Table Bc07: Fish species present in the samples of AmerenUE

Table Bc07: Fish species present in the samples of AmerenUE (1980-2000) and MDC (1963)taken by electrofishing in the Osage River below Bagnell Dam.
Common Name AmerenUE # of each species MDC # of each species AmerenUE % of each species MDC % of each species
Chestnut lamprey 49 - 0.11 -
Silver lamprey 1 - <0.01 -
Longnose gar 263 - 0.58 -
Shortnose gar 517 - 1.14 -
Paddlefish 113 - 0.25 -
American eel 24 - 0.05 -
Gizzard shad 20,621 - 45.38 -
Skipjack herring 10 - 0.02 -
Mooneye 10 - 0.02 -
Goldeye 131 - 0.29 -
Largescale stoneroller 6 20 0.01 2.1
Central stoneroller 2 12 <0.01 1.26
Red shiner 1 10 <0.01 1.05
Common carp 1,793 - 3.96 -
Grass carp 165 - 0.36 -
Bighead carp 83 - 0.18 -
Silver carp 1 - <0.01 -
Gravel chub - 15 - 1.58
Bleeding shiner - 10 - 1.05
Hornyhead chub 2 - <0.01 -
Mimic shiner - 2 - 0.21
Emerald shiner 12 168 0.03 17.67
Golden shiner 7 - 0.01 -
Ghost shiner - 81 - 8.52
Channel shiner - 374 - 39.33
Sand shiner - 23 - 2.42
Ozark minnow - 2 - 0.21
Southern redbelly dace 1 - <0.01 -
Bluntnose minnow - 126 - 13.25
White sucker 2 - <0.01 -
Blue sucker 3 - <0.01 -
Highfin carpsucker 32 - 0.07 -
Northern hogsucker 8 - 0.02 -
Bigmouth buffalo 661 - 1.45 -
Smallmouth buffalo 1,081 - 2.38 -
Black buffalo 60 - 0.13 -
Quillback 123 - 0.27 -
Black redhorse 214 - 0.47 -
Golden redhorse 598 - 1.31 -
Shorthead redhorse 525 - 1.15 -
Silver redhorse 40 - 0.09 -
River redhorse 69 - 0.15 -
Black bullhead 1 - <0.01 -
Yellow bullhead 4 - 0.01 -
Channel catfish 966 - 2.12 -
Flathead catfish 28 - 0.06 -
Blue catfish 915 - 2.01 -
Northern studfish 1 - <0.01 -
Brook silverside 55 31 0.12 3.26
Banded sculpin 1 - <0.01 -
White bass 1,092 - 2.40 -
Striped bass 40 - 0.09 -
Rock bass 17 - 0.04 -
River carpsucker 889 - 1.96 -
Green sunfish 127 4 0.28 0.42
Warmouth 2 - <0.01 -
Bluegill 4,048 16 8.91 1.68
Longear sunfish 391 9 0.86 0.94
Redear sunfish 13 - 0.03 -
Smallmouth bass 21 4 0.05 0.42
Spotted bass 1,977 35 4.35 3.7
Largemouth bass 1,201 2 2.64 0.21
White crappie 2,959 - 6.51 -
Black crappie 588 - 1.29 -
Fantail darter - 1 - 0.11
Johnny darter - 1 - 0.11
Missouri saddled darter - 2 - 0.21
Slenderhead darter - 1 - 0.11
Logperch 29 1 0.64 0.11
Northern pike - 1 - 0.11
Walleye 25 - 0.06 -
Sauger 1 - <0.01 -
Freshwater drum 2,825 - 6.22 -
Total 45,444 951 100.00 100.00

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