Scandinavian Fish | Skandinavische Fische – poster

by gone71 N

Our latest creation is an overview of the most important Scandinavian freshwater and marine fish species. With over a hundred different species, this is one of the most comprehensive overviews you will find on the internet. The designation is subdivided into English and German as well as the scientific Latin names.


The original file was created with a resolution of 10000 x 15000 pixels and can therefore also be printed in very large dimensions over 1 meter without any problems.

Scandinavian Fish | Skandinavische Fische – High resolution sample (Bonito)
Scandinavian Fish | Skandinavische Fische – High resolution sample

The featured species

1. Perch | Flussbarsch (Perca fluviatilis)
2. Pike | Hecht (Esox lucius)
3. Atlantic Salmon | Atlantischer Lachs (Salmo salar)
4. Landlocked Salmon | Binnenlachs (Salmo salar l.)
5. Pike perch | Zander (Sander lucioperca)
6. Catfish | Wels, Waller (Silurus glanis)
7. Sea trout | Meerforelle (Salmo trutta trutta)
8. Arctic Char | Saibling (Savelinus alpinus)
9. Burbot | Quappe (Lota lota)
10. Ruffe | Kaulbarsch (Gymnocephalus cernua)
11. Trout | Forelle (Salmo trutta)
12. Lake trout | Amerikanische Seesaibling (Salvelinus namaycush)
13. Lavaret | Lavaret (Coregonus lavaretus)
14. European eel | Aal (Anguilla anguilla)
15. Black Bullhead | Zwergwels, Schwarzer Katzenwels (Ameiurus melas
16. River lamprey, Flussneunauge (Lampetra fluviatilis)
17. Roach | Rotauge (Rutilus rutilus)
18. Grayling | Äsche (Thymallus thymallus)
19. Blue bream | Zope (Ballerus ballerus)
20. Minnow | Elritze (Phoxinus phoxinus)
21. European conger | Meeraal (Conger conger)
22. Atlantic sturgeon | Europäische Stör (Acipenser sturio)
23. Common rudd | Rotfeder (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
24. Vimba bream | Zährte (Vimba vimba)
25. Ide | Aland (Leuciscus idus)
26. Great sand eel | Gefleckte Große Sandaal (Hyperoplus lanceolatus)
27. Sterlet | Sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus)
28. Crucian carp | Karausche (Carassius carassius)
29. Asp | Rapfen oder Schied (Leuciscus aspius)
30. Allis shad | Alse (Alosa alosa)
31. European plaice | Scholle (Pleuronectes platessa)
32. Atlantic halibut | Heilbutt (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
33. Stone loach | Bachschmerle (Barbatula barbatula)
34. Spined loach | Steinbeißer (Cobitis taenia)
35. Bream | Brachse (Abramis brama)
36. European carp | Karpfen (Cyprinus carpio)
37. White bream | Güster (Blicca bjoerkna)
38. Brill | Glattbutt (Scophthalmus rhombus)
39. Flounder | Flunder (Platichthys flesus)
40. Atlantic cod | Dorsch (Gadus morhua)
41. Tusk | Lumb (Brosme brosme)
42. Gudgeon | Gründling (Gobio gobio)
43. Chub | Döbel (Squalius cephalus)
44. Turbot | Steinbutt (Scophthalmus maximus)
45. Common sole | Seezunge (Solea solea)
46. Lemon sole | Limande (Microstomus kitt)
47. Poor cod | Zwergdorsch (Trisopterus minutus
48. fourbeard rockling | Vierbärtelige Seequappe (Enchelyopus cimbrius
49. Coal fish | Köhler (Pollachius virens)
50. Sea lamprey | Meerneunauge (Petromyzon marinus)
51. Three-spined stickleback |Dreistachlige Stichling (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
52. Sabre back | Ziege (Pelecus cultratus)
53. Capelin | Lodde (Mallotus villosus)
54. Common dab | Kliesche (Limanda limanda)
55. American plaice | Doggerscharbe (Hippoglossoides platessoides)
56. Norwegian topknot | Zwergbutt (Phrynorhombus norvegicus)
57. Hake | Hechtdorsch (Merluccius merluccius)
58. Pollock | Pollack (Pollachius pollachius)
59. Forkbeard | Gabeldorsch (Phycis blennioides)
60. Witch | Hundszunge (Glyptocephalus cynoglossus)
61. Garfish | Gewöhnliche Hornhecht (Belone belone)
62. Swordfish | Schwertfisch (Xiphias gladius)
63. Ling | Leng (Molva molva)
64. Spiny dogfish | Dornhai (Squalus acanthias)
65. School shark | Hundshai (Galeorhinus galeus)
66. Blue shark | Blauhai (Prionace glauca)
67. Common dragonet | Gestreifte Leierfisch (Callionymus lyra)
68. Smelt | Stint (Osmerus eperlanus)
69. Scaldfish | Lammzunge (Arnoglossus laterna)
70. Porbeagle | Heringshai (Lamna nasus)
71. Nursehound | Große Katzenhai (Scyliorhinus stellaris)
72. Small-spotted | catshark | Kleingefleckte Katzenhai (Scyliorhinus canicula)
73. Atlantic herring | Atlantische Hering (Clupea harengus)
74. Tub gunard | Rote Knurrhahn (Chelidonichthys lucernus
75. Stingray | Gewöhnliche Stechrochen (Dasyatis pastinaca)
76. European sprat | Sprotte (Sprattus sprattus)
77. Atlantic pomfret | Brachsenmakrele (Brama brama)
78. Anchovy | Europäische Sardelle (Engraulis encrasicolus)
79. Rose fish, Atlantic redfish | Rotbarsch (Sebastes norvegicus)
80. Thornback ray | Nagelrochen (Raja clavata)
81. Eagle ray | Adlerrochen (Aetobatus narinari)
82. Wolffish | Gestreifter Wolffisch, Seewolf, (Anarhichas lupus)
83. Atlantic mackerel | Makrele (Scomber scombrus)
84. Atlantic bonito | Pelamide (Sarda sarda)
85. Round goby | Schwarzmund-Grundel (Neogobius melanostomus)
86. Skate | Glattrochen (Dipturus batis)
87. Viviparous eelpout | Aalmutter (Zoarces viviparus[
88. Spotted wolfish | Gefleckte Seewolf (Anarhichas minor)
89. Horse mackerel | Bastardmakrele (Trachurus trachurus),
90. Cuckoo wrasse | Kuckuckslippfisch oder Streifenlippfisch (Labrus mixtus,
91. Cuckoo wrasse | Kuckuckslippfisch oder Streifenlippfisch (Labrus mixtus,
92. Straightnose pipefish | Kleine Schlangennadel (Nerophis ophidion)
93. Broadnosed pipefish | Grasnadel (Syngnathus typhle)
94. Yarrell’s blenny | Stachelrückenschleimfisch (Chirolophis ascanii)
95. Rock gunnel | Butterfisch (Pholis gunnellus)
96. Sea stickleback | Seestichling (Spinachia spinachia)
97. Goldsinny wrasse | Klippenbarsch (Ctenolabrus rupestris)
98. Ballan wrasse | Gefleckter Lippfisch (Labrus bergylta)
99. Longnose skate | Spitzrochen (Dipturus oxyrinchus
100. Lesser sand eel | Tobiasfisch (Ammodytes tobianus)
101. Sunfish | Mondfisch (Mola mola)
102. Angler | Seeteufel (Lophius piscatorius)
103. Hooknose | Steinpicker (Agonus cataphractus)
104. Lumpsucker | Seehase (Cyclopterus lumpus)
105. Fourhorn sculpin | Vierhörnige Seeskorpion (Myoxocephalus quadricornis)
106. Corkwing wrasse | Goldmaid (Symphodus melops)
107. Rock cook | Kleinmäuliger Lippfisch (Centrolabrus exoletus)
108. Haddock | Schellfisch (Melanogrammus aeglefinus
109. Whiting | Wittling (Merlangius merlangus)
110. Tench | Schleie (Tinca tinca)
111. Bleak | Ukelei (Alburnus alburnus)
112. Carp | Spiegelkarpfen (Cyprinus carpio)

