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    201 Species
    Checklist for Major River Basin: Brazos
    Name Common Name Suspect Not Suspect Total
    Examined Pending Examined Pending Not
    Examined
    Amiidae (Bowfins)
    Amia calva Bowfin
    6
    6
    Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)
    Anguilla rostrata American Eel
    5
    5
    Aphredoderidae (Pirate Perches)
    Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch
    78
    78
    Atherinopsidae (New World Silversides)
    Labidesthes sicculus Non-native Brook Silverside
    3
    28
    31
    Membras martinica Rough Silverside
    1
    1
    Menidia beryllina Inland Silverside
    6
    116
    122
    Belonidae (Needlefishes)
    Strongylura marina Atlantic Needlefish
    1
    1
    17
    19
    Catostomidae (Suckers)
    Carpiodes carpio River Carpsucker
    3
    251
    254
    Carpiodes velifer Non-native Highfin Carpsucker
    1
    1
    Erimyzon claviformis Western Creek Chubsucker
    1
    1
    2
    Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker
    1
    3
    4
    Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo
    1
    50
    51
    Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker
    3
    22
    25
    Moxostoma austrinum Non-native Mexican Redhorse
    3
    3
    Moxostoma congestum Gray Redhorse
    17
    33
    50
    Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
    Lepomis auritus Non-native Redbreast Sunfish
    87
    87
    Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
    5
    476
    481
    Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
    1
    167
    168
    Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish
    2
    181
    183
    Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    2
    501
    503
    Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish
    1
    5
    6
    Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish
    18
    871
    889
    Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish
    2
    101
    103
    Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
    1
    35
    36
    Lepomis punctatus Non-native Spotted Sunfish
    1
    1
    Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish
    1
    1
    2
    Micropterus dolomieu Non-native Smallmouth Bass
    9
    9
    Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass
    36
    147
    183
    Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
    6
    293
    299
    Micropterus treculii Guadalupe Bass
    1
    9
    19
    29
    Pomoxis annularis White Crappie
    28
    231
    259
    Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
    6
    15
    21
    Characidae (Characins)
    Astyanax mexicanus Non-native Mexican Tetra
    15
    15
    Cichlidae (Cichlids)
    Herichthys cyanoguttatus Non-native Rio Grande Cichlid
    2
    22
    24
    Oreochromis aureus Non-native Blue Tilapia
    2
    1
    3
    Clupeidae (Herrings)
    Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring
    1
    1
    Brevoortia patronus Gulf Menhaden
    1
    1
    Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad
    37
    245
    282
    Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad
    25
    113
    138
    Harengula jaguana Scaled Sardine
    1
    1
    Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
    Campostoma anomalum Central Stoneroller
    2
    13
    542
    557
    Carassius auratus Non-native Goldfish
    4
    4
    Cyprinella lutrensis Red Shiner
    30
    1120
    1150
    Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner
    64
    898
    962
    Cyprinus carpio Non-native Common Carp
    63
    63
    Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow
    5
    56
    61
    Hybognathus placitus Plains Minnow
    18
    75
    93
    Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner
    1
    17
    18
    Lythrurus fumeus Ribbon Shiner
    3
    69
    72
    Macrhybopsis aestivalis Non-native Speckled Chub
    16
    16
    Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub
    14
    2
    137
    153
    Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver Chub
    6
    20
    26
    Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner
    24
    167
    191
    Notropis amabilis Texas Shiner
    15
    1
    2
    18
    Notropis atherinoides Non-native Emerald Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis atrocaudalis Blackspot Shiner
    3
    14
    17
    Notropis blennius Non-native River Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis buccula Smalleye Shiner
