Iowa Aquatic Gap Fish Atlas

Iowa Aquatic Gap Stream Fish Atlas Term Descriptions

Common Name (as listed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Scientific Name (as listed by the Integrated Taxonomic Information System(ITIS)

Native: This field indicates whether the species is native to Iowa or not. Values include “yes” or “no”.

ITIS Code: This field indicates the unique numeric code assigned to a particular species used by ITIS as the Taxonomic Serial Number.

State Rank: This field indicates the state heritage rank -- a numeric rank of relative endangerment based primarily on the number of occurrences within the state according to NatureServe (

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National Rank: This field indicates the national heritage rank according to NatureServe.

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Global Rank: This field indicates the global heritage rank according to NatureServe.

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Modeled By: This field indicates who created the species prediction models.

State Range: This field gives a brief description of the distribution of a species specific to Iowa. Habitat Affinities: This field gives a general description of the habitat affinities of a species.

Predictive Model(s): This field lists all prediction models created for species including one or more of the following:

Statewide Model: model predicting interior stream reaches only Possible methods of formulating model:

Mississippi River Model: model predicting Mississippi River pools 8-21 only 4

Missouri River Model: model predicting Missouri River pools* 17-19 only

Overall Prediction Model: model combining all applicable models for a species Prediction Map: This map illustrates the range and predictive distribution, if applicable, of the species

Literature Cited: This field lists literature cited in either the state range or habitat affinities fields. Data Sources: This field lists the sources of data that were used to determine species range and to create prediction models. Additional References: This field list references that may be used for further reading on a particular species.

Photo Credits: This indicates the source and owner of the photographs and graphic images used for a species. Permission was granted for this project only. Please contact owner of material for future use.

Atlas Pages: Select species from list below.

