Table Bc06: Fish, Crayfish, and Mussel Species Collected in the Meramec River Basin

Table Bc06: Fish, Crayfish, and Mussel Species Collected in the Meramec River Basin Inhabiting Wetlands for Part of Their Life Cycle

Scientific Name (Common Name)
FISHES1
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead) Lepisosteus osseus (Longnose gar)
Ameiurus melas (Black bullhead) Lepisosteus oculatus (Spotted gar)
Carpiodes carpio (River carpsucker) Lepisosteus platostomus (Shortnose gar)
Cyprinus carpio (Common carp) Lepomis humilis (Orangespotted sunfish)
Dorosoma cepedianum (Gizzard shad) Lepomis punctatus (Spotted sunfish)
Erimyzon oblongus (Creek chubsucker) Lepomis gulosus (Warmouth)
Erimyzon sucetta (Lake chubsucker)* Lepomis microlophus (Redear sunfish)
Esox americanus (Grass pickerel) Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill)
Esox lucius (Northern pike)* Lepomis cyanellus (Green sunfish)
Esox americanus (Grass pickerel) Lythrurus u cyanocephalus (Eastern redfin shiner)
Etheostoma asprigene (Mud darter) Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth bass)
Fundulus notatus (Blackstripe topminnow) Notemigonus crysoleucas (Golden shiner)
Fundulus olivaceous (Blackspotted topminnow) Pimephales vigilax (Bullhead minnow)
Gambusia affinis (Mosquitofish) Pimephales notatus (Bluntnose minnow)
Hiodon alosoides (Goldeye) Pimephales promelas (Fathead minnow)
Ictiobus cyprinellus (Bigmouth buffalo) Pomoxis annularis (White crappie)
Ictiobus niger (Black buffalo) Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Black crappie)
Labidesthes sicculus (Brook silverside)  
CRAYFISH 1 MUSSELS 2
Cambarus diogenes (Devil crayfish) Corbicula spp. (Asiatic clam)
  Anodonta grandis grandis (Floater mussel)
  Actinonaias ligametina carinata (Mucket mussel)
  Toxolasma panvus (Lilliput mussel)

* State listed as rare species.

1Missouri Department of Conservation Pflieger Fish Collection

2Missouri Department of Conservation 1980

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