    11
    74
    85
    Notropis buchanani Ghost Shiner
    3
    163
    166
    Notropis oxyrhynchus Sharpnose Shiner
    14
    113
    127
    Notropis potteri Chub Shiner
    10
    1
    105
    116
    Notropis shumardi Silverband Shiner
    3
    11
    135
    149
    Notropis stramineus Non-native Sand Shiner
    1
    2
    1
    4
    Notropis texanus Non-native Weed Shiner
    16
    16
    Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner
    7
    180
    187
    Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow
    82
    82
    Pimephales notatus Non-native Bluntnose Minnow
    1
    1
    Pimephales promelas Fathead Minnow
    2
    68
    70
    Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow
    11
    642
    653
    Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)
    Cyprinodon bovinus Non-native Leon Springs Pupfish
    2
    2
    Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Red River Pupfish
    31
    31
    Cyprinodon variegatus Sheepshead Minnow
    1
    2
    3
    Elassomatidae (Pygmy Sunfishes)
    Elassoma zonatum Banded Pygmy Sunfish
    12
    12
    Eleotridae (Sleepers)
    Dormitator maculatus Fat Sleeper
    1
    1
    Engraulidae (Anchovies)
    Anchoa mitchilli Bay Anchovy
    1
    1
    2
    Esocidae (Pikes)
    Esox americanus Redfin Pickerel
    16
    16
    Fundulidae (Topminnows)
    Fundulus blairae Western Starhead Topminnow
    1
    1
    1
    3
    Fundulus chrysotus Golden Topminnow
    1
    1
    Fundulus grandis Gulf Killifish
    109
    109
    Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow
    1
    244
    245
    Fundulus olivaceus Blackspotted Topminnow
    1
    4
    37
    42
    Fundulus similis Longnose Killifish
    1
    1
    Fundulus zebrinus Plains Killifish
    1
    90
    91
    Gobiidae (Gobies)
    Gobioides broussonetii Violet Goby
    1
    1
    Gobionellus oceanicus Highfin Goby
    1
    1
    Ictaluridae (North American Catfishes)
    Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead
    4
    119
    123
    Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead
    129
    129
    Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish
    5
    43
    48
    Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
    4
    363
    367
    Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom
    14
    87
    101
    Noturus nocturnus Freckled Madtom
    1
    1
    2
    Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish
    100
    100
    Lepisosteidae (Gars)
    Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar
    7
    5
    12
    Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar
    12
    66
    78
    Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar
    7
    85
    92
    Moronidae (Temperate Basses)
    Morone chrysops Non-native White Bass
    20
    20
    Morone saxatilis Non-native Striped Bass
    1
    1
    Mugilidae (Mullets)
    Agonostomus monticola Mountain Mullet
    2
    2
    Mugil cephalus Striped Mullet
    1
    18
    19
    Mugil curema White Mullet
    3
    3
    Percidae (Perches)
    Etheostoma caeruleum Non-native Rainbow Darter
    1
    1
    Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter
    45
    45
    Etheostoma fonticola Non-native Fountain Darter
    1
    1
    Etheostoma gracile Slough Darter
    1
    1
    100
    102
    Etheostoma lepidum Non-native Greenthroat Darter
    3
    1
    4
    Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter
    3
    3
    Etheostoma pulchellum None
    333
    333
    Etheostoma spectabile Non-native Orangethroat Darter
    26
    26
    Etheostoma stigmaeum Non-native Speckled Darter
    1
    1
    Percina caprodes Non-native Logperch
    6
    6
    Percina carbonaria Texas Logperch
    23
    4
    27
    Percina macrolepida Bigscale Logperch
    13
    34
    47
    Percina sciera Dusky Darter
    1
    151
    152
    Pimelodidae (Longwhiskered Catfishes)
    Pimelodus punctatus Non-native None
    2
    2
    Poeciliidae (Livebearers)
    Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish
    2
    1006
    1008
    Gambusia geiseri Non-native Largespring Gambusia
    1
    1
    Poecilia formosa Non-native Amazon Molly
    1
    1
    2
    Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly
    8
    8
    Sciaenidae (Drums and Croakers)
    Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum
    55
    55
    Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic Croaker
    1
    1