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Species Profiles: Life Histories and Environmental Requirements of Coastal Fishes and Invertebrates—Listed by Species Name

The index below lists the species covered in the species profiles series. There are 126 profiles in the series, and all are available in the form of PDF files. The highlighted number in each entry refers to the Biological Report Number and is linked to a digital copy of the original publication. We recommend using Adobe Reader 8+ to view these documents. The size of the file is indicated within parentheses. For assistance, please contact the NWRC Library or email the NWRC Librarian at nwrclibrary@usgs.gov.

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A

Abalones,
   black, green, and red, 11.32 (1.01 MB)
Alewife,
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.9 (1.38 MB)
   North Atlantic, 11.56 (1.12 MB)
   South Atlantic, 11.111 (1.03 MB)
American eel,
   South Atlantic, 11.24 (1.04 MB)
   North Atlantic, 11.74 (1.28 MB)
American lobster, 11.33 (965 KB)
American oyster,
   North Atlantic, 11.23 (931 KB)
   South Atlantic, 11.57 (1.10 MB)
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.64 (1.17 MB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.65 (1.24 MB)
American shad,
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.37 (917 KB)
   South Atlantic, 11.45 (943 KB)
   North Atlantic, 11.59 (846 KB)
Amphipods,
   Pacific Northwest, 11.69 (789 KB)
   Pacific Southwest, 11.92 (880 KB)
Anchovy,
   Bay, 11.97 (647 KB)
   Bay and Striped, 11.14 (796 KB)
   Northern, 11.50 (550 KB)
Atlantic croaker, 11.3 (698 KB)
Atlantic herring, 11.38 (1.13 MB)
Atlantic marsh fiddler, 11.114 (1.01 MB)
Atlantic menhaden,
   South Atlantic, 11.11 (1.10 MB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.108 (1.32 MB)
Atlantic salmon, 11.22 (1.02 MB)
Atlantic silverside, 11.10 (859 KB)
Atlantic sturgeon,
   South Atlantic, 11.25 (867 KB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.122 (2.60 MB)
Atlantic tomcod, 11.76 (425 KB)

B


Bass,
   black sea, 11.99 (815 KB)
   striped,
     Mid-Atlantic,  11.8 (1.75 MB)
     Pacific Southwest, 11.82 (1.33 MB)
     South Atlantic, 11.118 (1.98 MB)
Bay anchovy,
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.14 (796 KB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.97 (647 KB)
Bay scallop, 11.12 (1.04 MB)
Black, green, and red abalones, 11.32 (1.01 MB)
Black drum, 11.51 (536 KB)
Black grouper, 11.110 (1.23 MB)
Black rockfish, 11.113 (990 KB)
Black sea bass, 11.99 (815 KB)
Black sea urchin, 11.77 (1.01 MB)
Bloodworm, 11.80 (1.07 MB)
Blue crab,
   South Atlantic, 11.19 (931 KB)
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.55 (1.05 MB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.100 (1020 KB)
Blue mud shrimp, 11.93 (700 KB)
Blue mussel, 11.102 (1.44 MB)
Blueback herring,
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.9 (1.38 MB)
   North Atlantic, 11.56 (1.12 MB)
   South Atlantic, 11.111 (1.03 MB)
Bluefish,
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.94 (980 KB)
   South Atlantic, 11.96 (649 KB)
Brown rockfish, 11.113 (990 KB)
Brown shrimp,
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.1 (760 KB)
   South Atlantic, 11.90 (657 KB)

C


California bay mussel, 11.84 (803 KB)
California grunion, 11.28 (669 KB)
California halibut, 11.44 (485 KB)
California sea mussel, 11.84 (803 KB)
Catfish,
   sea and gafftopsail, 11.5 (944 KB)
Chinook salmon,
   Pacific Northwest, 11.6 (924 KB)
   Pacific Southwest, 11.49 (1.27 MB)
Chum salmon, 11.81 (827 KB)
Clam,
   hard,
     North Atlantic, 11.18 (1.01 MB)
     South Atlantic, 11.75 (1.49 MB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.41 (1.18 MB)
   common littleneck,
     Pacific Southwest, 11.46 (672 KB)
     Pacific Northwest, 11.78 (1.10 MB)
   Pacific geoduck, 11.120 (913 KB)
   Pacific razor, 11.89 (1.00 MB)
   pismo, 11.95 (701 KB)
   softshell,
     North Atlantic, 11.53 (848 KB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.68 (897 KB)
   surf, 11.13 (1.24 MB)
Coho salmon,
   Pacific Northwest, 11.48 (839 KB)
   Pacific Southwest, 11.70 (892 KB)
Common rangia, 11.31 (845 KB)
Copper rockfish, 11.113 (990 KB)
Corals, 11.73 (1.26 MB)
Crab,
   blue,
     South Atlantic, 11.19 (931 KB)
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.55 (1.05 MB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.100 (1020 KB)
   dungeness,
     Pacific Northwest, 11.63 (1.04 MB)
     Pacific Southwest, 11.121 (1.34 MB)
   rock, 11.117 (1.13 MB)
   stone, 11.21 (1.34 MB)
   yellow, 11.117 (1.13 MB)
Crangonid shrimp, 11.125 (1.21 MB)
Croaker,
   Atlantic, 11.3 (698 KB)
Cunner, 11.105 (861 KB)
Cutthroat trout, 11.86 (950 KB)

