Iowa Aquatic Gap Fish Atlas

Iowa Aquatic Gap Stream Fish Atlas Term Descriptions

Common Name (as listed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources http://www.iowadnr.com)

Scientific Name (as listed by the Integrated Taxonomic Information System(ITIS) http://www.itis.usda.gov/)

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 (http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/)

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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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