Fish Species

Fish Species by Watersheds : 'Salton Sea-181002041400'

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

California Tilapia (hybrid)

  • Oreochromis spp.
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Mozambique tilapia hybrid, female, captured from the Salton Sea in 2006. Photo by Sharon Keeney, CDFW.

Desert Pupfish

  • Cyprinodon macularius
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Desert pupfish, male, breeding color. Borrego Palm Canyon Pond, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Date: May 2010. Photo - Sharon Keeney, CDFW

Shortfin Molly

  • Poecilia mexicana
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Shortfin molly, male. Location: In a wash just south of Bombay Beach, Salton Sea. Date: Sept. 27, 2010. Photo by Sharon Keeney, CDFW.

Striped Mullet

  • Mugil cephalus
  • Yes
  • Striped Mullet_Thumbnail