Table Bc02: Status of Fishes Known in the Fox River Basin

Table Bc02: Status of Fishes Known in the Fox River Basin

Annotated List and Status of Fishes Known to the Fox River Basin, Including Trophic, Geographical, and Ecological Affinities.
Species Coll. 1987 Survey Coll. Prior Surveys Trophic1 Guild Status2 Geographic3 Affinity Ecological4 Affinity
Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus) X - P LA W L-LR
Shortnose Gar (Lepisosteus (platostomus) X - P LA R L-LR
Bowfin (Amia calva) X X P U L L-LR
Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) X - P U W L-LR
Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) X X O LA W L-LR,LA
Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) X X H C O-P N-CR
Red Shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) X X O C P N-CR,SR
Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) X X O C W L-SR, LR
Mississippi Silvery Minnow (Hyboqnathus nuchalis) - X H* E L N-LR
Silver Chub (Hybopsis storeriana) X X I LA R N-LR
Golden Shiner (Notemiqonus crysoleucas) X X O LA W N-HS
Emerald Shiner (Notropis atherinoides) X X I LA R N-LR
River Shiner (Notropis blennius) X - I U R N-LR
Bigmouth Shiner (Notropis dorsalis) X X I C P N-CR
Sand Shiner (Notropis ludibundus) X X O C P N-CR,SR
Suckermouth Minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis) X X I C P B-SR,LR
Bluntnose Minnow (Pimephales notatus) X X O C W N-CR,SR
Flathead Minnow (Pimephales promelad) X X O LA P N-HS
Bullhead Minnow (Pimephales viqilax) X X I U L N-SR,LR
Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) X X I C O-P N-CR,HS
River Carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) X X O C P L-SR,LR
Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus) X - O C P L-SR
White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni) X X I LA O-P L-HS,SR
Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) X - I LA W L-LR
Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus) X - I\P LA W L-LR
Black Buffalo (Ictiobus nigeru) - X I R W L-LR
Golden Redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum) X - I R O L-SR,CR
Shorthead Redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum) X X I C O-P L-SR
Black Bullhead (Ameiurus melas) X X I LA W L-CR,HS
Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis) X X I LA W L-CR,SR
Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) X X I/P C W L-SR,LR
Slender Madtom (Noturus exilis) X - I* U O B-SR
Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus) X X I U O B-CR
Freckled Madtom (Noturus nocturnus) - X I U L B-LR
Flathead Catfish (Pylodictus olivaris) X X P LA W L-SR,LR
Northern Pike (Esox lucius) X - P R O-P L-LR,LA
Central Mudminnow (Umbra limi) - X O R P N-LA
Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) X X I C L N-SR,LR
White Bass (Morone chrysops) X - I/P LA R L-LR
Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) X X I/P C W L-HS,SR
Warmouth (Lepomis gulosus) X - I/P R L L-LR
Orangespotted Sunfish (Lepomis humilis) X X I C P L-CR
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) X X I LA W L-SR
Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieui) X - I/P C O L-SR
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) X X I/P LA W L-SR
White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis) X X I/P LA W L-LR
Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) X X I/P LA W L-LR
Johnny Darter (Etheostoma nigrum) X X I C O-P B-HS,CR
Orangethroat Darter (Etheostoma spectabile) X - I U O B-HS,CR
Slenderhead Darter (Percina phoxocephala) X X I* C O-P B-SR,LR
Sauger (Stizostedion canadense) X - P LA R L-LR
Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) - X P LA W L-LR
Freshwater Drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) X - I/P C R L-LR

1- H=Herbivore, I=Insectivore, O=Omnivore, P=Piscivore, *=Intolerant Species

2 - C=Common, E=Extirpated, LA=Locally Abundant, R=Rare, U=Uncommon

3 - L=Lowland, O=Ozark, P=Prairie, R=Big River, W=Wide Ranging

4 - B=Benthic, L=Large Species, N=Nektonic, CR=Creek, HS=Headwater Stream, LA=Lake/Marsh, LR=Large River, SR=Small River

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