D


Dover sole, 11.123 (1.32 MB)
Drum,
   black, 11.51 (536 KB)
   red, 11.36 (764 KB)
Dungeness crab,
   Pacific Northwest, 11.63 (1.04 MB)
   Pacific Southwest, 11.121 (1.34 MB)

E


Eel,
   American,
     South Atlantic, 11.24 (1.04 MB)
     North Atlantic, 11.74 (1.28 MB)
English sole, 11.101 (1008 KB)

F


Fiddler,
   Atlantic marsh, 11.114 (1.01 MB)
Florida pompano, 11.42 (756 KB)
Flounder,
   Gulf, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
   southern,
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.30 (604 KB)
     South Florida, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
   summer,
     South Atlantic, 11.15 (774 KB)
     South Florida, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.112 (1.03 MB)
   winter,
     North Atlantic, 11.87 (695 KB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.112 (1.03 MB)

G


Gafftopsail catfish, 11.5 (944 KB)
Geoduck clam, 11.120 (913 KB)
Ghost shrimp, 11.93 (700 KB)
Grass shrimp, 11.35 (951 KB)
Gray snapper, 11.52 (839 KB)
Grouper, 11.110 (1.23 MB)
Grunion,
   California, 11.28 (669 KB)
Gulf flounder, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
Gulf menhaden, 11.2 (686 KB)

H


Halibut, 11.44 (485 KB)
Hard clam,
   North Atlantic, 11.18 (1.01 MB)
   South Atlantic, 11.75 (1.49 MB)
Herring,
   alewife/blueback,
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.9 (1.38 MB)
     North Atlantic, 11.56 (1.12 MB)
     South Atlantic, 11.111 (1.03 MB)
   Atlantic, 11.38 (1.13 MB)
   Pacific,
     Pacific Southwest, 11.79 (860 KB)
     Pacific Northwest, 11.126 (1.27 MB)

I

J


K

Killifish,
   mummichog and striped, 11.40 (1.15 MB)
King mackerel, 11.58 (1021 KB)

L


Ladyfish, 11.104 (1.10 MB)
Lance, 11.66 (606 KB)
Lane snapper, 11.52 (839 KB)
Lingcod, 11.119 (845 KB)
Littleneck clam,
   common
     Pacific Southwest, 11.46 (672 KB)
     Pacific Northwest, 11.78 (1.10 MB)
Lobster,
   American, 11.33 (965 KB)
   spiny,
     Pacific Southwest, 11.47 (583 KB)
     South Florida, 11.61 (1.12 MB)
Long-spined black sea urchin, 11.77 (1.01 MB)

M


Mackerel,
   king and Spanish, 11.58 (1021 KB)
Marsh fiddler,
   Atlantic, 11.114 (1.01 MB)
Menhaden,
   Atlantic,
     South Atlantic, 11.11 (1.10 MB)
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.108 (1.32 MB)
   Gulf, 11.2 (686 KB)
Mullet,
   striped, 11.34 (640 KB)
   white, 11.39 (463 KB)
Mummichog killifish, 11.40 (1.15 MB)
Mussel,
   blue, 11.102 (1.44 MB)
   California sea and bay, 11.84 (803 KB)
Mutton snapper, 11.52 (839 KB)

N


Nassau grouper, 11.110 (1.23 MB)
Northern anchovy, 11.50 (550 KB)

O

Olympia oyster, 11.124 (617 KB)
Oyster,
   American,
     Northern Atlantic, 11.23 (931 KB)
     South Atlantic, 11.57 (1.10 MB)
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.64 (1.17 MB)
     Mid Atlantic, 11.65 (1.24 MB)
Olympia, 11.124 (617 KB)
Pacific, 11.85 (1.31 MB)

P


Pacific geoduck clam, 11.120 (913 KB)
Pacific herring,
   Pacific Southwest, 11.79 (860 KB)
   Pacific Northwest, 11.126 (1.27 MB)
Pacific oyster, 11.85 (1.31 MB)
Pacific razor clam, 11.89 (1.00 MB)
Pacific sanddab, 11.107 (1.03 MB)
Perch,
   pile, 11.103 (966 KB)
   sea, 11.103 (966 KB)
   white, 11.7 (797 KB)
Pigfish, 11.71 (545 KB)
Pile perch, 11.103 (966 KB)
Pinfish, 11.26 (980 KB)
Pink salmon, 11.88 (864 KB)
Pink shrimp, 11.17 (912 KB)
Pismo clam, 11.95 (701 KB)
Pompano,
   Florida, 11.42 (756 KB)
 
Q

R


Rainbow smelt, 11.106 (718 KB)
Rangia,
common, 11.31 (845 KB)
Razor clam, 11.89 (1.00 MB)
Red drum, 11.36 (764 KB)
Red grouper, 11.110 (1.23 MB)
Red snapper, 11.83 (908 KB)
Reef-building corals, 11.73 (1.26 MB)
Reef-building tube worm, 11.115 (975 KB)
Rock crabs, 11.117 (1.13 MB)
Rock sole, 11.123 (1.32 MB)
Rockfish, 11.113 (990 KB)
Rubberlip seaperch, 11.103 (966 KB)

