Re: NANFA-- Re: Stoneroller fry found - key for fry/larvae
Tue, 22 May 2001 07:43:31 EDT

In a message dated 5/21/01 9:52:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< This is an interesting track - my cousin, a marine biologist for the state
of Louisiana, mentioned to me once that there was no key for identifying
fish fry/larvae - he wanted one because he was doing plankton analysis. I
replied that it was probably IMPOSSIBLE. Doctoral project, anyone? >>

There are actually quite a few larval fish keys around. I have a set (there
are 6 volumes) called Development of Fishes of the Mid-Atlantic Bight An
Atlas of Egg, Larval and Juvenile Stages. It's published by the U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service Biological Services Program 1978.

This has both freshwater and marine fishes.


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