Fish Species of Mississippi

Name every freshwater fish species found in Mississippi
Includes species that only spend part of their life in freshwater
Only includes fish whose native range includes part of MS
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Scientific Name
Species
Acipenser oxyrinchus
Atlantic Sturgeon
Adinia xenica
Diamond Killifish
Agonostomus monticola
Mountain Mullet
Alosa alabamae
Alabama Shad
Alosa chrysochloris
Skipjack Herring
Ambloplites rupestris
Rock Bass
Ambloplites ariommus
Shadow Bass
Ameiurus melas
Black Bullhead
Ameiurus nebulosus
Brown Bullhead
Ameiurus natalis
Yellow Bullhead
Amia calva
Bowfin
Ammocrypta beanii
Naked Sand Darter
Ammocrypta vivax
Scaly Sand Darter
Ammocrypta meridiana
Southern Sand Darter
Ammocrypta clara
Western Sand Darter
Anchoa mitchilli
Bay Anchovy
Anguilla rostrata
American Eel
Aphredoderus sayanus
Pirate Perch
Aplodinotus grunniens
Freshwater Drum
Atractosteus spathula
Alligator Gar
Campostoma anomalum
Central Stoneroller
Campostoma oligolepis
Largescale Stoneroller
Carpiodes velifer
Highfin Carpsucker
Carpiodes cyprinus
Quillback
Carpiodes carpio
River Carpsucker
Centrarchus macropterus
Flier
Chrosomus erythrogaster
Southern Redbelly Dace
Cottus carolinae
Banded Sculpin
Crystallaria asprella
Crystal Darter
Ctenogobius boleosoma
Darter Goby
Cycleptus elongatus
Blue Sucker
Cycleptus meridionalis
Southeastern Blue Sucker
Cyprinella callistia
Alabama Shiner
Cyprinella venusta
Blacktail Shiner
Cyprinella camura
Bluntface Shiner
Cyprinella lutrensis
Red Shiner
Cyprinella spiloptera
Spotfin Shiner
Cyprinella whipplei
Steelcolor Shiner
Cyprinella galacura
Whitetail Shiner
Cyprinodon variegatus
Sheepshead Minnow
Dormitator maculatus
Fat Sleeper
Dorosoma cepedianum
Gizzard Shad
Dorosoma petenense
Threadfin Shad
Elassoma zonatum
Banded Pygmy Sunfish
Eleotris amblyopsis
Largescaled Spinycheek Sleeper
Enneacanthus gloriosus
Bluespotted Sunfish
Erimyzon sucetta
Lake Chubsucker
Erimyzon tenuis
Sharpfin Chubsucker
Erimyzon claviformis
Western Creek Chubsucker
Esox niger
Chain Pickerel
Esox americanus
Redfin Pickerel
Etheostoma zonifer
Backwater Darter
Etheostoma zonale
Banded Darter
Etheostoma rubrum
Bayou Darter
Etheostoma nigripinne
Blackfin Darter
Etheostoma duryi
Blackside Snubnose Darter
Etheostoma chlorosoma
Bluntnose Darter
Etheostoma lynceum
Brighteye Darter
Etheostoma proeliare
Cypress Darter
Etheostoma flabellare
Fantail Darter
Etheostoma parvipinne
Goldstripe Darter
Etheostoma blennioides
Greenside Darter
Etheostoma swaini
Gulf Darter
Etheostoma histrio
Harlequin Darter
Etheostoma nigrum
Johnny Darter
Etheostoma asprigene
Mud Darter
Etheostoma caeruleum
Rainbow Darter
Etheostoma rufilineatum
Redline Darter
Etheostoma artesiae
Redspot Darter
Etheostoma rupestre
Rock Darter
Etheostoma gracile
Slough Darter
Etheostoma simoterum
Snubnose Darter
Etheostoma stigmaeum
Speckled Darter
Etheostoma kennicotti
Stripetail Darter
Etheostoma fusiforme
Swamp Darter
Etheostoma lachneri
Tombigee Darter
Etheostoma raneyi
Yazoo Darter
Fundulus pulvereus
Bayou Killifish
Fundulus nottii
Bayou Topminnow
Fundulus olivaceus
Blackspotted Topminnow
Fundulus notatus
Blackstripe Topminnow
Fundulus euryzonus
Broadstripe Topminnow
Fundulus chrysotus
Golden Topminnow
Fundulus grandis
Gulf Killifish
Fundulus blairae
Lowland Topminnow
Fundulus confluentus
Marsh Killifish
Fundulus catenatus
Northern Studfish
Fundulus jenkinsi
Saltmarsh Topminnow
Fundulus dispar
Starhead Topminnow
Gambusia holbrooki
Eastern Mosquitofish
Gambusia affinis
Western Mosquitofish
Heterandria formosa
Least Killifish
Hiodon alosoides
Goldeye
Hiodon tergisus
Mooneye
Hybognathus hayi
Cypress Minnow
Hybognathus nuchalis
Mississippi Silvery Minnow
Hybopsis amblops
Bigeye Chub
Hybopsis winchelli
Clear Chub
Hybopsis amnis
Pallid Shiner
Hypentelium etowanum
Alabama Hogsucker
Hypentelium nigricans
Northern Hogsucker
Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Chestnut Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon gagei
