Fishes of the Choctawhatchee Bay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Choctawhatchee Bay Watershed (03140102).  Clicking on the Scientific Name will deliver a wealth of information on the species held at the NatureServe site.

USGS has an interactive map of this watershed which will allow you to see the boundaries and to identify the various tributary names in this system (just hover the cursor over the appropriate creek or river!).

Scientific Name Common Name Occurrence Status
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Etheostoma edwini Brown Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis harperi Redeye Chub Current
Pteronotropis hypselopterus Sailfin Shiner Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Ameiurus catus White Catfish Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Fundulus auroguttatus Banded Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Gambusia holbrooki Eastern Mosquitofish Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Current
Lepomis punctatus Spotted Sunfish Current
Elassoma okefenokee Okefenokee Pygmy Sunfish Current
Fundulus escambiae Russetfin Topminnow Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Etheostoma okaloosae Okaloosa Darter Current
Macrhybopsis sp. 2 Florida Chub Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Microphis brachyurus Opossum Pipefish Current
Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper Current
Awaous banana River Goby Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Current

Bibliography:  NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: July 8, 2012 ).


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