*These baby fish from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence
were documented and studied through a decade of cruises planned and
designed by the Fisheries Research Board of Canada and conducted
by the Groundfish Investigation of the Biological Station, St. Andrews,
New Brunswick, Government of Canada. After most of the cruises were
completed, the author was asked to come to St. Andrews for a period
of time to help identify and organize the data for the larval fish.
Sally Gadd, an illustrator, in collaboration with Dr. Daniel J. Faber,
carefully illustrated these Baby Fish from the southern Gulf of St.
Lawrence with a black pen on drawing paper; then Darin Jay Faber,
a graphic designer, digitized these drawings with a Macintosh (TM)
computer using the program Photoshop (TM). The illustrations
of these larval fish from the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, as
shown in this Web site, were drawn with funds from the Department
of Fisheries and Oceans, St. Andrews,
New Brunswick, Government of Canada. The
original black and white drawings are being stored away from light
in a museum- type black box.
actual specimens illustrated in this Web site were lost during
moving operations within the National Museum of Natural Sciences.
The early beginnings of the descriptions of
Atlantic Ocean larval fish began with
E. Ehrenbaum's publication
of 1905 and 1909 entitled: Eier und Larven von Fischen;
published in: Nordisches Plankton, Zoologischer Teil, Erster
Band, 413 pages, by Verlag von Lipsius & Tischer, Kiel und Leipzig,
common names, scientific names and describers of species from the
Gulf of St. Lawrence in this web Site follow: A.H. Leim and W.B.
Scott. 1966. Fishes
of the Atlantic Coast, and W.B. Scott and M.G. Scott. 1988. Atlantic
Fishes of Canada. Much of the detailed
information in this Web site, The Baby Fishes of Canada ,
was obtained from published and unpublished studies relating to these
Atlantic Ocean species (Refs.
10, 11, 20, 26, 27, 28, 30- 34, 40 and 41). Below is
the map of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence where this decade
of cruises took place.
OF THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE