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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:

The Upland Dusky Shiner, Notropis cummingsae collis Hubbs & Raney 1951
The Dusky Shiner, Notropis cummingsae Myers 1925, was partitioned by Hubbs and …
Identification of North Carolina Freshwater Fishes
The first general description of North Carolina’s fish fauna was written by …
Mystery of the Longear Sunfish’s Occurrence in North Carolina Solved
Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis was first reported from North Carolina by Edward …
Territorial and mating calls of the Sheepshead Minnow – Cyprinodon variegatus
Acoustic signals of the Sheepshead Minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus.