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    168 Species
    Checklist for Subbasin: Galveston Bay-San Jacinto, Galveston Bay-Sabine Lake, Austin-Oyster
    Name Common Name Suspect Not Suspect Total
    Examined Pending Examined Pending Not
    Examined
    Achiridae (American Soles)
    Trinectes maculatus Hogchoker
    6
    6
    Antennariidae (Frogfishes)
    Histrio histrio Sargassumfish
    2
    2
    Ariidae (Sea Catfishes)
    Ariopsis felis Hardhead Catfish
    2
    2
    Bagre marinus Gafftopsail Catfish
    4
    4
    Atherinopsidae (New World Silversides)
    Membras martinica Rough Silverside
    3
    3
    Menidia beryllina Inland Silverside
    12
    12
    Menidia peninsulae Tidewater Silverside
    2
    2
    Balistidae (Triggerfishes)
    Balistes capriscus Gray Triggerfish
    2
    2
    Batrachoididae (Toadfishes)
    Opsanus beta Gulf Toadfish
    2
    2
    4
    Opsanus tau Non-native Oyster Toadfish
    1
    1
    Porichthys plectrodon Atlantic Midshipman
    2
    2
    Blenniidae (Combtooth Blennies)
    Hypsoblennius ionthas Freckled Blenny
    2
    2
    Scartella cristata Molly Miller
    1
    1
    Bothidae (Lefteye Flounders)
    Bothus robinsi Twospot Flounder
    4
    4
    Engyophrys senta Spiny Flounder
    15
    15
    Trichopsetta ventralis Sash Flounder
    1
    1
    Carangidae (Jacks)
    Alectis ciliaris African Pompano
    2
    2
    Caranx crysos Blue Runner
    2
    2
    Caranx hippos Crevalle Jack
    3
    3
    Decapterus punctatus Round Scad
    29
    29
    Hemicaranx amblyrhynchus Bluntnose Jack
    1
    1
    Oligoplites saurus Leatherjack
    7
    7
    Selene setapinnis Atlantic Moonfish
    1
    1
    Selene vomer Lookdown
    2
    2
    Seriola rivoliana Almaco Jack
    1
    1
    Trachinotus carolinus Florida Pompano
    4
    4
    Carcharhinidae (Requiem Sharks)
    Negaprion brevirostris Lemon Shark
    1
    1
    Rhizoprionodon terraenovae Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
    42
    42
    Catostomidae (Suckers)
    Carpiodes carpio River Carpsucker
    1
    1
    Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
    Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
    3
    3
    Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
    4
    4
    Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    2
    2
    Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish
    3
    3
    Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish
    2
    2
    Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
    1
    1
    Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
    2
    2
    Clupeidae (Herrings)
    Brevoortia gunteri Finescale Menhaden
    4
    4
    Brevoortia patronus Gulf Menhaden
    4
    4
    Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad
    1
    1
    Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad
    1
    1
    Harengula jaguana Scaled Sardine
    4
    4
    Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic Thread Herring
    1
    1
    Sardinella aurita Spanish Sardine
    40
    40
    Congridae (Conger Eels)
    Paraconger caudilimbatus Margintail Conger
    1
    1
    Coryphaenidae (Dolphinfishes)
    Coryphaena hippurus Dolphinfish
    1
    1
    Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes)
    Symphurus civitatium Offshore Tonguefish
    1
    1
    Symphurus plagiusa Blackcheek Tonguefish
    5
    5
    Symphurus urospilus Possibly native Spottail Tonguefish
    4
    4
    Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
    Cyprinella lutrensis Red Shiner
    1
    1
    Cyprinus carpio Non-native Common Carp
    1
    1
    Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis buchanani Ghost Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis shumardi Silverband Shiner
