Table Hc06: Species of fish-crayfish-mussels that use wetlands during part of their life cycle in the West Osage River Basin

Species of fish, crayfish, and mussels that use wetlands during part of their life cycle (MDC 1993b), and have been collected in the West Osage River Basin in west-central Missouri.
SPECIES COMMON NAME
FISH
Lepisosteus platostomus Shortnose gar
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose gar
Amia calva Bowfin
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard shad
Cyprinus carpio Common carp
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp
Lythrurus u. umbratilis W Redfin shiner
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden shiner
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose minnow
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow
Carpiodes carpio River carpsucker
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth buffalo
Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth buffalo
Ictiobus niger Black buffalo
Minytrema melanops Spotted sucker
Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead
Ameiurus melas Black bullhead
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole madtom
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe topminnow
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted topminnow
Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish
Labidesthes sicculus Brook silverside
Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted sunfish
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass
Pomoxis annularis White crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black crappie
Etheostoma chlorosumum Bluntnose darter
Etheostoma gracile Slough darter
CRAYFISH
Cambarus diogenes Devil crayfish
Orconectes immunis Papershell crayfish
Orconectes virilis Northern crayfish
MUSSELS
Ligumia subrostrata Pond mussel
Anodonta grandis grandis Giant floater mussel
Anodonta imbecilis Paper pond shell

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