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Native Fish of Indiana

Click on the COMMON NAME of the Hoosier FISH below to EXPLORE and LEARN more about these exciting animals!

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Common Name


Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon castaneus chestnut lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon fossor northern brook lamprey
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon unicuspis silver lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra aepyptera least brook lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Lampetra appendix American brook lamprey  
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Petromyzon marinus sea lamprey
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser fulvescens lake sturgeon
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus platorynchus shovelnose sturgeon  
Acipenseriformes Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula paddlefish  
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Atractosteus spatula alligator gar EX
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus oculatus spotted gar  
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus osseus longnose gar  
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus platostomus shortnose gar  
Amiiformes Amiidae Amia calva bowfin  
Hiodonotiformes Hiodontidae Hiodon alosoides goldeye  
Hiodonotiformes Hiodontidae Hiodon tergisus mooneye  
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata American eel  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa alabame alabama shad EX
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa chrysochloris skipjack herring  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa pseudoharengus alewife
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma cepedianum gizzard shad  
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense threadfin shad  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Campostoma anomalum central stoneroller  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Campostoma oligolepis largescale stoneroller  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Carassius auratus goldfish
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Chrosomus erythrogaster southern redbelly dace  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clinostomus elongatus redside dace
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Couesius plumbeus lake chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella grass carp
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella lutrensis red shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella spiloptera spotfin shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella whipplei steelcolor shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio common carp
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Erimystax dissimilis streamline chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Erimystax x-punctatus gravel chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hybognathus hayi cypress minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi silvery minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hybopsis amblops bigeye chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hybopsis amnis pallid shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix silver carp
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys nobilis bighead carp
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Luxilus chrysocephalus striped shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Luxilus cornutus common shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Lythrurus fasciolaris scarlet shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Lythrurus fumeus ribbon shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Lythrurus umbratilis redfin shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Macrhybopsis hyostoma shoal chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Macrhybopsis storeriana silver chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Nocomis biguttatus hornyhead chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Nocomis micropogon river chub  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notemigonus crysoleucas golden shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis anogenus pugnose shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropls ariommus popeye shiner EX
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis atherinoides emerald shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis blennius river shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis boops bigeye shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis buccatus silverjaw minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis buchanani ghost shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis chalybaeus ironcolor shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis dorsalis bigmouth shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis heterodon blackchin shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis heterolepis blacknose shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis hudsonius spottail shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis photogenis silver shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis rubellus rosyface shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis shumardi silverband shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis stramineus sand shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis texanus weed shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis volucellus mimic shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notropis wickliffi channel shiner  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Opsopoeodus emiliae  pugnose minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Phenacobius mirabilis suckermouth minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales notatus bluntnose minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas fathead minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales vigilax bullhead minnow  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhinichthys cataractae longnose dace
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhinichthys obtusus western blacknose dace  
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus rudd
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Semotilus atromaculatus creek chub  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae(Suckers) Carpiodes carpio river carpsucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Carpiodes cyprinus  quillback  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Carpiodes velifer highfin carpsucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostomus catostomus longnose sucker
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostomus commersonii white sucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Cycleptus elongatus blue sucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Erimyzon oblongus creek chubsucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Erimyzon sucetta lake chubsucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Hypentelium nigricans northern hog sucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus bubalus smallmouth buffalo  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus cyprinellus bigmouth buffalo  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Ictiobus niger black buffalo  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Minytrema melanops spotted sucker  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma anisurum silver redhorse  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma breviceps smallmouth redhorse  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma carinatum river redhorse  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma duquesnei black redhorse  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma erythrurum golden redhorse  
Cypriniformes Castostomidae Moxostoma lacerum harelip sucker EX
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma macrolepidotum shorthead redhorse  
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma valenciennesi greater redhorse
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus oriental weatherfish
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ameiurus catus white catfish
