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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:

Bringing Back the Natives: Reintroduction of Three Sucker Species in the Upper French Broad River
Luke Etchison, Dylan Owensby, and Chantelle Rondel North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, …
<strong>Distribution of American Brook Lamprey, <em>Lethenteron appendix, </em>in North Carolina</strong>
Fritz Rohde1, Bryn H. Tracy2, and Michael Fisk3 1Wilmington, NC; 2Apex, NC; …
<strong>North Carolina’s New River Basin Fish Fauna – A Foster Basin for Wanted and Unwanted Nonindigenous Species?</strong>
By the Team The New River basin, in the extreme northwest …
Update on the Fourspine Stickleback, <em>Apeltes quadracus</em> (Family Gasterosteidae), in North Carolina
By the Team How did this fish, the smallest member of …