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    41 Species
    Checklist for Subbasin: Lower Rio Grande, Lower Rio Grande, Los Olmos
    Name Common Name Suspect Not Suspect Total
    Examined Pending Examined Pending Not
    Examined
    Atherinopsidae (New World Silversides)
    Menidia beryllina Non-native Inland Silverside
    12
    13
    25
    Belonidae (Needlefishes)
    Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish
    2
    2
    Catostomidae (Suckers)
    Carpiodes carpio River Carpsucker
    5
    5
    Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo
    1
    1
    Moxostoma congestum Gray Redhorse
    1
    1
    Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
    Lepomis auritus Non-native Redbreast Sunfish
    1
    1
    2
    Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
    7
    7
    Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    7
    7
    Lepomis microlophus Non-native Redear Sunfish
    5
    5
    Micropterus salmoides Non-native Largemouth Bass
    9
    9
    Pomoxis annularis Non-native White Crappie
    1
    1
    Characidae (Characins)
    Astyanax mexicanus Mexican Tetra
    14
    14
    Cichlidae (Cichlids)
    Herichthys cyanoguttatus Rio Grande Cichlid
    15
    15
    Oreochromis aureus Non-native Blue Tilapia
    4
    4
    Clupeidae (Herrings)
    Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad
    5
    2
    7
    Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad
    8
    3
    11
    Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
    Cyprinella lutrensis Red Shiner
    16
    16
    Cyprinus carpio Non-native Common Carp
    1
    1
    Hybognathus amarus Rio Grande Silvery Minnow
    5
    5
    Hybognathus placitus Non-native Plains Minnow
    1
    1
    Macrhybopsis aestivalis Speckled Chub
    5
    5
    Notropis amabilis Possibly native Texas Shiner
    2
    2
    Notropis braytoni Tamaulipas Shiner
    1
    5
    6
    Notropis jemezanus Rio Grande Shiner
    8
    8
    Notropis orca Phantom Shiner
    1
    1
    Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow
    10
    10
    Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)
    Cyprinodon eximius Non-native Conchos Pupfish
    1
    1
    Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow
    16
    9
    25
    Fundulidae (Topminnows)
    Fundulus grandis Possibly native Gulf Killifish
    42
    42
    Lucania parva Rainwater Killifish
    2
    2
    Ictaluridae (North American Catfishes)
    Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead
    1
    1
    Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish
    1
    1
    2
    Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
    5
    5
    Moronidae (Temperate Basses)
    Morone chrysops Non-native White Bass
    1
    1
    Mugilidae (Mullets)
    Mugil cephalus Striped Mullet
    1
    1
    Mugil curema White Mullet
    9
    9
    Poeciliidae (Livebearers)
    Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish
    12
    12
    Gambusia speciosa Non-native Tex-Mex Gambusia
    1
    1
    Poecilia formosa Amazon Molly
    1
    7
    8
    Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly
    5
    5
    Sciaenidae (Drums and Croakers)
    Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum
    4
    4