    1
    1
    Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow
    1
    1
    Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)
    Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow
    5
    5
    Dasyatidae (Whiptail Stingrays)
    Dasyatis sabina Atlantic Stingray
    1
    9
    10
    Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes)
    Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped Burrfish
    7
    7
    Echeneidae (Remoras)
    Echeneis naucrates Sharksucker
    4
    4
    Remora osteochir Marlinsucker
    1
    1
    Eleotridae (Sleepers)
    Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper
    1
    1
    2
    Eleotris pisonis Spinycheek Sleeper
    1
    1
    Elopidae (Tenpounders)
    Elops saurus Ladyfish
    8
    8
    Engraulidae (Anchovies)
    Anchoa hepsetus Striped Anchovy
    3
    3
    Anchoa mitchilli Bay Anchovy
    11
    11
    Engraulis eurystole Silver Anchovy
    46
    46
    Ephippidae (Spadefishes)
    Chaetodipterus faber Atlantic Spadefish
    4
    4
    Fundulidae (Topminnows)
    Adinia xenica Diamond Killifish
    3
    3
    Fundulus grandis Gulf Killifish
    10
    10
    Fundulus jenkinsi Saltmarsh Topminnow
    1
    1
    Fundulus pulvereus Bayou Killifish
    1
    1
    Fundulus similis Longnose Killifish
    8
    8
    Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish
    3
    3
    Gerreidae (Mojarras)
    Eucinostomus gula Silver Jenny
    2
    2
    Eucinostomus harengulus Tidewater Mojarra
    2
    2
    Eucinostomus melanopterus Flagfin Mojarra
    3
    3
    Gobiesocidae (Clingfishes)
    Gobiesox nigripinnis Non-native None
    1
    1
    Gobiesox strumosus Skilletfish
    1
    1
    Gobiidae (Gobies)
    Bollmannia communis Ragged Goby
    1
    1
    Ctenogobius boleosoma Darter Goby
    2
    4
    6
    Ctenogobius shufeldti Freshwater Goby
    1
    1
    Evorthodus lyricus Lyre Goby
    2
    2
    Gobionellus oceanicus Highfin Goby
    1
    1
    Gobiosoma bosc Naked Goby
    5
    5
    Gobiosoma robustum Code Goby
    2
    2
    Microgobius thalassinus Green Goby
    1
    1
    Gymnuridae (Butterfly Rays)
    Gymnura micrura Smooth Butterfly Ray
    1
    1
    Ictaluridae (North American Catfishes)
    Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
    1
    1
    Lepisosteidae (Gars)
    Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar
    1
    1
    Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar
    2
    2
    Lutjanidae (Snappers)
    Lutjanus griseus Gray Snapper
    4
    4
    Lutjanus jocu Dog Snapper
    1
    1
    Lutjanus synagris Lane Snapper
    3
    3
    Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
    Aluterus schoepfii Orange Filefish
    1
    1
    Stephanolepis hispidus Planehead Filefish
    8
    8
    Mugilidae (Mullets)
    Agonostomus monticola Mountain Mullet
    1
    1
    Mugil cephalus Striped Mullet
    8
    8
    Mugil curema White Mullet
    6
    6
    Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
    Ogcocephalus cubifrons Non-native Polka-Dot Batfish
    2
    2
    Ogcocephalus pantostictus Spotted Batfish
    3
    3
    Ogcocephalus parvus Roughback Batfish
    2
    2
    Ophichthidae (Snake Eels)
    Echiophis punctifer Snapper Eel
    5
    5
    Myrophis punctatus Speckled Worm Eel
    2
    2
    Ophichthus gomesii Shrimp Eel
    14
    14
    Ophidiidae (Cusk-Eels)
    Ophidion josephi Crested Cusk-Eel
    46
    46
    Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
    Acanthostracion quadricornis Scrawled Cowfish
    4
    4
    Paralichthyidae (Sand Flounders)
    Citharichthys cornutus Horned Whiff
    2
    2
    Citharichthys macrops Spotted Whiff
    4
    4
    Citharichthys spilopterus Bay Whiff
    4
    4
    Cyclopsetta chittendeni Mexican Flounder
