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Fish Species

Freshwater native and non-native fish species present currently and/or historically, determined from the PISCES database (Feb. 26, 2014).  Some species, such as salmon or steelhead, may no longer be present upstream of dams that lack fish passage.

Yes/No corresponds to California native species

Black Crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus
No

Thumbnail. Black crappie, captured in rotary screw trap on the Sacramento River at Knight's Landing on 2/26/2009. Photo by Dan Worth, CDFW

Brown Bullhead

Ameiurus nebulosus
No

Thumbnail. Brown bullhead. Caught in Seneca County, New York. Photo by Arthur Masloski, January 2009.

Coastal Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
Yes

Thumbnail. Rainbow trout, 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California (Yuba River basin). Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Fathead Minnow

Pimephales promelas
No

Thumbnail. Fathead minnow. Photo by Konrad Schmidt, Nongame Fish Biologist, Division of Ecological Services, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Goldfish

Carassius auratus
No

Thumbnail. Goldfish, captured in rotary screw trap on Sacramento River at Knight's Landing. Date: January 2009. Photo by Dan Worth, CDFW.

Klamath Largescale Sucker

Catostomus snyderi
Yes

Klamath River Lamprey

Entosphenus similis
Yes

Thumbnail. Klamath River lamprey. Captured from the upper Trinity River near river mile 85 on 22 July 2009. Photo courtesy of John Hileman, CDFW.

Klamath Speckled Dace

Rhinichthys osculus klamathensis
Yes

Thumbnail. Speckled dace, approximately 7 cm (3”) long. Date: 7/8/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Pacific Lamprey

Entosphenus tridentata
Yes

Thumbnail. Pacific lamprey, captured in rotary screw trap on Sacramento River at Knight's Landing. Photo by Dan Worth, CDFW.

Pumpkinseed

Lepomis gibbosus
No

Thumbnail. Pumpkinseed, captured from Lake Davis, CA. Photo by Robert Vincik, California Department of Fish and Game.

Sacramento Perch

Archoplites interruptus
Yes

Thumbnail. Sacramento perch, adult male. Captured from Sindicich Lagoon, Martinez, California in May 2001. Photo by Chris Miller, Contra Costa MVCD.

White Crappie

Pomoxis annularis
No

Thumbnail. White crappie. Photo courtesy of Corey Geving, webmaster at roughfish.com.

Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens
No

Thumbnail. Yellow perch, caught in Iron Gate Reservoir, California on 13 May 2009 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.

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