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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


Carassius auratus

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

Lost River Sucker

Catostomus luxatus

Shortnose Sucker

Chasmistes brevirostris

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

White Crappie

Pomoxis annularis

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

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