SYSTEMATICS & TAXONOMY OF ICHTHYOPLANKTON
Larval fishes can hold important information for systematics and comparative anatomy, which makes them crucial for evolutionary studies. Larval fishes also play an important role in many other research fields, such as Ecology, Conservation, and Population Dynamics. The first step that would open up larval fishes for all these exciting fields is their correct identification. However, the experience, knowledge and simply the dedication that goes into the identification of larval fishes is fading, leaving an endless diversity uninvested.