Table Bc01: Fish species sampled in the Platte River basin from 1941-1996

Table Bc01: Fish species sampled in the Platte River basin from 1941-1996.
Common Name Scientific Name Collected 1941-57 Collected 1958-79 Collected 1980-96
American eel* Anguilla rostrata X
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula X X X
Northern pike* Esox lucius X
Longnose gar Lepisosteus osseus X X
Shortnose gar Lepisosteus platostomus X X X
Goldeye Hiodon alosoides X X X
Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum X X X
Skipjack herring Alosa chrysochloris X
Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis X X
Brook silverside Labidesthes sicculus X
Bigmouth shiner Notropis dorsalis X X X
Sand shiner Notropis stramineus X X X
Emerald shiner Notropis atherinoides X X
Red shiner Cyprinella lutrensis X X X
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas X X X
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus X
Central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum X X X
Common carp Cyprinus carpio X X X
Grass carp * Ctenopharyngodon idella X
Bighead carp* Hypophthalmicthys nobilis X
Plains minnow Hybognathus placitus X
Western silvery minnow Hybognathus argyritis X
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus X X X

* indicates record from angler survey

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