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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:

Cichlid (Family Cichlidae) Diversity in North Carolina
By the Team The Family Cichlidae, known collectively as cichlids, is …
Sturgeon (Family Acipenseridae) Diversity in North Carolina
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Darter and Perch (Family Percidae) Diversity in North Carolina
By the Team Our native species of darters and perches are …
Livebearer (Family Poeciliidae) Diversity in North Carolina
By the Team North Carolina is home to four species of …