Inland Fishes of Rhode Island

cover of the book Inland Fishes of Rhode Island

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is pleased to announce the publication of the Inland Fishes of Rhode Island.

This publication describes more than 70 fishes found in the fresh and brackish waters of Rhode Island. Filled with beautiful color and black and white scientific illustrations, each fish is addressed with a detailed description and color location map. Included are the variety of freshwater habitats found in Rhode Island along with the methodology used to carry out the field work that has led to this publication.

Alan D. Libby is a Principal Freshwater Biologist and has worked for the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife for over 26 years. This definitive work is the culmination of 15 years of surveying the inland fishes of the state. Alan surveyed over 377 pond and stream locations throughout Rhode Island, many sampled multiple times over the years.

How to Purchase

By Mail

Purchase your book using our mail order form. Accepted forms of payment are check or money order. Please allow up to 6 weeks for processing and delivery.

In Person - Providence

The Inland fishes of Rhode Island may be purchased in person at the DEM Division of Boating and Licensing offices located at 235 Promenade Street, Providence RI. Accepted forms of payment at that location are cash, check, money order or, for an additional fee of $1.50 credit card.

In Person - Great Swamp Field Headquarters

The book is also available for sale at the Division of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters at 277 Great Neck Road, West Kingston RI between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm. The accepted forms of payment at this location is money order or check. No cash or credit cards will be accepted at this location.

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