Our posters showcase the allure of Zoological subjects and offer basic information useful for schools, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts of all ages. Artwork was created by experienced biological illustrators and annotated by zoologists with expert knowledge of the material. Posters are printed individually in the Museum, using archival exhibition-quality media. All store proceeds help purchase supplies and equipment for Museum projects and students.

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 The Fishes of Wisconsin

183 species are illustrated life size. From the tiny Least Darter to the giant Lake Sturgeon, natives and exotics, they are all here, including some species that are just venturing into Wisconsin waters, and some that are sadly almost extinct. This 44 inch X 13 foot poster is printed with archival inks on exhibition quality canvas. Created by Kandis Elliot, UW-Senior Artist Emerita. Photo references provided by John Lyons, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

44 X 156 inches

$150

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If a 13-foot poster is a bit overwhelming, or you are an aficionado of a specific group, we've schooled some fishes into a few smaller posters. Printed on heavy luster paper using archival inks.
Species are illustrated life size except where noted. Poster sizes are in inches.


Little Fishes of Wisconsin

16 Families are represented by their smallest members. If you've ever gazed into a stream or shoreline, you probably saw these little guys as darting shadows. What's the difference between minnows and shiners? Chubs and chubsuckers? We address these questions and provide other interesting tidbits about Wisconsin's littlest fishes.

36 x 24

$25

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The Sunfish Family

This could also be called the Bass Family, because it includes the well-known Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. It also includes the bluegill, the "first fish" of many a young angler.

 36 x 24

$25

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 The Sunfish Family

 The Perch Family

Yellow Perch and Walleye are well-known members of this family, but so are 15 little Darters, many of which are Wisconsin's most colorful fish.

36 x 17

$25

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 The Perch Family

The Pike Family

All 3 members of the Pike Family are aggressive predators. The Northern Pike and Muskellunge are highly sought-after game fish. The Pickerel rules in slow, warm waters and marshes.

44 x 24

$30

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 The Pike Family

The Catfish Family

An array of "whiskers" and fin spines make catfish immediately recognizable, from the huge Flathead and prevalent Bullheads, to the tiny Madtoms.

36 x24

$25

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 The Catfish Family

The Gar Family

We included the spotted gar, an occasional southern visitor, among these stealth hunters. Warming waters may bring several more southern species of fishes into the state.

44 x 18

$25

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 The Gar Family

The Salmon Family

Illustrated at 80% life size.

Our most important game and commercial fishes are represented in the Salmon Family. We included all of Wisconsin's introduced species, and a few of our rarest such as the Black Cisco, now probably extinct due to overfishing.

60 x 24

$50

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 The Salmon Family

The Sucker Family

Illustrated at 80% life size.

Wisconsin has a lot of Sucker Family representatives, including Redhorse, Buffalo, Carpsuckers and Chubsuckers, as well as Suckers.We had to reduce them a little to fit them all on a manageable poster. Big lips and big scales are general features of these fishes.

60 x 24

$50

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 The Sucker Family

The Minnow Family

Minnows, Shiners, Dace and other groups in this family are the major food source for nearly all of Wisconsin's predatory fishes. It may surprise some folks to see that the Carp and Goldfish are also "minnows."

28 x 36

$25

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 The Minnow Family

The Bats of Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to both cave bats that are permanent residents, and tree bats that migrate south for the winter. All 9 species are valuable pest-control weapons—one bat can eat 1,200 insects a night! Cave bats are all endangered, mainly due to the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome.

24 X 43 inches

$30

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 Great Lakes Migratory Fishes

The Clean Water Act of 1972 and recent dam removals have benefited fish species that undergo seasonal spawning runs up tributary streams along the shores of Great Lakes states. We have schooled river-run species from our Fishes of Wisconsin poster, and added one from Michigan, to create this poster featuring the 54 migratory fishes from the Great Lakes. Illustrated life size.

44 X 120 inches

$120

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