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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Fishing > Fish Identification Form Fish Identification Form

Photo of a Striped Shiner fish in the palm of a hand

Caught a fish but need help identifying the species? The Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife can help. Just use the form below to submit a request and email a photo or video.

Completion of this form is voluntary. Data submitted may be shared within DNR and partners with the discretion of DNR staff. Personal information will be used to process your observation and may also be used for participation in surveys and other secondary purposes. A fisheries biologist may contact you with questions about your observation or to set up a site visit to verify authenticity details of any photos submitted.
What we're looking for in fish ID photos:

 

  1. A picture of the entire fish with something in it to reference size (e.g., ruler, coin)
  2. Close up of any unique features of the fish

Please email photos to fishid@dnr.IN.gov in medium size .jpeg file format. Videos should be .mp4, wmv or .mov and less than 10 MB in size.