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Online Taxonomic Resources

Identification Keys:
FDEP Bureau of Labs taxonomic keys: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/labs/cgi-bin/sbio/keys.asp
The site above has a listing of all the keys in pdf form. Below we have these keys here written similar to the following format:

Florida Identification Keys:

  • Amphipod.exe - LeCroy, Sara E. 2000. An Illustrated Identification Guide to the Nearshore Marine and Estuarine Amphipoda of Florida, Volume 1 (self-extracting .zip to html, 6.5 MB)
  • Amphipod Key Volume 2 - LeCroy, Sara E. "An Illustrated Identification Guide to the Nearshore Marine and Estuarine Gammaridean Amphipoda of Florida: Volume 2. (.pdf A, 6MB, .pdf B 6 MB)
  • Amphipodkeyv3.pdf - LeCroy, Sara E. 2004. "An Illustrated Identification Guide to the Nearshore Marine and Estuarine Gammaridean Amphipoda of Florida," Volume III (.pdf, 18 MB)
  • Amphipodkeyv4.pdf - LeCroy, Sara E. 2007. "An Illustrated Identification Guide to the Nearshore Marine and Estuarine Gammaridean Amphipoda of Florida," Volume IV (.pdf, 5 MB)
  • Beetles.pdf - Epler, J. H. 1996. Identification manual for the water beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Hydraenidae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae, Psephenidae, Ptilodactylidae, Scirtidae). (PDF, 9.0 MB)
  • Clams.pdf - Heard, W. H. 1979. Identification manual of the freshwater clams of Florida. (PDF, 2.7 MB)
  • Cumacea Guide - Heard, R. T., D. Roccatagliata, and Iorgu Petrescu. 2007. An Illustrated Guide to Cumacea ( Crustacea: Malacostraca: Pericardia ) from Florida Coastal and Shelf Waters to Depths of 100 M. (PDF, 39MB).
  • Decapods.pdf - Abele, L. G., and W. Kim. 1986. An illustrated guide to the marine decapod crustaceans of Florida. [with illustrations] (PDF, 35 MB) [with illustrations, 2 files] (PDF #1, 13 MB, PDF #2, 12 MB) [without illustrations] (PDF, 614 kB)
  • Damselfly.pdf - Daigle, J. J. 1991. Florida Damselflies (Zygoptera): a Species Key to the Aquatic Larval Stages. (PDF, 208 kB)
  • Dragonflykey.pdf - Richardson, J. S. 2003. Identification Manual for the Dragonfly Larvae (Anisoptera) of Florida.(PDF, 104 MB)
  • Frnpnhdl.pdf - Ross, L. T. 1989. An identification guide to the ferns of the Florida panhandle. (PDF, 135 kB)
  • Gastropoda Key - Thompson, Fred G.2004.An Identification Manual for the Freshwater Snails of Florida. Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville.
  • Heteroptera.pdf - Epler, J.H.2006. Identification manual for the aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida (Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae, Hebridae, Hydrometridae, Mesoveliidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae, Ochteridae, Pleidae, Saldidae, Veliidae). (PDF, 37 MB).
  • Leeches.pdf - Klemm, D. J. 1995. Identification guide to the freshwater leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea ) of Florida and other southern states. (PDF, 3.1 MB)
  • Leechx.exe (electronic version) - Klemm, D. J. 1995. Identification Guide to the Freshwater Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea ) of Florida and other Southern States (self-extracting .zip to html, 1.4 MB)
  • Mayflyguide.pdf - Pescador, M. and Richard, B. 2004. Guide to the Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) Nymphs of Florida, (PDF, 27.4 MB).
  • Megaloptera - A. K. Rasmussen, Pescador, M. L. 2002. A guide to the Megaloptera and Aquatic Neuroptera of Florida, 78 pages. (PDF, 4 MB)
  • Midges.pdf - Epler, J. H. 1995. Identification manual for the larval Chironomidae (Diptera). (PDF, 9.2 MB)
  • Mitekey.exe (electronic version) - Pluchino, E. S., Richardson, J., Riley, J., 1999. Guide to the common water mite genera of Florida (self-extracting .zip to html, 1.9 MB)
  • Mites.pdf - Pluchino, E. S. 1984. Guide to the common water mite genera of Florida. (PDF, 1.05 MB)
  • Mysids.pdf - Farrell, D. H. 1979. Guide to shallow-water mysids from Florida. (PDF, 664 kB)
  • Oligofw.pdf - Milligan, M. R. 1997. Identification Manual for the aquatic Oligochaeta of Florida. Vol. I. Freshwater oligochaetes. (PDF, 5.7 MB)
  • Oligoest.pdf - Milligan, M. R. 1995. Identification Manual for the aquatic Oligochaeta of Florida. Vol. II. Estuarine and nearshore marine oligochaetes. (PDF, 8.6 MB)
  • Sflampds.pdf - Thomas, J. D. 1993. Identification manual for the marine Amphipoda: (Gammaridea), I. Common coral reef and rocky bottom amphipods of south Florida. (PDF, 1073 kB)
  • Stonefly.pdf - Pescador, M. L., A. K. Rasmussen, and B. A. Richard. 2000. A Guide to the Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Florida. (PDF, 3.0 MB)
  • Tanaidacea.pdf - Heard, R., T. Hansknecht, and K. Larsen. 2003. An Illustrated Identification Guide to Florida Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) Occurring in Depths of Less Than 200 m. (PDF, 42MB)
  • Trichoptera - Pescador, M. L., A. K. Rasmussen, and S. C. Harris. 2004. Identification manual for the caddisfly (Trichoptera) larvae of Florida (Revised edition), 141 pages. (PDF, 3MB)


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