Fish Species

Fish Species by Watersheds : 'Turnaround Wash-Colorado River-150301041203'

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


  • Gila elegans
  • Yes
  • N / A

California Tilapia (hybrid)

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

Channel Catfish

  • Ictalurus punctatus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Channel catfish, caught in Nacimiento Reservoir in May 2008 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.

Colorado Pikeminnow

  • Ptychocheilus lucius
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Colorado pikeminnow, adult, right side. Photo by Cameron T. Wilcox, Colorado State University.

Common Carp

  • Cyprinus carpio
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Common carp approximately 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Suisun Marsh, California. Date: 8/8/2008. 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

Flathead Catfish

  • Pylodictis olivaris
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Flathead catfish, adult. Caught in the St. Croix River, Washington County, Minnesota, in summer 1976. Photo by Konrad Schmidt, Minn. DNR


  • 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.

Razorback Sucker

  • Xyrauchen texanus
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Razorback sucker. Photo taken at the Ouray National Fish Hatchery by Mark Fuller, US Fish & Wildlife Service, provided by Tim Modde, USFWS.

Red Shiner

  • Cyprinella lutrensis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Red shiner. Caught in the Rock River, Rock County, Minnesota, in July 2002. Photo by Konrad Schmidt, Minn. DNR.

Redear Sunfish

  • Lepomis microlophus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Redear sunfish. Photo courtesy of Professor Peter B. Moyle.

Sailfin Molly

  • Poecilia latipinna
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Sailfin molly, male, left side. Irrigation drain (Oasis-Grant Drain) at the north end of the Salton Sea, 2010. Photo - Sharon Keeney, CDFW.

Smallmouth Bass

  • Micropterus dolomieu
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Smallmouth bass. Photo courtesy of Drew Gregory.

Striped Bass

  • Morone saxatilis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Striped bass, approximately 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Suisun Marsh, California Date: 8/6/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Threadfin Shad

  • Dorosoma petenense
  • No
  • Thumbnail. American shad, head. Caught on the Feather River (Star Bend boat launch) on 4 July 2008. Approximately 20 cm TL.  Photo by Brian Currier.


  • Lepomis gulosus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Warmouth, Sacramento River at Knight's Landing, 12/16/2009. Length approximately 9 cm (3.5 inches). Photo by Kasie Barnes, CDFW.

White Crappie

  • Pomoxis annularis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. White crappie. Photo courtesy of Corey Geving, webmaster at

Yellow Bullhead

  • Ameiurus natalis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Yellow bullhead. Photo by Konrad Schmidt, Nongame Fish Biologist, Division of Ecological Services, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources