Fishes of the Lower Chickasawhay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Lower Chickasawhay Watershed (03170003).  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
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow Current
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Notropis atherinoides Emerald Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Noturus nocturnus Freckled Madtom Current
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Current
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter Current
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Current
Percina sciera Dusky Darter Current
Percina shumardi River Darter Current
Percina suttkusi Gulf Logperch Current
Percina vigil Saddleback Darter Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Notropis melanostomus Blackmouth Shiner Current
Percina lenticula Freckled Darter Current
Percina aurora Pearl Darter Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Current
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Historical
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Historical
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Historical

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

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