Common dragonet | Gestreifte Leierfisch (Callionymus lyra)

“digital foraging”

I recently started with what I call “digital foraging”. There is an incredible amount of information on the Internet just waiting to be discovered and used.

The composition shown here was compiled from historical scientific illustrations and lithographic images. The sources are different, but they all have in common that they are freely available and can in principle be used by anyone.

Of course, in order to get usable results, you need research and know-how to get the images in high resolution, convert them into the appropriate formats and then process them accordingly.

An essential point of research for such a project is also to identify the species shown. Many of the scientific names used are no longer listed today and the exact description of some individuals is more complex than one might think.

For me, hours of research in scientific databases and historical records from centuries past can best be described as “digital foraging”. Looking for historical pictures of fish, mushrooms or the like awakens similar instincts here.

The original images

The original drawings are often true works of art that deserve their own place on the wall. Meticulously drawn and presented, you can find a large number of such pictures on the Internet. What photos do today was solved back then with meticulously prepared illustrations. Below I would like to give some examples of the original drawings used here.

Historic prints of (Scandinavian) fish

1. + 2. Cuckoo wrasse | Kuckuckslippfisch oder Streifenlippfisch (Labrus mixtus) 3. Corkwing wrasse | Goldmaid (Symphodus melops)
1. Perch | Flussbarsch (Perca fluviatilis) 2. Pike perch | Zander (Sander lucioperca) 3. Ruffe | Kaulbarsch (Gymnocephalus cernua)
Arctic Char Lithography
1. + 2. Arctic Char | Saibling (Savelinus alpinus)
Pike perch | Zander (Sander lucioperca)
Pike | Hecht (Esox lucius)
Atlantic mackerel | Makrele (Scomber scombrus)
Angler | Seeteufel (Lophius piscatorius)
Grayling | Äsche (Thymallus thymallus)

Let us know what you think of these images and feel free to give us suggestions on which topics we should delve into next.


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Elmerdan Agali 28. September 2022 - 6:11

Great work. Big fan. Would love to receive digital copy of the poster with all species to decorate our office and showcase to our guests. Please send me a copy at if possible. Thank you.

gone71 N 29. September 2022 - 15:50

Thank you Elmerdan,
we’ll get in touch.

Marc 22. November 2022 - 19:27

Hi 71N,

I love your poster. Can I buy / download?



gone71 N 23. November 2022 - 20:05

Hi Marc, we have no sell option yet. If you want to have a high res print please send a PM and we’ll try to figure something out.
All the best SEB


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