Objectives & Location
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Objectives and Location

The objective of this undertaking was to prepare a concise, descriptive manual for the separation and identification of larval fishes from Lake Michigan and it’s drainage. The manual is a step toward evaluation and advancement of the “state of the art” of larval fish taxonomy in the Great Lakes region.

Obviously consideration must always be given to the fact that larval fish meristics and size at a particular stage of development will vary from region to region and depend on temperatures during development.