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Table Bc05: Fish species of the East Osage River Basin

Table Bc05: Fish species of the East Osage River Basin.
Common Name Scientific Name Status*
LARGE FISH
Alabama shad Alosa alabamae B
American eel Anguilla rostrata A, B, C, D
Bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis D
Bigmouth buffalo Ictiobus cyprinellus B, C, D
Black crappie Pomxis nigromaculatus B, C, D
Black redhorse Moxostoma erythrurum A, B, C, D
Black bullhead Ameiurus melas A, B, C, D
Black buffalo Ictiobus niger C
Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus B, C, D
Blue sucker Cycleptus elongatus B, C
Bluegill Lepomis cyanellus A, B, C, D
Brown trout Salmo trutta K
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus A, B, C, D
Chestnut lamprey Ichthyomyzon castaneus B, C, D
Common carp Cyprinus carpio A, B, C, D
Flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris A, B, C, D
Freckled madtom Noturus nocturnus A, B
Freshwater drum Aplodinotus grunniens A, B, C, D
Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum A, B, C, D
Golden redhorse Moxostoma erythrurum A, B, C, D
Goldeye Hiodon alsoides B, C, D
Goldfish Carassius auratus A, B, C, D
Grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella D
Common Name Scientific Name Status*
Green sunfish Lepomis cyanellus A, B, C, D
Highfin carpsucker Carpiodes velifer B, C
Lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens A, D
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides A, B, C, D
Longear sunfish Lepomis megalotis A, B, C, D
Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus A, B, C, D
Mooneye Hiodon tergisus B
Muskellunge Esox masquinongy K
Northern brook lamprey Ichthyomyzon fossor K
Northern pike Esox lucius B, C, D
Northern hogsucker Hypentelium nigricans A, B, C, D
Orangespotted sunfish Lepomis humilis A, B, C
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula K, D
Quillback Carpiodes cyprinus A, B, C, D
Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss K
River carpsucker Carpiodes carpio A, B, C
River redhorse Moxostama carinatum A, B, C, D
Rock Bass Ambloplites rupestris B, C, D
Sauger Stizostedion canadense A, B, C, D
Shorthead redhorse Moxostoma macrolepidotum A, B, C, D
Shortnose gar Lepisosteus platostomus B, C, D
Shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus B, C
Silver redhorse Moxostoma anisurum B, C, D
Skipjack herring Alosa chrysochloris B, C
Common Name Scientific Name Status*
Smallmouth buffalo Ictiobus bubalus A, B, C, D
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui A, B, C, D
Southern brook lamprey Ichthyomyzon gagei K
Striped bass Morone saxatilis K
Spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus A, B, C, D
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum A, B, C, D
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus B, D
White Crappie Pomoxis annularis A, B, C, D
White sucker Catostomus commersoni A, B, C, D
White bass Morone chrysops B, C, D
Yellow bullhead Ictalurus natalis ameiurs A, B, C, D
NEKTONIC FISH
Blacknose shiner Notropis heterolepis A, C, D
Blackspotted topminnow Fundulus oluvaceus A, B, C, D
Bleeding shiner Notropis zonatus A, B, C, D
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus A, B, C, D
Brook silverside Labidesthes sicculus A, B, C, D
Central Stoneroller Campostoma Anomalum A, B, C, D
Channel shiner Notropis wickliffi B
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus A, B, C, D
Emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides A, B, C, D
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas A, B, C, D
Ghost shiner Notropis buchanani A, B, C, D
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas A, B, C, D
Common Name Scientific Name Status*
Hornyhead chub Nocomis biguttatus A, B, C, D
Largescale stoneroller Campostoma oligolepis A, B, C, D
Mimic shiner Notropis volucellus A, B, C, D
Northern studfish Fundulus catenatus A, B, C, D
Ozark minnow Notropis nubilus A, B, C, D
Plains topminnow Fundulus sciadicus A, B, C, D
Red shiner Notropis lutrensis A, B, C, D
Redfin shiner Lythrurus umbratilis A, B, C, D
Rosyface shiner Notropis rubellus A, B, C, D
Sand shiner Notropis stramineus A, B, C, D
Southern redbelly dace Phoxinus erythrogaster A, B, C, D
Silverband shiner Notropis shumardi B
Silver Chub Macrhybopsis storeriana B
Speckled chub Macrhybopsis aestivalis B
Striped shiner Luxilus chrysocephalua B, D
Studfish Fundulus Catenatus A, B, C, D
Wedgespot shiner Notropis greenei A, B, C, D
Western silvery minnow Hybognathus argyritis B, C
Western mosquitofish Gambusia affinis A, C, D
BENTHIC FISH
Banded darter Etheostoma zonale A, B, C, D
Banded sculpin Cottus carolinae A, B, C, D
Fantail darter Etheostoma flabellare ssp. A, B, C, D
Gravel chub Erimystax x-punctatus A, B, C, D
Common Name Scientific Name Status*
Gilt darter Percina evides B, C
Greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides A, B, C, D
Johnny darter Etheostoma nigrum A, B, C, D
Least darter Etheostoma microperca A, B, C
Logperch Percina caprodes B, D
Missouri saddled darter Etheostoma tetrazonum A, B, C, D
Mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi B, D
Niangua darter Etheostoma nianguae A, B, C, D
Northern orangethroat darter Etheostoma s spectabile A, B, C, D
Ozark logperch Percina c fulvitaenia A, B, C, D
Ozark sculpin Cottus hypselurus A, B, C, D
Rainbow darter Etheostoma caeruleum A, B, C, D
Slender madtom Noturus exilis A, B, C, D
Slenderhead darter Percina phoxocephala A, B, C, D
Speckled chub Macrhybopsis aestivalis C
Southern cavefish Typhlichthys subterraneus K
Stonecat Noturus flavus A, B, C, D
Stippled darter Etheostoma punctulatum A, B, C, D
Suckermouth minnow Phenacobius mirabilis A, B, C
Tadpole madtom Noturus gyrinus K

A=collected before 1946 B=collected between 1946 and 1973 C=collected from 1974-1990 D=collected from 1990-2001 K=known or probable occurrence within basin though species not represented in MDC community samples based on ineffective sampling methods for that species or rarity of species.

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