A Guide to North Carolina's Freshwater Fishes

By Bryn Tracy, Fred C. Rohde, Scott Smith, Jesse Bissette, Gabriela M. Hogue

A Guide to North Carolina's Freshwater Fishes

464 pp., 6 x 9, 546 color plates, 260 maps, 5 graphs, 28 tables, appends., bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7811-5
    Published: March 2024

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More than 250 species of freshwater fishes live in North Carolina waters, making identification a challenge. Thanks to this comprehensive guide, anyone will be able to accurately identify any fish found in North Carolina—and better appreciate the diversity and beauty of fishes within the state.

Inside the book:

* Detailed identification keys based on essential species markers

* 546 full-color images for clear identification of species markers

* 260 maps showing species distribution throughout the state

* Information on the freshwater fish families and ichthyological history of North Carolina

* An appendix that explains the meanings behind the scientific names

This is the must-have reference for nature lovers and anglers in North Carolina and beyond.

About the Authors

Bryn H. Tracy is an adjunct researcher at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information about Bryn Tracy, visit the Author Page.

Fred C. Rohde is a fisheries biologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
For more information about Fred C. Rohde, visit the Author Page.

Scott A. Smith is a fisheries biologist at the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.
For more information about Scott Smith, visit the Author Page.

Jesse L. Bissette is a photographer at the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.
For more information about Jesse Bissette, visit the Author Page.

Gabriela M. Hogue is the collections manager of fishes at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
For more information about Gabriela M. Hogue, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

“Books like this one contribute enormously to our understanding of freshwater fishes and interest in protecting them from environmental threats. This book will allow anyone to identify fishes in any area of North Carolina. An excellent summary of the state’s fish diversity and species distribution.”—Lawrence Page, Florida Museum of Natural History

“This book, which provides a historical picture of past and current fish distributions, will become the authoritative guide for identifying North Carolina’s freshwater fishes for decades to come. A must-have for anyone interested in this region.”—Donald Orth, Virginia Tech