Michigan Fish, 2014-2018

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Michigan. Department of Natural Resources
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • State of Michigan Open Data Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
bioindicators; ecosystems--fresh water; fishing; Great Lakes (North America); habitats and ecosystems; introduced organisms; native species; natural environment; predation (biology); wildlife
  • Abstract

    These data are publicly available as part of Michigan's Open Data Portal and are updated regularly by the state. This collection is provided by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and features an inventory of 36 fish species found in Michigan lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams. Detailed descriptions for each species include common and Latin species name, identifying physical characteristics, habitat, migration, spawning habits, growth, and life span. Fishing tips for a number of species are also provided, including recommended bait and fishing locations, as well as references to official DNR fishing materials Michigan Fish and How to Catch Them and Better Fishing Waters.
  • Abstract

    This study serves as an inventory of fish species found in Michigan bodies of water.
  • Methods

    The dataset features 5 variables: ID - unique numeric identifier; CommonName - Common fish species name (English); LatinName - Latin fish species name; Narrative - identifying physical characteristics, spawning habits, growth, life span, habitat, etc.; Image - direct URL link to an image of the species;
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS1: Michigan Fish, 2014-2018
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014--2018
  • 2014 / 2018
  • Collection date: 2014--2018
  • 2014 / 2018
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Fish species found in Michigan bodies of water. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
2019-07-01 A time period (2014-2018) is added to the end of the title for the "Michigan Fish" study, so it appears as "Michigan Fish, 2014-2018"
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37224 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37224.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-07-01 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-07-01