S


Salmon,
   Atlantic, 11.22 (1.02 MB)
   chinook,
     Pacific Northwest, 11.6 (924 KB)
     Pacific Southwest, 11.49 (1.27 MB)
   chum, 11.81 (827 KB)
   coho,
     Pacific Northwest, 11.48 (839 KB)
     Pacific Southwest, 11.70 (892 KB)
   pink, 11.88 (864 KB)
   sockeye, 11.116 (1.38 MB)
Sand lance, 11.66 (606 KB)
Sanddab, 11.107 (1.03 MB)
Sandworm, 11.80 (1.07 MB)
Scallop,
   bay, 11.12 (1.04 MB)
   sea, 11.67 (740 KB)
Sea bass, 11.99 (815 KB)
Sea catfish, 11.5 (944 KB)
Sea urchin, 11.77 (1.01 MB)
Sea-run cutthroat trout, 11.86 (950 KB)
Seaperch, 11.103 (966 KB)
Seatrout,
   sand and silver, 11.72 (840 KB)
   spotted,
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.4 (714 KB)
     South Atlantic, 11.43 (1.02 MB)
Shad,
   American,
     Mid-Atlantic, 11.37 (917 KB)
     South Atlantic, 11.45 (943 KB)
     North Atlantic, 11.59 (846 KB)
Sheepshead, 11.29 (582 KB)
Shortnosed sturgeon, 11.122 (2.60 MB)
Shrimp,
   blue mud, 11.93 (700 KB)
   brown,
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.1 (760 KB)
     South Atlantic, 11.90 (657 KB)
   crangonid, 11.125 (1.21 MB)
   ghost, 11.93 (700 KB)
   grass, 11.35 (951 KB)
   pink, 11.17 (912 KB)
   white,
     Gulf of Mexico, 11.20 (1022 KB)
     South Atlantic, 11.27 (1007 KB)
Silverside,
   Atlantic, 11.10 (859 KB)
Smelt, 11.106 (718 KB)
Snapper,
   gray, lane, mutton and yellowtail, 11.52 (839 KB)
   red, 11.83 (908 KB)
Snook, 11.16 (827 KB)
Sockeye salmon, 11.116 (1.38 MB)
Softshell clam,
   North Atlantic, 11.53 (848 KB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.68 (897 KB)
Sole,
   dover, 11.123 (1.32 MB)
   English, 11.101 (1008 KB)
   rock, 11.123 (1.32 MB)
Southern flounder,
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.30 (604 KB)
   South Florida, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
Spanish mackerel, 11.58 (1021 KB)
Speckled sanddab, 11.107 (1.03 MB)
Spiny lobster,
   Pacific Southwest, 11.47 (583 KB)
   South Florida, 11.61 (1.12 MB)
Spot,
   South Atlantic, 11.91 (1.20 MB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.98 (711 KB)
Spotted seatrout,
   Gulf of Mexico, 11.4 (714 KB)
   South Florida, 11.43 (1.02 MB)
Steelhead,
   Pacific Southwest, 11.60 (1.04 MB)
   Pacific Northwest, 11.62 (1.12 MB)
Stone crab, 11.21 (937 KB)
Striped anchovy, 11.14 (796 KB)
Striped bass,
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.8 (1.75 MB)
   Pacific Southwest, 11.82 (1.33 MB)
   South Atlantic, 11.118 (1.98 MB)
Striped killifish, 11.40 (1.15 MB)
Striped mullet, 11.34 (640 KB)
Striped seaperch, 11.103 (966 KB)
Sturgeon,
   Atlantic, 11.25 (867 KB)
   Atlantic and shortnosed, 11.122 (2.60 MB)
Summer flounder,
   South Atlantic, 11.15 (774 KB)
   South Florida, 11.54 (1.38 MB)
   Mid-Atlantic, 11.112 (1.03 MB)
Surf clam, 11.13 (1.24 MB)

T


Tarpon, 11.104 (1.10 MB)
Tautog, 11.105 (861 KB)
Tomcod,
   Atlantic, 11.76 (425 KB)
Trout,
   cutthroat, 11.86 (950 KB)
   steelhead,
     Pacific Southwest, 11.60 (1.04 MB)
     Pacific Northwest, 11.62 (1.12 MB)
Tube worm, 11.115 (975 KB)

U

V

W


Weakfish, 11.109 (965 KB)
White mullet, 11.39 (463 KB)
White perch, 11.7 (797 KB)
White shrimp,
  Gulf of Mexico, 11.20 (1022 KB)
  South Atlantic, 11.27 (1007 KB)
Winter flounder,
  North Atlantic, 11.87 (695 KB)
  Mid-Atlantic, 11.112 (1.03 MB)

X

Y


Yellow crab, 11.117 (1.13 MB)
Yellowtail snapper, 11.52 (839 KB)

Z

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