Table Bc01: Species composition of the East Osage River Basin

Species composition of more abundant gamefish, large non-game fish, and small non-game fish in MDC community fish samples for each subbasin based on all MDC samples from the basin to date. Note: Values in bold represent the greatest percentage of that species.

Table Bc01:
Common Name Lower Osage R. Lower Maries R. Upper Maries R. Little Maries R. Tavern Cr. Wet Glaize Cr. Dry Auglaize Cr.
GAMEFISH
Green sunfish 1.16 0.36 0.23 0.15 0.66 0.87 2.53
Bluegill 4.67 1.05 0.35 0.81 0.81 0.03 2.28
Longear sunfish 3.08 3.97 0.79 1.58 1.16 0.34 0.17
Smallmouth bass 0.43 0.47 0.31 1.10 0.95 0.06 0
Spotted bass 1.34 0.51 0 0.02 0.15 0.04 0.02
Largemouth bass 0.62 0.30 0.08 0.12 0.11 0.06 0.35
White crappie 0 0 0 0 0.01 0 0.46
Channel catfish 0.46 0.05 0 0 0.01 0 0
Yellow bullhead 0.03 0.15 0.32 0.15 0.04 0 0.14
LARGE NON-GAME FISH
Common carp 0.05 0.50 0 0 0.002 0.03 0.02
White sucker 0 0 0 0 0.06 0.21 0.89
Northern hogsucker 0.15 0.10 0 0.05 0.24 0.50 0.10
Black redhorse 0.73 0.66 0.01 0.03 0.43 0.34 0.38
Golden redhorse 0.07 0.48 0.01 0 0.17 0.21 0.03
Shorthead redhorse 0.84 0.05 0 0 0.01 0 0
River carpsucker 0.03 0 0 0 0 0.01 0
Longnose gar 0.15 0.01 0 0 0.01 0 0
SMALL NON-GAME FISH
Largescale stoneroller 1.77 4.21 3.73 1.17 3.73 0.34 0.83
Central stoneroller 2.67 1.17 13.9 10.2 8.08 3.35 28.6
Gravel chub 1.34 0.23 0 0 0.10 0 0
Creek chub 0.26 0.05 2.12 2.03 0.59 0.71 4.41
Bleeding shiner 15.6 20.4 19.3 29.5 27.1 29.1 6.5
Wedgespot shiner 0 9.83 0.01 0.03 3.42 3.06 0
Emerald shiner 5.56 0 0 0 0.003 0 0
Ozark minnow 24.9 22.1 14.7 13.6 14.8 12.3 13.9
Southern redbelly dace 0 0 7.28 1.72 4.76 0.42 0.34
Bluntnose minnow 2.56 1.88 0.48 0.36 1.41 1.42 7.47
Fathead minnow 0 0 0.01 0 0 8.80 0.12
Northern studfish 3.18 1.35 13.1 8.14 4.6 3.89 0.66
Brook silverside 1.26 5.94 1.52 1.86 1.64 0.33 0.89
Rainbow darter 1.87 8.66 3.41 4.01 6.19 5.52 1.40
Striped fantail darter 2.11 5.05 5.82 9.86 4.55 7.01 0.51
Orangethroat darter 7.61 1.22 8.33 6.73 3.70 3.10 4.36
Table Bc01:
Common Name Deer Cr. Turkey Cr. Cole Camp Cr. Upper LOZ Hills Gravois Arm Lower LOZ Hills Miller Co Osg R Hills
GAMEFISH
Green sunfish 1.98 0.21 1.55 13.2 0.40 - 0.06
Bluegill 5.28 0.79 0.76 5.32 0.99 - 5.47
Longear sunfish 5.28 2.26 0.99 0.44 5.05 - 1.45
Smallmouth bass 2.14 0.05 0.10 9.90 2.18 - 0.15
Spotted bass 0.33 0.53 0.21 0.13 0.10 - 0.55
Largemouth bass 1.15 0.47 0.45 1.01 2.97 - 0.20
White crappie 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.46
Channel catfish 0 0 0.02 0.13 0 - 1.32
Yellow bullhead 0.32 0.16 0.03 1.01 0.10 - 0.01
LARGE NON-GAME FISH
Common carp 0.16 0 0.02 0 0 - 0.33
White sucker 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.01
Northern hogsucker 0.91 0.80 0.05 8.16 1.29 - 0.01
Black redhorse 0.82 0.05 0.28 0 0 - 0.34
Golden redhorse 1.00 0 0.40 0 0 - 0.15
Shorthead redhorse 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.21
River carpsucker 0 0 0.03 0 0 - 1.48
Longnose gar 0 0.05 0 0 0 - 0.97
SMALL NON-GAME FISH
Largescale stoneroller 3.30 0 3.12 0.03 1.58 - 0.43
Central stoneroller 2.06 0.37 5.07 0.52 4.75 - 1.98
Gravel chub 0 0 0 0 0 - 14.1
Creek chub 0.66 0.05 0.81 7.95 2.48 - 0.38
Bleeding shiner 36.7 21.7 9.4 20.2 25.3 - 3.4
Wedgespot shiner 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.02
Emerald shiner 0 0 0 0 0 - 17.0
Ozark minnow 9.3 23.1 38.1 0.28 11.3 - 3.64
Southern redbelly dace 0.08 0 0 6.86 1.29 - 0.78
Bluntnose minnow 0.16 6.63 5.07 0 1.09 - 9.66
Fathead minnow 0 0 0.86 0 0.10 - 0.03
Northern studfish 6.92 8.21 0.71 1.19 14.6 - 3.81
Brook silverside 3.30 4.58 6.39 0 1.49 - 8.12
Rainbow darter 10.1 3.42 5.32 2.00 2.87 - 0.60
Striped fantail darter 1.40 5.05 2.46 2.72 0.89 - 0.78
Orangethroat darter 2.80 0.26 8.84 3.04 3.56 - 1.97

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