    1
    1
    Etropus crossotus Fringed Flounder
    2
    2
    Paralichthys albigutta Gulf Flounder
    1
    1
    Paralichthys lethostigma Southern Flounder
    7
    7
    Syacium papillosum Dusky Flounder
    3
    3
    Phycidae (Phycid Hakes)
    Urophycis floridana Southern Hake
    2
    2
    Poeciliidae (Livebearers)
    Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish
    3
    3
    Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly
    5
    5
    Polynemidae (Threadfins)
    Polydactylus octonemus Atlantic Threadfin
    6
    6
    Priacanthidae (Bigeyes)
    Priacanthus arenatus Bigeye
    1
    1
    Pristigenys alta Short Bigeye
    2
    2
    Rajidae (Skates)
    Raja texana Roundel Skate
    17
    17
    Sciaenidae (Drums and Croakers)
    Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum
    1
    1
    Bairdiella chrysoura Silver Perch
    2
    2
    Cynoscion arenarius Sand Seatrout
    1
    4
    5
    Cynoscion nebulosus Spotted Seatrout
    3
    3
    Larimus fasciatus Banded Drum
    3
    3
    Leiostomus xanthurus Spot
    9
    9
    Menticirrhus americanus Southern Kingfish
    3
    3
    Menticirrhus littoralis Gulf Kingfish
    3
    3
    Menticirrhus saxatilis Northern Kingfish
    1
    1
    Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic Croaker
    5
    5
    Pogonias cromis Black Drum
    3
    3
    Sciaenops ocellatus Red Drum
    6
    6
    Stellifer lanceolatus Star Drum
    2
    2
    Scombridae (Mackerels)
    Euthynnus alletteratus Little Tunny
    1
    1
    Sarda sarda Atlantic Bonito
    1
    1
    Scomber colias Atlantic Chub Mackerel
    1
    1
    Scomberomorus cavalla King Mackerel
    2
    2
    Scomberomorus maculatus Spanish Mackerel
    2
    2
    Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes)
    Scorpaena plumieri Spotted Scorpionfish
    2
    2
    Serranidae (Sea Basses and Groupers)
    Centropristis ocyurus Bank Sea Bass
    2
    2
    Centropristis philadelphica Rock Sea Bass
    1
    1
    Diplectrum bivittatum Dwarf Sand Perch
    1
    1
    Diplectrum radiale Non-native Aquavina
    1
    1
    Epinephelus adscensionis Rock Hind
    1
    1
    Mycteroperca microlepis Gag
    1
    1
    Sparidae (Porgies)
    Archosargus probatocephalus Sheepshead
    1
    1
    Calamus leucosteus Whitebone Porgy
    5
    5
    Lagodon rhomboides Pinfish
    1
    5
    6
    Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
    Sphyraena guachancho Guaguanche
    75
    75
    Sphyrnidae (Hammerhead Sharks)
    Sphyrna lewini Scalloped Hammerhead
    3
    3
    Stromateidae (Butterfishes)
    Peprilus triacanthus Non-native Butterfish
    1
    1
    Syngnathidae (Pipefishes)
    Hippocampus erectus Lined Seahorse
    15
    15
    Syngnathus floridae Dusky Pipefish
    1
    1
    Syngnathus louisianae Chain Pipefish
    40
    40
    Syngnathus scovelli Gulf Pipefish
    1
    1
    Synodontidae (Lizardfishes)
    Synodus foetens Inshore Lizardfish
    4
    4
    Tetraodontidae (Puffers)
    Sphoeroides parvus Least Puffer
    4
    4
    Sphoeroides spengleri Bandtail Puffer
    3
    3
    Triakidae (Hound Sharks)
    Mustelus canis Smooth Dogfish
    8
    8
    Mustelus sinusmexicanus Gulf Smoothhound
    3
    3
    Trichiuridae (Cutlassfishes)
    Trichiurus lepturus Atlantic Cutlassfish
    2
    2
    Triglidae (Searobins)
    Prionotus martis Barred Searobin
    1
    1
    Prionotus ophryas Bandtail Searobin
    1
    1
    Prionotus paralatus Mexican Searobin
    3
    3
    Prionotus rubio Blackwing Searobin
    5
    5
    Prionotus stearnsi Shortwing Searobin
    2
    2
    Prionotus tribulus Bighead Searobin
    4
    4
    Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
    Kathetostoma albigutta Lancer Stargazer
    4
    4