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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!

Order

Family

Genus

Species

Common Name

Status

Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio lamprey
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon castaneus chestnut lamprey
Petromyzontiformes Petromyzontidae Ichthyomyzon fossor northern brook lamprey
SE
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
X
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Acipenser fulvescens lake sturgeon
SE
Acipenseriformes Acipenseridae Scaphirhynchus platorynchus shovelnose sturgeon
Acipenseriformes Polyodontidae Polyodon spathula paddlefish
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 chrysochloris skipjack herring
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa pseudoharengus alewife
X
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
X
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Clinostomus elongatus redside dace
SE
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Couesius plumbeus lake chub
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella grass carp
X
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella lutrensis red shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella spiloptera spotfin shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinella whipplei steelcolor shiner
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio common carp
X
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
SE
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys molitrix silver carp
X
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Hypophthalmichthys nobilis bighead carp
X
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
SC
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
SC
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 Phoxinus erythrogaster southern redbelly dace
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales notatus bluntnose minnow
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas fathead minnow
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Pimephales vigilax bullhead minnow
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhinichthys cataractae longnose dace
SC
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Rhinichthys obtusus western blacknose dace
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Scardinius erythrophthalmus rudd
X
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
SC
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 Catostomidae Moxostoma macrolepidotum shorthead redhorse
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Moxostoma valenciennesi greater redhorse
SE
Cypriniformes Cobitidae Misgurnus anguillicaudatus oriental weatherfish
X
Siluriformes Ictaluridae(Catfish) Ameiurus catus white catfish
X
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
SC
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
X
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Coregonus artedi cisco
SC
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus clupeaformis lake whitefish
SC
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus hoyi bloater
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Coregonus kiyi kiyi
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Oncorhynchus kisutch coho salmon
X
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 X
Salmoniformes trouts and salmons Salvelinus namaycush lake trout
Percopsiformes Percopsidae Percopsis omiscomaycus trout-perch
SC
Percopsiformes Aphredoderidae Aphredoderus sayanus pirate perch
Percopsiformes Amblyopsidae Amblyopsis spelaea northern cavefish
SE
Gadiformes Gadidae(Cods) Lota lota burbot
Mugiliformes Mugilidae Mugil cephalus striped mullet
X
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Labidesthes sicculus brook silverside
Atheriniformes Atherinopsidae Menidia beryllina inland silverside
X
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
X
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Pungitius pungitius ninespine stickleback
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus bairdii mottled sculpin
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus carolinae banded sculpin
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Cottus cognatus slimy sculpin
SC
Scorpaeniformes Cottidae Myoxocephalus thompsonii deepwater sculpin
Perciformes Moronidae Morone americana  white perch
X
Perciformes Moronidae Morone chrysops white bass
Perciformes Moronidae Morone mississippiensis yellow bass
Perciformes Moronidae Morone saxatilis striped bass
X
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 symmetricus bantam sunfish
SE
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
SC
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Ammocrypta pellucida eastern sand darter
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
SC
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma microperca least darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma nigrum johnny darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma proeliare cypress darter
SC
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma spectabile orangethroat darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma squamiceps spottail darter
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma tippecanoe Tippecanoe darter
SC
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Etheostoma variatum variegate darter
SE
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
SE
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Percina evides gilt darter
SE
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 Percidae(Perches) Sander canadensis sauger
Perciformes Percidae(Perches) Sander vitreus walleye
Perciformes Sciaenidae Aplodinotus grunniens freshwater drum
Perciformes Elassomatidae Elassoma zonatum banded pygmy sunfish
SC
Perciformes Gobiidae Neogobius melanostomus round goby
X

* Key to Status: Special Concern (SC), State Endangered (SE), Federal Threatened (FT), Federal Endangered (FE), Federal Candidate (FC), exotic/introduced (X)

April 2007 - Data provided Courtesy Indiana DNR