In Brief

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) is an international organization devoted to the scientific fields of ichthyology and herpetology. Its primary emphases are to:

  • Increase knowledge about fishes, amphibians and reptiles,
  • Communicate that knowledge through publications, conferences, and other methods,
  • Encourage and support young scientists who will make future advances in these fields.


ASIH publishes Copeia, a scientific journal presenting original research on fishes, amphibians, or reptiles. Other publications, including guidelines for the use of live animals in research and position papers are also available. Learn more.

Annual Meetings

This year’s JMIH (Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists) will take place in Austin, Texas, 12-16 July 2017.


photo of a copperhead snake, Agistrodon contortrix
timber rattlesnake on the ground

Donate to ASIH

Contributions are tax deductible and are very much appreciated.