Fishes of the Mobile Bay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Mobile Bay Watershed (03160205).  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
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal 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
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead Current
Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Fundulus auroguttatus Banded Topminnow Current
Fundulus chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Fundulus notti Bayou Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Morone mississippiensis Yellow Bass Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish 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 nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Pteronotropis hypselopterus Sailfin Shiner Current
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar 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

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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