Tidal and non-tidal freshwater fishes
The Fish of Jug Bay Patuxent River, Maryland: A Pictorial Key (2007), 18 pages. Substantial redesign and revision of 1994 edition by Doris Peters and Shannon Smithberger. Current revisions by Karyn Molines and Jeffrey Campbell.
We wrote this key for volunteers assisting with fish seining. The objective is an easy to use guide focusing on readily identifiable characteristics that can be observed in the field instead of more formal keys using more technical language and characteristics such as the number of rays and spines not as easily observed in live specimens in the field
page from an appendix highlighting the differences between similar species is currently available.
The full document is published
on the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (www.jugbay.org) web site.
It is also available in poster format.
- Key to the Freshwater Fishes of Maryland, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Formal key for identifying all fish found in freshwater in Maryland.
- Species information and maps of fish identified across Maryland as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey.
- Fish anatomy reference sheet illustrating terminology frequently used in fish identification.