Freshwater Fishes Page

Taxonomic Resources and links for identifying Georgia's fishes

Boschung, H. T. and R. L. Mayden. 2004. The fishes of Alabama. Smithsonian Institute,Washington.
Etnier, D. A. and W.C. Starnes. 1993. The fishes of Tennessee. Univ. Tennessee Press, Knoxville.
Jenkins, R. E. and N. M. Burkhead. 1993. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. Am. Fish. Soc., Bethesda,
Md. 1079pp.
Marcy, B. C., Jr., D. E. Fletcher, F. D. Martin, M. H. Paller and M. J. M. Reichert. 2005. Fishes of the     middle Savannah River Basin: with emphasis on the Savannah River Site. The University of         Georgia Press. 462 pp.
Mettee, M. F., P. E. O'Neil and J. M. Pierson. 1996. Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin.
Oxmoor House, Birmingham. 820pp.
            Note: David Neely has a folder of Georgia fishes, with excellent images.
Rhode,F.C., R.G. Arndt, J.W. Foltz, and J.M. Quattro. 2009. Freshwater fishes of South Carolina. The  University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. 430 pages.
Ross, S.T. 2000. Inland fishes of Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and
Parks, Jackson. 624 pages.
Skelton, C.E. and B. Albanese 2006. Field guide to fishes of the Conasauga River system. U.S. Forest
Service Manual, Gainesville, GA. 251 pp. E-copy available on our website.
Southeastern Fishes Council Fish List and Image Library, The fish council's current website is   
Conservation Page.
Straight, C.A., B. Albanese, and B.J. Freeman. [Internet]. [updated 2009 March 25]. Fishes of
            Georgia Website, Georgia Museum of Natural History; [cited ‹ date ›]. Available from:   
            Note: You can download the latest AFS Fish Status assessment (i.e., Jelks et al. 2008) at this        link. You can also search this list by Species, State, or Aquatic Ecoregion. Just click on the map        to the right.
Williams, J.D., D. A. Neely, S.J. Walsh, and N.M. Burkhead. 2007. Three new percid fishes
            from the Mobile Basin drainage of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. Zootaxa 1549: 1–28.
            Note: There is a good similar species section in this account for Coosa Basin Percina.
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