Illustrated Taxonomy for the Gulf of Maine

The images you find here are the most visible species in the Gulf of Maine region. As is the case with land animals, it is usually the larger species (or mega-fauna) of marine life that are more well-studied, illustrated and photographed and so are included here. This image collection is only a portion of the over 3,000 species known in the Gulf of Maine Register of Marine Species.

Over time, we would like to expand our Illustrated Taxonomy section. If you’d like to contribute an image of a marine species not shown here, please contact Susan Ryan, Education and Outreach Coordinator, with the name of the species, the source of the image and if known, the location and date the image was made.