Re: NANFA-- freshwater reef

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:38:37 -0700


>I don't know what else to say. Actually I could go on for hours, but
>I'll stop now as this is really bumping accepted e-list length limits, I fear.
>I'd be pleased to answer any questions, and if i may ask, could anyone
>recommend a good site for fish ID?. There is a very shy black fish
>that I've been curious about and i'd like to find a site with good color
>or illustrations. Thank you

Perhaps you can describe the black fish here. I'll bet someone on this
list can identify it or come close!

Are you in Pennsylvania? A few PA fishes are shown at

And go to
At the bottom are links to other websites with pictures to help identify
regional fishes. These are probably helpful as starting sites than sites
with fish photos and no regional association.

But I think your best bets are these books:
1- Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States, by Edwin L.
2- Peterson's Guide to Freshwater Fishes by Page and Burr, like Sajjad
said. It has species distribution maps in the back.

On a side note for fish book fans, this is from
"In the future, we will begin work on a new book version of the Fishes of
Pennsylvania. This work will include information gained through underwater
videography, intensive field sampling, and historical collections."

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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