Fishes of the Escatawpa Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Escatawpa Watershed (03170008).  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
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow 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
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Noturus nocturnus Freckled Madtom Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted Sunfish Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Current
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma lynceum Brighteye Darter Current
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Leptolucania ommata Pygmy Killifish Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Ammocrypta vivax Scaly Sand Darter Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Percina suttkusi Gulf Logperch Current
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter Historical

Reference:  NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: July 7, 2012 ).


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