Biologists, even ichthyologists, are usually surprised when
they discover how much Charles Darwin ('CD') wrote about fish:
with regards to specific groups of organisms, it is mainly
CD's work on barnacles, orchids and earthworm which is known.
The forum available on this web site, complementing my book
on Darwin's Fishes, and the Reverend L. Jenyns' book on the
fish collected by CD during the voyage of the Beagle (supplied
below in a version closely linked with FishBase), is thus
to enable colleagues to catch up on this, and to discuss CD's
ichthyological work, and related issues in evolution and ecology.
Darwin's Fishes was a difficult book to write and
edit, and it likely contains many errors and omissions.
An erratum file, therefore, is being made available which
corrects for the errors that have been found so far
(see below). Readers are welcome to send notices
of additional errors they may spot to email@example.com.