Fishes of the Pensacola Bay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Pensacola Bay Watershed (03140105).  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
Etheostoma edwini Brown Darter Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Pteronotropis signipinnis Flagfin Shiner Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Current

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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