By the NCFishes.com Team North Carolina is home to 3 of the 4 species of Esox known to occur in North America: Redfin Pickerel, Esox americanus, Chain Pickerel, E. niger, … Read more
“Minnow” Species (Families Cyprinidae, Xenocyprididae, and Leuciscidae) Diversity in North Carolina By the NCFishes.com Team Next to our native darters (Family Percidae), our native species of minnows rival the brightly … Read more
By the NCFishes.com Team There are 23 species of sunfishes in North Carolina (Table 1), including one undescribed species, “Bartram’s” Bass and one species, Redeye Bass, found in only the … Read more
By the NCFishes.com Team There are 18 species of catfishes in North Carolina including 3 undescribed species (Table 1) (Tracy et al. 2020). You might have heard people calling them … Read more
By the NCFishes.com Team The correct identification of suckers (Family Catostomidae) may be intimidating to those students or citizens just beginning to study our extremely diverse and colorful freshwater fish … Read more
The Dusky Shiner, Notropis cummingsae Myers 1925, was partitioned by Hubbs and Raney in 1951 into two subspecies, the Lowland Dusky Shiner, Notropis cummingsae cummingsae, and the Upland Dusky Shiner, N. cummingsae collis.
The first general description of North Carolina’s fish fauna was written by Thomas Ash in 1682. Our first state-specific checklist was provided by John Lawson in 1709 which was received … Read more
Every once in a while we get wind of a oddball fish caught or landed in North Carolina. Today was one of those days! We were forwarded an email from … Read more