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Fishes of the Great Lakes

  

Fish By Family and Eating Habits

Parasitic. Piscivorous. Forage Fish and Small Littoral Fish. Large Planktivores and Bottom Feeders.

Longnose Gar - Piscivorous.

Gar

Ciscos/Grayling - Forage

Ciscos/Grayling

American Eel - Piscivorous

Eel

Mooneye - Forage

Mooneye

Brook silversides - Littoral

Silversides

Brook stickleback  - Forage

Sticklebacks

 

 

Creek chubsucker - Forage/Littoral

Chubsuckers

Note: Some taxonomic families have been split (e.g., Minnows and Carps are both Family Cyprinidae) other families here may contain a few members (e.g., the non-parasitic native lampreys) which do not accurately fit the indicated feeding preferences. Juveniles of many species have different feeding preferences from the adults.

Great Lakes Fish Links

Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteFish of the Great Lakes - Wisconsin Sea Grant

Bird icon indicates link to a non-GLERL NOAA siteSea Grant Nonindigenous Species Site (SGNIS)

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteAngling Indiana: Fish Identification and Consumption Advisories

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteNatural History of Minnesota Fishes

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteA Superior Adventure - Bell Museum

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteGreat Lakes Fishery Commission

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteUSGS/BRD/Great Lakes Science Center

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteEPA/GLNPO - Great Lakes Fish

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteFlora and Fauna of the Great Lakes Region: A Multimedia Digital Collection

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteINHS Fish Collection (includes IL distribution maps)

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteGLIN: Fish and Fisheries of the Great Lakes

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteFishBase - World-wide fish database

Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA siteAmericanFishes.com - Copyrighted Commercial Art

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