Fishes of the Lower Leaf Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Lower Leaf Watershed (03170005).  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
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead Current
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow Current
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub Current
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub Current
Nocomis leptocephalus Bluehead Chub Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Erimyzon oblongus Creek Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis atherinoides Emerald Shiner Current
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog Sucker Current
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo Current
Notropis baileyi Rough Shiner Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner Current
Pteronotropis welaka Bluenose Shiner Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass 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 notatus Blackstripe Topminnow Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Ammocrypta vivax Scaly Sand Darter Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Current
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth 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 lynceum Brighteye Darter Current
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled 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
Percina aurora Pearl Darter Current
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Current
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum Current
Cycleptus meridionalis Southeastern Blue Sucker Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Current
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Historical
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Historical
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter Historical
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish Historical
Percina lenticula Freckled Darter Historical
Noturus munitus Frecklebelly Madtom 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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