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    193 Species
    Checklist for Major River Basin: Colorado
    Name Common Name Suspect Not Suspect Total
    Examined Pending Examined Pending Not
    Examined
    Amiidae (Bowfins)
    Amia calva Bowfin
    1
    1
    Anguillidae (Freshwater Eels)
    Anguilla rostrata American Eel
    1
    4
    5
    Aphredoderidae (Pirate Perches)
    Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch
    3
    3
    Ariidae (Sea Catfishes)
    Ariopsis felis Non-native Hardhead Catfish
    1
    1
    Atherinopsidae (New World Silversides)
    Menidia beryllina Inland Silverside
    3
    301
    304
    Menidia peninsulae Tidewater Silverside
    1
    1
    Batrachoididae (Toadfishes)
    Opsanus beta Gulf Toadfish
    1
    1
    Carangidae (Jacks)
    Oligoplites saurus Leatherjack
    1
    1
    Trachinotus carolinus Florida Pompano
    1
    1
    Catostomidae (Suckers)
    Carpiodes carpio River Carpsucker
    3
    90
    93
    Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback
    3
    1
    4
    Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker
    2
    2
    Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo
    2
    11
    13
    Ictiobus niger Non-native Black Buffalo
    1
    1
    Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker
    2
    2
    4
    Moxostoma congestum Gray Redhorse
    13
    74
    87
    Centrarchidae (Sunfishes)
    Lepomis auritus Non-native Redbreast Sunfish
    3
    270
    273
    Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
    3
    403
    406
    Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
    103
    103
    Lepomis humilis Orangespotted Sunfish
    5
    120
    125
    Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
    3
    534
    537
    Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish
    8
    600
    608
    Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish
    1
    75
    76
    Lepomis miniatus Redspotted Sunfish
    57
    57
    Lepomis symmetricus Bantam Sunfish
    1
    1
    Micropterus dolomieu Non-native Smallmouth Bass
    5
    5
    Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass
    7
    9
    42
    58
    Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
    55
    359
    414
    Micropterus treculii Guadalupe Bass
    24
    3
    143
    170
    Pomoxis annularis White Crappie
    18
    43
    61
    Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
    1
    1
    2
    Centrophoridae (None)
    Centrophorus squamosus Non-native Leafscale Gulper Shark
    1
    1
    Characidae (Characins)
    Astyanax mexicanus Non-native Mexican Tetra
    2
    79
    81
    Piaractus brachypomus Non-native Pirapatinga
    1
    1
    Cichlidae (Cichlids)
    Herichthys cyanoguttatus Non-native Rio Grande Cichlid
    3
    86
    89
    Oreochromis aureus Non-native Blue Tilapia
    3
    3
    Clupeidae (Herrings)
    Brevoortia patronus Gulf Menhaden
    1
    1
    Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad
    89
    128
    217
    Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad
    35
    6
    41
    Cyprinidae (Carps and Minnows)
    Campostoma anomalum Central Stoneroller
    210
    155
    365
    Carassius auratus Non-native Goldfish
    3
    1
    4
    Cyprinella lutrensis Red Shiner
    303
    297
    600
    Cyprinella venusta Blacktail Shiner
    368
    306
    674
    Cyprinus carpio Non-native Common Carp
    5
    25
    30
    Dionda flavipinnis None
    138
    38
    176
    Dionda sp 3 Colorado Roundnose Minnow Colorado Roundnose Minnow
    15
    21
    36
    Hybognathus placitus Plains Minnow
    14
    2
    16
    Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner
    4
    7
    11
    Lythrurus fumeus Ribbon Shiner
    14
    10
    24
    Macrhybopsis aestivalis Non-native Speckled Chub
    7
    7
    Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub
    14
    1
    15
    Macrhybopsis marconis Burrhead Chub
    10
    2
    12
    Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner
    39
    36
    75
    Notropis amabilis Texas Shiner
    1
    55
    1
    92
    149
