Fishes of the Mobile – Tensaw Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Mobile – Tensaw Watershed (03160204).  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
Notropis candidus Silverside Shiner Current
Notropis edwardraneyi Fluvial Shiner Current
Semotilus thoreauianus Dixie Chub Current
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub Current
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis atherinoides Emerald Shiner Current
Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey Current
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar Current
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar Current
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Notropis baileyi Rough Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis maculatus Taillight Shiner Current
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback Current
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Current
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Ameiurus melas Black 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 chrysotus Golden Topminnow Current
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Current
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow 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
Morone chrysops White Bass Current
Morone mississippiensis Yellow Bass Current
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier 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
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Current
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Current
Ammocrypta meridiana Southern Sand Darter Current
Etheostoma fusiforme Swamp Darter Current
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Perca flavescens Yellow Perch 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
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum Current
Pteronotropis hypselopterus Sailfin Shiner Current
Cycleptus meridionalis Southeastern Blue Sucker Current
Heterandria formosa Least Killifish Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Fundulus jenkinsi Saltmarsh Topminnow Current
Etheostoma lachneri Tombigbee Darter Current
Etheostoma ramseyi Alabama Darter Current
Fundulus blairae Lowland Topminnow Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker 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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