Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wisconsin Fish Identification

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)
Carpsucker, Highfin (Carpiodes carpio)
Anglers and fish enthusiasts have a new tool to aid them in identifying the countless varieties of fish found in Wisconsin waters. UW Sea Grant’s IT and communications team   recently updated an online tool that offers a searchable database and identifies fish by name and appearance.  The tool builds on a previous version created by UW Sea Grant, the UW Center for Limnology and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Currently accessible on you desktop or tablet, a mobile version is in the works and should be available later this year.  Imagine pulling an unknown fish out of a Wisconsin lake and identifying it easily by consulting the images available on your smart phone.  The future is now folks.

The Wisconsin Fish Identification site can be found at

UW Digital Collections offers access to the full text of George C. Becker's book Fishes of Wisconsin here

Wisconsin Sea Grant's ever popular Great Lakes Fishes posters are available here.