    Notropis atherinoides Non-native Emerald Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis braytoni Non-native Tamaulipas Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis buccula Smalleye Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis buchanani Ghost Shiner
    7
    35
    42
    Notropis oxyrhynchus Sharpnose Shiner
    1
    5
    6
    Notropis rubricroceus Non-native Saffron Shiner
    1
    1
    Notropis shumardi Silverband Shiner
    11
    1
    3
    15
    Notropis stramineus Sand Shiner
    33
    1
    27
    61
    Notropis texanus Weed Shiner
    1
    44
    17
    62
    Notropis volucellus Mimic Shiner
    75
    37
    112
    Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow
    24
    5
    29
    Phenacobius mirabilis Suckermouth Minnow
    5
    6
    11
    Pimephales notatus Non-native Bluntnose Minnow
    1
    1
    Pimephales promelas Fathead Minnow
    35
    159
    194
    Pimephales vigilax Bullhead Minnow
    151
    359
    510
    Cyprinodontidae (Pupfishes)
    Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis Non-native Red River Pupfish
    81
    81
    Cyprinodon variegatus Non-native Sheepshead Minnow
    2
    4
    2
    8
    Diodontidae (Porcupinefishes)
    Chilomycterus schoepfii Striped Burrfish
    1
    1
    Engraulidae (Anchovies)
    Anchoa mitchilli Bay Anchovy
    1
    1
    Fundulidae (Topminnows)
    Fundulus grandis Non-native Gulf Killifish
    17
    17
    Fundulus notatus Blackstripe Topminnow
    3
    73
    76
    Fundulus zebrinus Plains Killifish
    1
    48
    49
    Lucania parva Non-native Rainwater Killifish
    1
    1
    Ictaluridae (North American Catfishes)
    Ameiurus melas Black Bullhead
    55
    55
    Ameiurus natalis Yellow Bullhead
    56
    56
    Ameiurus nebulosus Non-native Brown Bullhead
    1
    1
    Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish
    2
    2
    Ictalurus lupus Non-native Headwater Catfish
    1
    1
    2
    Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
    1
    278
    279
    Noturus gyrinus Tadpole Madtom
    1
    5
    4
    10
    Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish
    3
    87
    90
    Lepisosteidae (Gars)
    Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar
    3
    3
    Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted Gar
    2
    11
    13
    Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar
    9
    29
    38
    Moronidae (Temperate Basses)
    Morone chrysops Non-native White Bass
    23
    23
    Morone saxatilis Non-native Striped Bass
    3
    3
    Mugilidae (Mullets)
    Mugil cephalus Striped Mullet
    2
    1
    3
    Mugil curema White Mullet
    1
    1
    Percidae (Perches)
    Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter
    1
    18
    19
    Etheostoma fonticola Non-native Fountain Darter
    1
    1
    Etheostoma fusiforme Non-native Swamp Darter
    2
    2
    Etheostoma gracile Slough Darter
    19
    19
    Etheostoma lepidum Greenthroat Darter
    3
    212
    215
    Etheostoma parvipinne Goldstripe Darter
    1
    1
    2
    Etheostoma pottsii Non-native Mexican Darter
    1
    1
    Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter
    1
    1
    Etheostoma pulchellum None
    2
    122
    124
    Percina caprodes Non-native Logperch
    16
    16
    Percina carbonaria Texas Logperch
    52
    39
    91
    Percina macrolepida Bigscale Logperch
    38
    70
    108
    Percina sciera Dusky Darter
    2
    44
    46
    Poeciliidae (Livebearers)
    Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish
    12
    2
    934
    948
    Gambusia geiseri Non-native Largespring Gambusia
    1
    2
    38
    41
    Gambusia heterochir Clear Creek Gambusia
    1
    845
    846
    Poecilia latipinna Sailfin Molly
    3
    40
    43
    Xiphophorus variatus Non-native Variable Platyfish
    4
    8
    12
    Sciaenidae (Drums and Croakers)
    Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater Drum
    15
    15
    Serranidae (Sea Basses and Groupers)
    Serranus subligarius Non-native Belted Sandfish
    1
    1
    Sparidae (Porgies)
    Lagodon rhomboides Pinfish
    1
    1
    Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
    Astroscopus y_graecum Southern Stargazer
    1
    1