Common Name

Scientific Name

alabama shad | Alosa alabamae
american brook lamprey | Lampetra appendix
american eel | Anguilla rostrata
banded darter | Etheostoma zonale
banded killifish | Fundulus diaphanus
bigeye shiner | Notropis boops
bighead carp | Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
bigmouth buffalo | Ictiobus cyprinellus
bigmouth shiner | Notropis dorsalis
black buffalo | Ictiobus niger
black bullhead | Ameiurus melas
black crappie | Pomoxis nigromaculatus
black redhorse | Moxostoma duquesnei
blackchin shiner | Notropis heterodon
blacknose dace | Rhinichthys atratulus
blacknose shiner | Notropis heterolepis
blackside darter | Percina maculata
blackstripe topminnow | Fundulus notatus
blue catfish | Ictalurus furcatus
blue sucker | Cycleptus elongatus
bluegill | Lepomis macrochirus
bluntnose darter | Etheostoma chlorosomum
bluntnose minnow | Pimephales notatus
bowfin | Amia calva
brassy minnow | Hybognathus hankinsoni
brook silverside | Labidesthes sicculus
brook stickleback | Culaea inconstans
brook trout | Salvelinus fontinalis
brown bullhead | Ameiurus nebulosus
brown trout | Salmo trutta
bullhead minnow | Pimephales vigilax
burbot | Lota lota
central mudminnow | Umbra limi
central stoneroller | Campostoma anomalum
channel catfish | Ictalurus punctatus
channel shiner | Notropis wickliffi
chestnut lamprey | Ichthyomyzon castaneus
common carp | Cyprinus carpio
common shiner | Luxilus cornutus
creek chub | Semotilus atromaculatus
crystal darter | Crystallaria asprella
emerald shiner | Notropis atherinoides
fantail darter | Etheostoma flabellare
fathead minnow | Pimephales promelas
flathead catfish | Pylodictis olivaris
flathead chub | Platygobio gracilis
freckled madtom | Noturus nocturnus
freshwater drum | Aplodinotus grunniens
ghost shiner | Notropis buchanani
gilt darter | Percina evides
gizzard shad | Dorosoma cepedianum
golden redhorse | Moxostoma erythrurum
golden shiner | Notemigonus crysoleucas
goldeye | Hiodon alosoides
goldfish | Carassius auratus
grass pickerel | Esox americanus
gravel chub | Erimystax x-punctatus
greater redhorse | Moxostoma valenciennesi
green sunfish | Lepomis cyanellus
highfin carpsucker | Carpiodes velifer
hornyhead chub | Nocomis biguttatus
Iowa darter | Etheostoma exile
ironcolor shiner | Notropis chalybaeus
johnny darter | Etheostoma nigrum
lake chub | Couesius plumbeus
lake chubsucker | Erimyzon succetta
lake sturgeon | Acipenser fulvescens
largemouth bass | Micropterus salmoides
largescale stoneroller | Campostoma oligolepis
least darter | Etheostoma microperca
longear sunfish | Lepomis megalotis
longnose dace | Rhinichthys cataractae
longnose gar | Lepisosteus osseus
mimic shiner | Notropis volucellus
mississippi silvery minnow | Hybognathus nuchalis
mooneye | Hiodon tergisus
mosquitofish | Gambusia affinis
mottled sculpin | Cottus bairdii
mud darter | Etheostoma asprigene
muskellunge | Esox masquinongy
northern brook lamprey | Ichthyomyzon fossor
northern hog sucker | Hypentelium nigricans
northern logperch | Percina caprodes
northern pike | Esox lucius
northern rock bass | Ambloplites rupestris
orangespotted sunfish | Lepomis humilis
orangethroat darter | Etheostoma spectabile
ozark minnow | Notropis nubilus
paddlefish | Polyodon spathula
pallid shiner | Hybopsis amnis
pallid sturgeon | Scaphirhynchus albus
pearl dace | Margariscus margarita
pirate perch | Aphredoderus sayanus
plains minnow | Hybognathus placitus
plains topminnow | Fundulus sciadicus
pugnose minnow | Opsopoeodus emiliae
pugnose shiner | Notropis anogenus
pumpkinseed | Lepomis gibbosus
quillback carpsucker | Carpiodes cyprinus
rainbow darter | Etheostoma caeruleum
rainbow smelt | Osmerus mordax
rainbow trout | Oncorhynchus mykiss
red shiner | Cyprinella lutrensis
redear sunfish | Lepomis microlophus
redfin shiner | Lythrurus umbratilis
redside dace | Clinostomus elongatus
river carpsucker | Carpiodes carpio
river darter | Percina shumardi
river redhorse | Moxostoma carinatum
river shiner | Notropis blennius
rosyface shiner | Notropis rubellus
sand shiner | Notropis stramineus
sauger | Stizostedion canadense
shoal chub | Macrhybopsis hyostoma
shorthead redhorse | Moxostoma macrolepidotum
shortnose gar | Lepisosteus platostomus
shovelnose sturgeon | Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
sicklefin chub | Macrhybopsis meeki
silver carp | Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
silver chub | Macrhybopsis storeriana
silver lamprey | Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
silver redhorse | Moxostoma anisurum
silverband shiner | Notropis shumardi
skipjack herring | Alosa chrysochloris
slender madtom | Noturus exilis
slenderhead darter | Percina phoxocephala
slimy sculpin | Cottus cognatus
smallmouth bass | Micropterus dolomieu
smallmouth buffalo | Ictiobus bubalus
southern redbelly dace | Phoxinus erythrogaster
spotfin shiner | Cyprinella spiloptera
spottail shiner | Notropis hudsonius
spotted bass | Micropterus punctulatus
spotted gar | Lepisosteu oculatus
spotted sucker | Minytrema melanops
starhead topminnow | Fundulus dispar
stonecat | Noturus flavus
sturgeon chub | Macrhybopsis gelida
suckermouth minnow | Phenacobius mirabilis
tadpole madtom | Noturus gyrinus
threadfin shad | Dorosoma petenense
topeka shiner | Notropis topeka
trout-perch | Percopsis omiscomaycus
walleye | Stizostedion vitreum
warmouth | Chaenobryttus gulosus
weed shiner | Notropis texanus
western sand darter | Ammocrypta clara
western silvery minnow | Hybognathus argyritis
white amur | Ctenopharyngodon idella
white bass | Morone chrysops
white catfish | Ameiurus catus
white crappie | Pomoxis annularis
white perch | Morone americana
white sucker | Catostomus commersoni
yellow bass | Morone mississippiensis
yellow bullhead | Ameiurus natalis
yellow perch | Perca flavescens
Acipenser fulvescens | lake sturgeon
