Fishes of the Upper Chickasawhay Watershed

This is an interactive list of Freshwater Fishes found in the Upper Chickasawhay Watershed (03170002).  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
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye Current
Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner Current
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped Shiner Current
Lythrurus roseipinnis Cherryfin Shiner Current
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub Current
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub Current
Notropis baileyi Rough Shiner Current
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw Minnow Current
Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner Current
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow Current
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek Chub Current
Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead Current
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom Current
Noturus nocturnus Freckled Madtom Current
Centrarchus macropterus Flier Current
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish Current
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow Current
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow Current
Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish Current
Etheostoma swaini Gulf Darter Current
Ammocrypta vivax Scaly Sand Darter Current
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Current
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Current
Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish Current
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass Current
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass Current
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter Current
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Current
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter Current
Percina sciera Dusky Darter Current
Etheostoma lynceum Brighteye Darter Current
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Current
Percina suttkusi Gulf Logperch Current
Percina vigil Saddleback Darter Current
Acipenser oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Current
Percina lenticula Freckled Darter Current
Ambloplites ariommus Shadow Bass Current
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch Current
Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish Current
Esox americanus Redfin or Grass Pickerel Current
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow Current
Hybopsis winchelli Clear Chub Current
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog Sucker Current
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Current
Labidesthes sicculus Brook Silverside Current
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Current
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker Current
Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail Redhorse Current
Nocomis leptocephalus Bluehead Chub Current
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner Current
Notropis atherinoides Emerald Shiner Current
Notropis longirostris Longnose Shiner Current
Notropis texanus Weed Shiner Current
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom Current
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Current
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring Historical
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker Historical
Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin Chubsucker Historical
Etheostoma artesiae Redspot Darter Historical
Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead Historical
Noturus funebris Black Madtom Historical
Esox niger Chain Pickerel Historical
Fundulus dispar Starhead Topminnow Historical
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish Historical
Pomoxis annularis White Crappie Historical
Ammocrypta beani Naked Sand Darter Historical
Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter Historical
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Historical
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Historical
Percina aurora Pearl Darter Historical
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Historical
Anguilla rostrata American Eel Historical
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow 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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