanding of species based on valid nomenclature is vital for effective implementation of the EPBC Act (Cth) 1999 and ecological sustainable development (ESD).
2. Stability of scientific names applied to fish. Essential for communication and dissemination of knowledge.
3. To have ready access to a searchable database of all names that have ever been applied to the Australian fish fauna.
4. An available master list of names is required for OZCAM (Online Zoological Collection of Australian Museums) and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility). Once completed "Fish" will be used as the "examplar" taxa for OZCAM, demonstrating an online Faunal Web Site.


1. Check, edit and correct as necessary the manuscript of Vol. 35.2 Pisces, following negotiation with the Principal Compiler and ABRS editor, and ensure the inclusion of CAAB (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota) codes for all taxa.
2. Edit graphics (scanned images) for inclusion in the volume and on the ABRS web site.
3. Prepare the text and graphics for hardcopy publication and typeset the volume with the title Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Volume 35.2 Pisces.
4. Prepare the text and graphics for electronic publication at

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