Fishes of the Escambia Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Escambia Watershed (03140305).  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
Fundulus escambiae Russetfin Topminnow Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner Current
Nocomis leptocephalus Bluehead Chub Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Campostoma oligolepis Largescale Stoneroller Current
Notropis baileyi Rough Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus auroguttatus Banded Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Etheostoma colorosum Coastal Darter Current
Etheostoma edwini Brown Darter Current
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Percina vigil Saddleback Darter Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Current
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Pteronotropis hypselopterus Sailfin Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Pteronotropis welaka Bluenose Shiner Current
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek Chub Current
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ameiurus catus White Catfish Current
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse Current
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Fundulus chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Gambusia holbrooki Eastern Mosquitofish Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted Sunfish Current
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Current
Lepomis punctatus Spotted Sunfish Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Lythrurus atrapiculus Blacktip Shiner Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Hybopsis sp. 1 Coastal Chub Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Semotilus thoreauianus Dixie Chub Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Macrhybopsis sp. 2 Florida Chub Current
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter Current
Ammocrypta bifascia Florida Sand Darter Current
Percina austroperca Southern Logperch Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Current
Fundulus blairae Lowland Topminnow Historical

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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