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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

Blue Chub

Gila coerulea
Yes

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.

Klamath Tui Chub

Siphatales bicolor bicolor
Yes

Thumbnail. Tui chub, approximately 10 cm (4”) long. Date: 7/10/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Lost River Sucker

Catostomus luxatus
Yes

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.

Shortnose Sucker

Chasmistes brevirostris
Yes

Thumbnail. Shortnose sucker. Photo by Stewart Reid, Western Fishes, Ashland, OR.

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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