California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Aquatic Biological Assement

Digital Reference Collections

The ABL staff is commited to being a resource for taxonomic information. With this goal in mind, we are developing a series of digital images that can be used for reference. These images will eventually represent the most specific level of taxonomy possible (Family, Genus, Species). In many cases, this will be Species in California. In Panama, Species differentiation of many immature specimens is impossible. There are simply too many unknown species and even genera. Therefore, in many cases, the lowest possible taxonomic resolution will be Family.

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