Reference Specimens and Species Lists
Aquatic and terrestrial species found in North Inlet Estuary or on Hobcaw Barony.
Species lists for North Inlet Estuary and adjacent coastal ecosystems are derived from decades of research. The lists available are (those online are linked): Aquatic & Terrestrial Amphibians & Reptiles, Common Invertebrates, Aquatic & Terrestrial Mammals, Birds, Estuarine Zooplankton, Estuarine Benthic Infauna (macrobenthos), Sharks, Skates, Rays, Bony Fish & Other Motile Nekton, Insects, Butterflies, Vascular Plants.
Some relevant publications
Allen, D.M., W.B. Allen, R.F. Feller, and J.S. Plunket, editors. 2014. Site Profile of the North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Georgetown, S.C. 432 pp. (Link)
Fox, R.S. and E.E. Ruppert. 1985. Shallow-Water Marine Benthic Macroinvertebrates of South Carolina. Species Identification, Community Composition, and Symbiotic Associations. Belle W. Baruch Library in Marine Science no. 14. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC. Available online through the University Libraries Digital Collections.
Ruppert, E.E. and R.S. Fox. 1988. Seashore Animals of the Southeast. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC.
Simpson, R.G., D.M. Allen, S.A. Sherman, and K.F. Edwards. 2015. Fishes of the North Inlet estuary: a guide to their identification and ecology. Belle W. Baruch Institute Special Publication. University of South Carolina. (PDF)
Zingmark, R.G. (Ed.). 1978. An Annotated Checklist of the Biota of the Coastal Zone of South Carolina. Published for the Belle W. Baruch Institute by the University of South Carolina Press.