Larval Fish and Egg Keys

Identification of freshwater fish based on characteristics of egg, yolk sac larvae, and/or larvae. References used to build this key include: 1) "Identification of Larval Fishes of the Great Lakes with Emphasis on the Lake Michigan Drainage," N. Auer editor, with forward prepared by Carlos Fetterolf, Jr., Executive Secretary, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, 1982; and 2) "Fish Life Histories", H. Kowalyk, with emphasis on egg stage.

Identification of fish found along the western seaboard of the United States, Atlantic Ocean, based on characteristics of egg, yolk sac larvae, and/or larvae. References used to build this key include: 1) Early Life Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, by W. J. Richards, 2005; 2) Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, Part 9 Volume 2: Leptocephali, by Eugenia B. Böhlke, 1989; and Development of Fishes of the Mid-Atlantic Bight: An Atlas of Egg, Larval and Juvenile Stages, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 1978.

Identification of fish found along the western coast of the United States, Atlantic Ocean, based on characteristics of egg, yolk sac larvae, and/or larvae. Reference used to build this key: Moser, H. Geoffrey, editor. "The Early Stages of Fishes in the California Current Region, California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Invesgtigations Atlas No. 33" (CALCOFI), Sponsored by the United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Supported in part by a contract with the United States Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Region, 1996.