Category talk:Extinct fish

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What would the point be for this move? Quadell (talk) 20:10, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

The rule for cats is to be in plural. So "fishes" rather than "fish". Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 22:14, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
But "fish" and "fishes" are both valid plurals for "fish". Quadell (talk) 18:34, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh I didn't know. So I modify my argument: it's better to provide the most simple form of plural for non-native English-speakers :) Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 20:17, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
I see your point. . . but the English Wikipedia category is Category:Extinct fish. Quadell (talk) 01:21, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but WP is an English-speaking encyclopedia, Commons is a multilingual image repository... Needs are different, we should take care of it: let's be user-friendly as far as we can. Nevermind it's not important since both are grammatically correct. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 17:50, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
Declining move request. Both fish and fishes are words, however they mean different things. Fish is the correct plural form of fish. Fishes is only used when your talking about multiple groups of fish. Like peoples and monies. It's has very rare usage, but that is why both terms are used. Rocket000(talk) 03:26, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
This discussion appears periodically. Fish defines to the food, to a fish, to an individual fish and a group of equal or equivalent fish. When we speak about fish of different species or taxonomic groups, the correct is fishes. Right now I cannot quote all the sources to support this, but it does a pair of years it remained the clearest and for it we have adopted fishes, not fish. But for example it is possible to see that for a prestigious publication of ichthyology this term has been adopted Catalog of fishes. --Pristigaster (talk) 21:38, 14 August 2008 (UTC)