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The Fishes of North Carolina is an independent project with the goal of collecting, photographing, and aiding in the identification of all known freshwater, and as many marine fishes as possible from the state of North Carolina.

For more information, please see the About Us page.

As an independent project, sometimes our progress is impeded by our other work. However, we strive for weekly updates, so check back regularly. If you have any questions about a topic that we have yet to cover, feel free to send us an email.

The freshwater and marine fishes pages have been updated to reflect the latest literature on the taxonomy of the fishes of NC. Collection location maps are temporarily down due to the deprecation of Google Fusion Tables. We are currently working to migrate that functionality over to Google maps.


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Recent Posts:

Paddlefish Mystery in Western North Carolina
Paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, is a unique and ancient fish species with no …
Lake Sturgeon Restoration in the French Broad River, North Carolina
Due to habitat degradation, barriers to migration, and pollution, Lake Sturgeon Acipenser …
Restoration of the Spotfin Chub, a Federal and State Threatened Species
Spotfin Chub, Cyprinella monacha (=Erimonax monachus), is a federally Threatened species that …
Biologists Continue Sicklefin Redhorse Recovery Effort in the Little Tennessee River Watershed
A Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCA) was finalized in 2015 for the undescribed …