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Table Bc01: Fishes Sampled from the Blue River by MDC

Table Bc01: Fishes Sampled from the Blue River by MDC

 

Species 1966 1978-1980 1986-1998
Shortnose gar (Lepisosteus platostomus)   x  
Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)   x x
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) x x x
River carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) x x x
Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus)     x
White sucker (Catostomus commersoni) x x x
Freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens)     x
Bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus)     x
Smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus)     x
Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) x x x
White crappie (Pomoxis annularis) x x x
Black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)     x
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) x x x
Longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis)     x
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) x x x
Orangespotted sunfish (Lepomis humilis) x x x
Hybrid sunfish (varies x varies)     x
Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) x x x
Flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris)   x x
Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas)   x x
Yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)   x x
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)     x
Bighead carp (Hypopthalmicthys nobilis)     x
Goldfish (Carassium auratus)   x x
Central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) x x x
Creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) x x  
Red shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) x x x
Redfin shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis) x x x
Golden shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas) x x x
Emerald shiner (Notropis atherinoides)   x x
Sand shiner (Notropis stramineus) x x x
Suckermouth minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis) x x x
Bluntnose minnow (Pimephales notatus) x x x
Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) x    
Slender madtom (Noturus exilis) x x x
Johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum)   x x
Orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) x   x
Logperch (Percina caprodes) x   x

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Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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