Table BC01: Fish species collected from the Pomme de Terre River watershed

Table Bc01: Fish species collected from the Pomme de Terre River watershed by MDC personnel, and their geographic affinities, and trophic guilds (Pflieger 1971; Karr et al. 1986, Robison and Buchanan 1992, Pflieger 1975, Cross and Collins 1995).
Family Genus species Common Name Geographic Affinity1 Trophic Guild2
Petromyzontidae (Lampreys)
Icthyomyzon castaneus Chestnut lamprey W
Hiodontidae (Mooneyes)
Hiodon tergisus Mooneye W
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye B
Lepisosteidae (Gars)
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose gar W P
Clupeidae (Herrings)
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard shad W O
Catastomidae (Suckers)
Carpiodes carpio River carpsucker P
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback P
Carpiodes velifer Highfin carpsucker
Catastomus commersoni White sucker O-P I
Hypentelium nigricans Northern hog sucker O I
Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth buffalo W
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth buffalo W
Moxostoma anisurum Silver redhorse O
Moxostoma carinatum River redhorse O
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden redhorse O I
Moxostoma macrolepidotum Shorthead redhorse O-P I
Moxostoma duquesnei Black redhorse O I
Esocidae (Pikes)
Esox masquinongy Muskellunge
Ictaluridae (Bullhead Catfishes)
Ameiurus melas Black bullhead W I
Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead W I
Ictalurus furcatus Blue catfish
Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish W I-P
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead catfish W
Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Ambloplites rupestris Rock bass O
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill W I
Lepomis cyanellus Green sunfish W I-P
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth L I-P
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted sunfish P
Lepomis megalotis Longear sunfish O-L I
Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth bass O I-P
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted bass O-L I-P
Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth bass W I-P
Pomoxis annularis White crappie W I-P
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black crappie W
Moronidae (Temperate basses)
Morone chrysops White Bass B
Sciaenidae (Drums)
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater drum B I-P
Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Cyprinus carpio Common carp W O
Percidae (Perches)
Stizostedion vitreum Walleye W
Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Campostoma oligolepis Largescale stoneroller O H
Campostoma anomalum Central stoneroller O-P H
Cyprinella lutrensis Red shiner P O
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver chub
Luxilus chrysocepholus Striped shiner O I
Luxilus pilsbryi Duskystripe shiner
Luxilus zonatus Bleeding shiner O I
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin shiner W I
Nocomis biguttatus Horneyhead chub O
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden shiner W O
Notropis heterolepis Blacknose shiner O I
Notropis nubilus Ozark minnow O O
Notropis atherinoides Emerald shiner B I
Notropis rubellus Rosyface shiner O I
Notropis stramineus Sand shiner P I
Phoxinus erythrogaster Southern redbelly dace O H
Pimephales promelas Fathead minnow P
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose minnow W O
Cyprinella galactura Whitetail shiner
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor shiner
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek chub O-P I
Fundulidae (Killifishes)
Fundulus catenatus Northern studfish O I
Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted topminnow O-L I
Poeciliidae (Livebearers)
Gambusia affinis Mosquito fish L I
Atherinidae (Silversides)
Labidesthes sicculus Brook silverside O-L I
Ictaluridae (Bullhead Catfishes)
Noturus nocturnus Freckled madtom L
Ictaluridae (Bullhead Catfishes)
Noturus exilis Slender madtom O I
Noturus flavus Stonecat P I
Cottidae (Sculpins)
Cottus carolinae Banded sculpin O O
Percidae (Perches)
Etheostoma flabellare Fantail darter O I
Etheostoma tetrazonum Missouri saddled darter O
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside darter O I
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow darter O I
Etheostoma spectabile Orangethroat darter O I
Etheostoma zonale Banded darter O I
Etheostoma nianguae Niangua darter O I
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny darter O-P I
Etheostoma punctulatum Stippled darter O I
Percina phoxocephala Slenderhead darter O-P
Percina caprodes Logperch O I
Cyprinidae (Minnows)
Phenacobius mirabilis Suckermouth minnow P
Erimystax x-punctatus Gravel chub O

1 B=Big River; L=Lowland; O=Ozark; P=Prairie; W=Wide Ranging 2 H=Herbaceous; I=Insectivorous; O=Omnivorous; P=Piscivorous

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