Fishes of the Mississippi Coastal Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Mississippi Coastal Watershed (03170009).  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
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog Sucker Current
Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Noturus miurus Brindled Madtom Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Enneacanthus gloriosus Bluespotted Sunfish Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Morone mississippiensis Yellow Bass Current
Morone saxatilis Striped 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 chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Fundulus pulvereus Bayou Killifish Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Ammocrypta vivax Scaly Sand Darter Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass 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
Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Current
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Etheostoma lynceum Brighteye Darter Current
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Fundulus jenkinsi Saltmarsh Topminnow Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Arius felis Hardhead Catfish Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Microphis brachyurus Opossum Pipefish Current
Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Current
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Historical
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow Historical
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Historical
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish 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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