RE: NANFA-- Re: Stoneroller fry found - key for fry/larvae

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 22 May 2001 15:18:05 -0400

>Here are a few other excellent guides to the identification and ecology of
>larval fishes:
>Mansueti, A.J. and J.D. Hardy, Jr. 1967. Development of Fishes of the
>Chesapeake Bay Region: An Atlas of Egg,Larval, and Juvenile Stages. Port
>City Press, Baltimore, 202 pp.
Jan's list of larval ID books is as comprehensive as it gets for North
America. I just wanted to add a plug for anything by A.J. Mansueti. He was a
brilliant illustrator and scientist who died tragically young. His work on
the Mid-Atlantic Bight books was a huge help to my own graduate work with
sunfishes. One measure of a good science library at a university is whether
or not they have any of Mansueti's work. C.R. Shute is way ahead of many of
these libraries by having these volumes!

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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