Reeve M. Bailey, Gerald R. Smith: "Atlas of Michigan Fishes With Keys and Illustrations for Their Identification (University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology//Miscellaneous Publications)"
Univ of Michigan Museum of Zoology | ISBN: 9990895376 | 2004 | PDF (High quality) | 221 Pages | 52 MB
The State of Michigan geographically dominates the Great Lakes watershed which encompasses the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world. Michigan's shoreline extends for 3,288 miles, longer than any state except Alaska. It has over 35,000 inland lakes one-tenth of an acre or larger and more than 200 rivers with a total length of 36,350 miles (Wolfson 1987). Coon (1999) listed 172 extant species of fish present in the Great Lakes and their tributaries. (Seven more occur in the St. Lawrence River and its tributaries). Of the 172 species, 153 are found in Michigan waters.