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
LARGE FISHES
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
NEKTONIC FISHES
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
BENTHIC FISHES
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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