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ameiurus melas black bullhead  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ameiurus natalis yellow bullhead  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ameiurus nebulosus brown bullhead  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ictalurus furcatus blue catfish  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ictalurus punctatus channel catfish  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus eleutherus mountain madtom  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus flavus stonecat  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus gyrinus tadpole madtom  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus miurus brindled madtom  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus nocturnus freckled madtom  
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Noturus stigmosus northern madtom
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Pylodictis olivaris flathead catfish  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox americanus vermiculatus grass pickerel  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius northern pike  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox masquinongy muskellunge**  
Esociformes Umbridae Umbra limi central mudminnow  
Salmoniformes Osmeridae Osmerus mordax rainbow smelt
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus nigripinnis blackfin cisco EX
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus reighardi shortnose cisco EX
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus zenithicus shortjaw cisco EX
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus artedi cisco
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus clupeaformis lake whitefish
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus hoyi bloater  
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus kiyi kiyi  
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Oncorhynchus kisutch coho salmon
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Oncorhynchus mykiss rainbow trout X
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon X
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Salmo salar Atlantic salmon X
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Salmo trutta brown trout X
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Salvelinus fontinalis brook trout  
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Salvelinus namaycush lake trout  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox americanus redfin pickerel  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox lucius northern pike  
Esociformes Esocidae Esox masquinongy muskellunge  
Esociformes Esocidae Umbra limi central mudminnow  
Percopsiformes Percopsidae Percopsis omiscomaycus trout-perch
Percopsiformes Aphredoderidae Aphredoderus sayanus pirate perch  
Percopsiformes Amblyopsidae Typhlichthys subterraneus southern cavefish EX
Percopsiformes Amblyopsidae Amblyopsis hoosieri hoosier cavefish
Gadiformes Gadidae(Cods) Lota lota burbot  
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus striped mullet
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Labidesthes sicculus brook silverside  
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Menidia beryllina inland silverside
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus catenatus northern studfish  
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus diaphanus banded killifish  
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus dispar northern starhead topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus notatus blackstripe topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus olivaceus blackspotted topminnow  
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae(livebeareres) Gambusia affinis western mosquitofish  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Culaea inconstans brook stickleback  
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus threespine stickleback
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius ninespine stickleback  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus bairdii mottled sculpin  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus carolinae banded sculpin  
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus cognatus slimy sculpin
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Myoxocephalus thompsonii deepwater sculpin  
Perciformes Moronidae Morone americana  white perch
Perciformes Moronidae Morone chrysops white bass  
Perciformes Moronidae Morone mississippiensis yellow bass  
Perciformes Moronidae Morone saxatilis striped bass
Perciformes Centrarchidae Ambloplites rupestris  rock bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Centrarchus macropterus  flier  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus green sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus pumpkinseed  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gulosus warmouth  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis humilis orangespotted sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus bluegill  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis megalotis longear sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis microlophus redear sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis miniatus redspotted sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis peltastes northern sunfish  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis symmetricus bantam sunfish
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu smallmouth bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus punctulatus spotted bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides largemouth bass  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Pomoxis annularis white crappie  
Perciformes Centrarchidae Pomoxis nigromaculatus black crappie  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Ammocrypta clara western sand darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Ammocrypta pellucida eastern sand darter  
Perciformes Perdidae(Perches) Crystallaria asprella crystal darter EX
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma asprigene mud darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma blennioides greenside darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma caeruleum rainbow darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma camurum bluebreast darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma chlorosoma bluntnose darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma exile Iowa darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma flabellare fantail darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma gracile slough darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma histrio harlequin darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma maculatum spotted darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma microperca least darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma nigrum johnny darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma proeliare cypress darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma spectabile orangethroat darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma squamiceps spottail darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma tippecanoe Tippecanoe darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma variatum variegate darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma zonale banded darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Perca flavescens yellow perch  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina caprodes logperch  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina copelandi channel darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina evides gilt darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina maculata blackside darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina phoxocephala slenderhead darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina sciera dusky darter  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina shumardi river darter  
Perciformes Peridae (Perches) Percina uranidea stargazing darter EX
Perciformes Peridae (Perches) Percina vigil saddleback darter EX
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Sander canadensis sauger  
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Sander vitreus walleye  
Perciformes Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniens freshwater drum  
Perciformes Elassomatidae Elassoma zonatum banded pygmy sunfish
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius melanostomus round goby

* Key to Status: Special Concern (SC), State Endangered (SE), exotic/introduced (X), Expripated (EX)

January 2015 - Data provided Courtesy Indiana DNR