Southern Brook Lamprey
Ictalurus furcatus
Blue Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
Channel Catfish
Ictiobus cyprinellus
Bigmouth Buffalo
Scientific Name
Species
Ictiobus niger
Black Buffalo
Ictiobus bubalus
Smallmouth Buffalo
Labidesthes sicculus
Brook Silverside
Lepisosteus osseus
Longnose Gar
Lepisosteus platostomus
Shortnose Gar
Lepisosteus oculatus
Spotted Gar
Lepomis symmetricus
Bantam Sunfish
Lepomis macrochirus
Bluegill
Lepomis marginatus
Dollar Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish
Lepomis megalotis
Longear Sunfish
Lepomis humilis
Orangespotted Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus
Redear Sunfish
Lepomis miniatus
Redspotted Sunfish
Lepomis gulosus
Warmouth
Lucania parva
Rainwater Killifish
Luxilus chrysocephalus
Striped Shiner
Lythrurus roseipinnis
Cherryfin Shiner
Lythrurus bellus
Pretty Shiner
Lythrurus umbratilis
Redfin Shiner
Lyrthrurus fumeus
Ribbon Shiner
Lythrurus fasciolaris
Scarlet Shiner
Macrhybopsis hyostoma
Shoal Chub
Macrhybopsis meeki
Sicklefin Chub
Macrhybopsis storeriana
Silver Chub
Menidia beryllina
Inland Silverside
Menidia audens
Mississippi Silverside
Micropheris brachyurus
Opossum Pipefish
Micropterus henshalli
Alabama Bass
Micropterus salmoides
Largemouth Bass
Micropterus spp.
Pearl River Bass
Micropterus dolomieu
Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus punctulatus
Spotted Bass
Minytrema melanops
Spotted Sucker
Morone saxatilis
Striped Bass
Morone chrysops
White Bass
Morone mississippiensis
Yellow Bass
Moxostoma duquesnii
Black Redhorse
Moxostoma poeciliurum
Blacktail Redhorse
Moxostoma erythrurum
Golden Redhorse
Moxostoma carinatum
River Redhorse
Moxostoma anisurum
Silver Redhorse
Moxostoma breviceps
Smallmouth Redhorse
Mugil cephalus
Striped Mullet
Mugil curema
White Mullet
Nocomis micropogon
River Chub
Notemigonus crysoleucas
Golden Shiner
Notropis boops
Bigeye Shiner
Notropis melanostomus
Blackmouth Shiner
Notropis wickliffi
Channel Shiner
Notropis petersoni
Coastal Shiner
Notropis atherinoides
Emerald Shiner
Notropis edwardraneyi
Fluvial Shiner
Notropis buchanani
Ghost Shiner
Notropis chalybaeus
Ironcolor Shiner
Notropis amplamala
Longjaw Minnow
Notropis longirostris
Longnose Shiner
Notropis volucellus
Mimic Shiner
Notropis ammophilus
Orangefin Shiner
Notropis blennius
River Shiner
Notropis baileyi
Rough Shiner
Notropis sabinae
Sabine Shiner
Notropis shumardi
Silverband Shiner
Notropis candidus
Silverside Shiner
Notropis stilbius
Silverstripe Shiner
Notropis maculatus
Taillight Shiner
Notropis texanus
Weed Shiner
Notropis rafinesquei
Yazoo Shiner
Noturus funebris
Black Madtom
Noturus miurus
Brindled Madtom
Noturus phaeus
Brown Madtom
Noturus munitus
Frecklebelly Madtom
Noturus nocturnus
Freckled Madtom
Noturus hildebrandi
Least Madtom
Noturus gladiator
Piebald Madtom
Noturus exilis
Slender Madtom
Noturus leptacanthus
Speckled Madtom
Noturus gyrinus
Tadpole Madtom
Opsopoedus emiliae
Pugnose Minnow
Percina nigrofasciata
Blackbanded Darter
Percina sciera
Dusky Darter
Percina lenticula
Freckled Darter
Percina evides
Gilt Darter
Percina suttkusi
Gulf Logperch
Percina caprodes
Logperch
Percina kathae
Mobile Logperch
Percina aurora
Pearl Darter
Percina shumardi
River Darter
Percina vigil
Saddleback Darter
Percina phoxocephala
Slenderhead Darter
Phenacobius mirabilis
Suckermouth Minnow
Pimephales notatus
Bluntnose Minnow
Pimephales vigilax
Bullhead Minnow
Poecilia latipinna
Sailfin Molly
Polyodon spathula
Paddlefish
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Black Crappie
Pomoxis annularis
White Crappie
Pternotropis welaka
Bluenose Shiner
Pylodictis olivaris
Flathead Catfish
Sander canadensis
Sauger
Sander vitreus
Walleye
Scaphirhynchus albus
Pallid Sturgeon
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Semotilus atromaculatus
Creek Chub
Stronglyura marina
Atlantic Needlefish
Trinectes maculatus
Hogchoker
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