Alosa alabamae | alabama shad
Alosa chrysochloris | skipjack herring
Ambloplites rupestris | northern rock bass
Ameiurus catus | white catfish
Ameiurus melas | black bullhead
Ameiurus natalis | yellow bullhead
Ameiurus nebulosus | brown bullhead
Amia calva | bowfin
Ammocrypta clara | western sand darter
Anguilla rostrata | american eel
Aphredoderus sayanus | pirate perch
Aplodinotus grunniens | freshwater drum
Campostoma anomalum | central stoneroller
Campostoma oligolepis | largescale stoneroller
Carassius auratus | goldfish
Carpiodes carpio | river carpsucker
Carpiodes cyprinus | quillback carpsucker
Carpiodes velifer | highfin carpsucker
Catostomus commersoni | white sucker
Chaenobryttus gulosus | warmouth
Clinostomus elongatus | redside dace
Cottus bairdii | mottled sculpin
Cottus cognatus | slimy sculpin
Couesius plumbeus | lake chub
Crystallaria asprella | crystal darter
Ctenopharyngodon idella | white amur
Culaea inconstans | brook stickleback
Cycleptus elongatus | blue sucker
Cyprinella lutrensis | red shiner
Cyprinella spiloptera | spotfin shiner
Cyprinus carpio | common carp
Dorosoma cepedianum | gizzard shad
Dorosoma petenense | threadfin shad
Erimystax x-punctatus | gravel chub
Erimyzon succetta | lake chubsucker
Esox americanus | grass pickerel
Esox lucius | northern pike
Esox masquinongy | muskellunge
Etheostoma asprigene | mud darter
Etheostoma caeruleum | rainbow darter
Etheostoma chlorosomum | bluntnose darter
Etheostoma exile | Iowa darter
Etheostoma flabellare | fantail darter
Etheostoma microperca | least darter
Etheostoma nigrum | johnny darter
Etheostoma spectabile | orangethroat darter
Etheostoma zonale | banded darter
Fundulus diaphanus | banded killifish
Fundulus dispar | starhead topminnow
Fundulus notatus | blackstripe topminnow
Fundulus sciadicus | plains topminnow
Gambusia affinis | mosquitofish
Hiodon alosoides | goldeye
Hiodon tergisus | mooneye
Hybognathus argyritis | western silvery minnow
Hybognathus hankinsoni | brassy minnow
Hybognathus nuchalis | mississippi silvery minnow
Hybognathus placitus | plains minnow
Hybopsis amnis | pallid shiner
Hypentelium nigricans | northern hog sucker
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix | silver carp
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis | bighead carp
Ichthyomyzon castaneus | chestnut lamprey
Ichthyomyzon fossor | northern brook lamprey
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis | silver lamprey
Ictalurus furcatus | blue catfish
Ictalurus punctatus | channel catfish
Ictiobus bubalus | smallmouth buffalo
Ictiobus cyprinellus | bigmouth buffalo
Ictiobus niger | black buffalo
Labidesthes sicculus | brook silverside
Lampetra appendix | american brook lamprey
Lepisosteu oculatus | spotted gar
Lepisosteus osseus | longnose gar
Lepisosteus platostomus | shortnose gar
Lepomis cyanellus | green sunfish
Lepomis gibbosus | pumpkinseed
Lepomis humilis | orangespotted sunfish
Lepomis macrochirus | bluegill
Lepomis megalotis | longear sunfish
Lepomis microlophus | redear sunfish
Lota lota | burbot
Luxilus cornutus | common shiner
Lythrurus umbratilis | redfin shiner
Macrhybopsis gelida | sturgeon chub
Macrhybopsis hyostoma | shoal chub
Macrhybopsis meeki | sicklefin chub
Macrhybopsis storeriana | silver chub
Margariscus margarita | pearl dace
Micropterus dolomieu | smallmouth bass
Micropterus punctulatus | spotted bass
Micropterus salmoides | largemouth bass
Minytrema melanops | spotted sucker
Morone americana | white perch
Morone chrysops | white bass
Morone mississippiensis | yellow bass
Moxostoma anisurum | silver redhorse
Moxostoma carinatum | river redhorse
Moxostoma duquesnei | black redhorse
Moxostoma erythrurum | golden redhorse
Moxostoma macrolepidotum | shorthead redhorse
Moxostoma valenciennesi | greater redhorse
Nocomis biguttatus | hornyhead chub
Notemigonus crysoleucas | golden shiner
Notropis anogenus | pugnose shiner
Notropis atherinoides | emerald shiner
Notropis blennius | river shiner
Notropis boops | bigeye shiner
Notropis buchanani | ghost shiner
Notropis chalybaeus | ironcolor shiner
Notropis dorsalis | bigmouth shiner
Notropis heterodon | blackchin shiner
Notropis heterolepis | blacknose shiner
Notropis hudsonius | spottail shiner
Notropis nubilus | ozark minnow
Notropis rubellus | rosyface shiner
Notropis shumardi | silverband shiner
Notropis stramineus | sand shiner
Notropis texanus | weed shiner
Notropis topeka | topeka shiner
Notropis volucellus | mimic shiner
Notropis wickliffi | channel shiner
Noturus exilis | slender madtom
Noturus flavus | stonecat
Noturus gyrinus | tadpole madtom
Noturus nocturnus | freckled madtom
Oncorhynchus mykiss | rainbow trout
Opsopoeodus emiliae | pugnose minnow
Osmerus mordax | rainbow smelt
Perca flavescens | yellow perch
Percina caprodes | northern logperch
Percina evides | gilt darter
Percina maculata | blackside darter
Percina phoxocephala | slenderhead darter
Percina shumardi | river darter
Percopsis omiscomaycus | trout-perch
Phenacobius mirabilis | suckermouth minnow
Phoxinus erythrogaster | southern redbelly dace
Pimephales notatus | bluntnose minnow
Pimephales promelas | fathead minnow
Pimephales vigilax | bullhead minnow
Platygobio gracilis | flathead chub
Polyodon spathula | paddlefish
Pomoxis annularis | white crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus | black crappie
Pylodictis olivaris | flathead catfish
Rhinichthys atratulus | blacknose dace
Rhinichthys cataractae | longnose dace
Salmo trutta | brown trout
Salvelinus fontinalis | brook trout
Scaphirhynchus albus | pallid sturgeon
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus | shovelnose sturgeon
Semotilus atromaculatus | creek chub
Stizostedion canadense | sauger
Stizostedion vitreum | walleye
Umbra limi | central mudminnow
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