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Table Bc01: Fish species collected within the Niangua Watershed

Table Bc01: Fish species collected within the Niangua Watershed.
Scientific Name Common Name Federal Status State Staus State Rank Global Rank
Lampreys
Chestnut lamprey Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Northern brook lamprey I. fossor
Sturgeons
Lake sturgeon Acipenser fluvescens E S1 G3
Paddlefishes
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula S3 G4
Gars
Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus
Shortnose gar L. platostomus
Herrings
Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum
Threadfin shad D. petenense
Mooneyes
Goldeye Hiodon alosoides
Mooneye H. tergisus R S3? G5
Trouts
Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
Brown trout Salmo trutta
Pikes
Muskellunge E. masquinongy1
Minnows
Central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum
Largescale stoneroller Campostoma oligolepis
Goldfish Carassius auratus1
Grass carp Ctenopharygodon idella1
Red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis
Common carp Cyprinus carpio1
Gravel chub Erimystax x-punctatus
Striped shiner Luxilis chrysocephalus
Bleeding shiner L. zonatus
Redfin shiner Lythrurus umbratilis
Hornyhead chub Nocomis biguttatus
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleuca
Bighead carp Hypophthalmicthys nobilis1
Black carp Nylopharyngodon piceus
Emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides
Wedgespot shiner N. greenei
Blacknose shiner N. heterolepis R S2 G5
Ozark minnow N. nubilus
Rosyface shiner N. rubellus
Sand shiner N. stramineus
Southern redbelly dace Phoxinus erythrogaster
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus
Fathead minnow P. promelas
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus
Suckers
Suckermouth minnow Phenacobius mirabilis
River carpsucker Carpiodes carpio
Quillback C. cyprinus
Highfin carpsucker C. velifer S2 G4G5
White sucker Catostomus commersoni
Northern hog sucker Hypentelium nigricans
Smallmouth buffalo Ictiobus bubalus
Bigmouth buffalo I. cyprinellus
Black buffalo I. niger
Silver redhorse Moxostoma ansurum
River redhorse M. carinatum
Black redhorse M. duquesnei
Golden redhorse M. erythrurum
Shorthead redhorse M. macrolepidotum
Catfishes
Black bullhead Ameiurus melas
Yellow bullhead A. natalis
Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus
Channel catfish I. puctatus
Slender madtom Noturus exilis
Stonecat N. flavus
Flathead catfish Pylodictus olivaris
Cavefishes
Southern cavefish Typhlichthys subterraneus
Killifishes
Northern studfish Fundulus catenatus
Blackspotted topminnow F. olivaceus
Plains topminnow F. sciadicus S3 G3
Blackstriped topminnow F. notatus
Livebearers
Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis1
Silversides
Brook silverside Labidesthes sicculus
Sculpins
Mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi
Banded sculpin C. carolinae
Ozark sculpin C. hypselurus
Temperate Basses
White bass Morone chrysops
Striped bass M. saxatilis1
Striped bass hybrid M. saxatilis x M. chrysops1
Sunfishes
Rock bass Ambloplites rupestris
Green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus
Warmouth L. gulosus
Orangespotted sunfish L. humilis
Bluegill L. macrochirus
Longear sunfish L. megalotis
Redear sunfish L. microlophus
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu
Spotted bass M.punctulatus
Largemouth bass M. salmoides
White crappie Pomoxis annularis
Black crappie P. nigromaculatus
Perches
Greenside darter Etheostoma blemmioides
Rainbow darter E. caeruleum
Striped fantail darter E. flabellare lineolatum
Least darter E. microperca S2 G5
Niangua darter E. nianguae T E S2 G2
Johnny darter E. nigrum
Stippled darter E. punctulatum
Northern orangethroat darter E. spectabile
Missouri saddled darter E. tetrazonum
Banded darter E. zonale
Ozark logperch P.caprodes fulvitaenia
Bluestripe darter P. cymatotaenia * S2 G2
Slenderhead darter P. phoxocephala
Gilt darter Percina evides
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum
Drums
Freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens

1 Introduced species

Federal Status

E = Endangered

T = Threatened

C = Candidate for listing

* = Formerly listed as C2 (candidate for listing). This category was dropped in 1996.

E = Endangered

NOTE: All other classifications were dropped in 1998.

State Rank

Numerical rank of relative indangerment for the species within the state based on the number of known occurrences.

S1 = Critically imperiled in the state because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especiallly vulnerable to extirpation from the state.

S2 = Imperiled in the state because of rarity or because some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from the state.

S3 = Rare or uncommon in the state.

S4 = Widespread, abundant, and apparently secure in the state, but of long-term concern.

S5 = Demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure in the state, and essentially eradicable under present conditions.

S#S# =Indicates range of uncertainty of the exact numerical ranking for the species.

? = denotes ranking which is uncertain.

Global Rank

Numerical ranking of relative endangerment for the species worldwide. The categories are similar to those listed above for State Rank.

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