The data presented on this website were published as a part of:

Daniel L. Rabosky*, Jonathan Chang*, Pascal O. Title*, Peter F. Cowman, Lauren Sallan, Matt Friedman, Kristin Kaschner, Cristina Garilao, Thomas J. Near, Marta Coll, Michael E. Alfaro* (2018). An inverse latitudinal gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes. Nature doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0273-1

Please cite this publication if you use any phylogenetic products derived from this website, including taxonomic resources and fossil calibration constraints. We have also released a set of enhanced ATA trees; the details on how these ATA distributions differ are detailed in Rabosky et al. 2018 update. The original set of ATA phylogenies are available via Dryad.


For issues or feature requests for the website, please contact Jonathan Chang.

Significant contributors to this website and its data sources include:

Other critical contributors include:

Future updates

We are hard at work updating the website with several new features. We are currently working on:

  • Accessing data from this website via an R package
  • Moving to a rank-free system based on the PFC classification

We are also interested in fixing any phylogenetic and taxonomic errors in a future revision of the Fish Tree of Life, especially rogue taxa that break the monophyly of well-studied lineages. Known issues include:

  • Total group Hippocampus age should be 11 Ma
  • Relationships within Cichlidae are not quite correct
  • Chlorurus gibbus has rogue behavior
  • Takifugu fasciatus is actually T. obscurus

Please fill out this survey so we can collate all fixes for a future revision.