Fishes of the Perdido Bay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Perdido Bay Watershed (03140107).  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 petersoni Coastal Shiner Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Etheostoma edwini Brown Darter Current
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad Current
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad Current
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Pteronotropis hypselopterus Sailfin Shiner Current
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly Current
Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish Current
Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow Current
Elassoma evergladei Everglades Pygmy Sunfish Current
Amia calva Bowfin Current
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish Current
Arius felis Hardhead Catfish Current
Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker Current
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon 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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