Fish Species of Tennessee

Name every freshwater fish species found in Tennessee
Includes species that only spend part of their life in freshwater
Only includes fish whose native range includes part of TN
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Scientific Name
Species
Acipenser fulvescens
Lake Sturgeon
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
Anguilla rostrata
American Eel
Aphredoderus sayanus
Pirate Perch
Campostoma anomalum
Central Stoneroller
Campostoma oligolepis
Largescale Stoneroller
Carpiodes velifer
Highfin Carpsucker
Carpiodes cyprinus
Quillback
Carpiodes carpio
River Carpsucker
Catostomus commersonnii
White Sucker
Centrarchus macropterus
Flier
Chrosomus cumberlandensis
Blackside Dace
Chrosomus spp.
Clinch Dace
Chrosomus saylori
Laurel Dace
Chrosomus erythrogaster
Southern Redbelly Dace
Chrosomus tennesseensis
Tennessee Dace
Clinostomus funduloides
Rosyside Dace
Clinostomus spp.
Smoky Dace
Cottus carolinae
Banded Sculpin
Cottus baileyi
Black Sculpin
Cottus spp.
Clinch Sculpin
Cottus spp.
Holston Sculpin
Cottus bairdii
Mottled Sculpin
Crystallaria cincotta
Diamond Darter
Cycleptus elongatus
Blue Sucker
Cyprinella callistia
Alabama Shiner
Cyprinella venusta
Blacktail Shiner
Cyprinella caerulea
Blue Shiner
Cyprinella camura
Bluntface Shiner
Cyprinella lutrensis
Red Shiner
Cyprinella spiloptera
Spotfin Shiner
Cyprinella whipplei
Steelcolor Shiner
Cyprinella trichroistia
Tricolor Shiner
Cyrpinella galactura
Whitetail Shiner
Dorosoma cepedianum
Gizzard Shad
Dorosoma petenense
Threadfin Shad
Elassoma zonatum
Banded Pygmy Sunfish
Erimonax monacha
Spotfin Chub
Erimystax insignis
Blotched Chub
Erimystax cahni
Slender Chub
Erimystax dissimilis
Streamline Chub
Erimyzon sucetta
Lake Chubsucker
Erimyzon claviformis
Western Creek Chubsucker
Esox niger
Chain Pickerel
Esox masquinongy
Muskellunge
Esox americanus
Redfin Pickerel
Etheostoma sagitta
Arrow Darter
Etheostoma cinereum
Ashy Darter
Etheostoma zonale
Banded Darter
Etheostoma zonistium
Bandfin Darter
Etheostoma obeyense
Barcheek Darter
Etheostoma forbesi
Barrens Darter
Etheostoma nigripinne
Blackfin Darter
Etheostoma duryi
Blackside Snubnose Darter
Etheostoma blennius
Blenny Darter
Etheostoma sanguifluum
Bloodfin Darter
Etheostoma camurum
Bluebreast Darter
Etheostoma jimmycarter
Bluegrass Darter
Etheostoma akatulo
Bluemask Darter
Etheostoma jessiae
Blueside Darter
Etheostoma meadiae
Bluespar Darter
Etheostoma chlorosoma
Bluntnose Darter
Etheostoma wapiti
Boulder Darter
Etheostoma lynceum
Brighteye Darter
Etheostoma bison
Buffalo Darter
Etheostoma spp.
Caney Fork Darter
Etheostoma etnieri
Cherry Darter
Etheostoma cervus
Chickasaw Darter
Etheostoma sitikuense
Citico Darter
Etheostoma ditrema
Coldwater Darter
Etheostoma coosae
Coosa Darter
Etheostoma aquali
Coppercheek Darter
Etheostoma basilare
Corrugated Darter
Etheostoma corona
Crown Darter
Etheostoma gore
Cumberland Darter
Etheostoma susanae
Cumberland Darter
Etheostoma atripinne
Cumberland Snubnose Darter
Etheostoma proeliare
Cypress Darter
Etheostoma planasaxatile
Duck Darter
Etheostoma percnurum
Duskytail Darter
Etheostoma orientale
Eastrim Darter
Etheostoma pseudovulatum
Egg-Mimic Darter
Etheostoma baileyi
Emerald Darter
Etheostoma flabellare
Fantail Darter
Etheostoma pyrrhogaster
Firebelly Darter
Etheostoma crossopterum
Fringed Darter
Etheostoma denoncourti
Golden Darter
Etheostoma parvipinne
Goldstripe Darter
Etheostoma jordani
Greenbreast Darter
Etheostoma chlorobranchium
Greenfin Darter
Etheostoma blennioides
Greenside Darter
Etheostoma oophylax
Guardian Darter
Etheostoma histrio
Harlequin Darter
Etheostoma lawrencei
Headwater Darter
Etheostoma kantuckeense
Highland Rim Darter
Etheostoma brevirostrum
Holiday Darter
Etheostoma spp.
Ihiyo Darter
Etheostoma nigrum
Johnny Darter
Etheostoma neopterum
Lollypop Darter
Etheostoma spp.
Longhunt Darter
Etheostoma spp.
Mamequit Darter
Etheostoma marmorpinnum
Marbled Darter
Etheostoma asprigene
Mud Darter
Etheostoma bellum
Orangefin Darter
Etheostoma spectabile
Orangethroat Darter
Etheostoma caeruleum
Rainbow Darter
Etheostoma luteovinctum
Redband Darter
Etheostoma rufilineatum
Redline Darter
Etheostoma maydeni
Redlips Darter
Etheostoma rupestre
Rock Darter
Etheostoma flavum
Saffron Darter
Etheostoma acuticeps
Sharphead Darter
Etheostoma smithi
Slabrock Darter
Etheostoma boschungi
Slackwater Darter
Etheostoma gracile
Slough Darter
Etheostoma microlepidum
Smallscale Darter
Etheostoma simoterum
Snubnose Darter
Etheostoma olivaceum
Sooty Darter
Etheostoma obama
Spangled Darter
Etheostoma stigmaeum
Speckled Darter
Etheostoma barrenense
Splendid Darter
Etheostoma squamiceps
Spottail Darter
Etheostoma derivativum
Stone Darter
Etheostoma striatulum
Striated Darter
Etheostoma kennicottii
Stripetail Darter
Etheostoma swannanoa
Swannanoa Darter
Etheostoma barbouri
Teardrop Darter
Etheostoma tennesseense
Tennessee Darter
Etheostoma tippecanoe
Tippecanoe Darter
Etheostoma trisella
Trispot Darter
Etheostoma gutselli
Tuckasegee Darter
Etheostoma tuscumbia
Tuscumbia Darter
Etheostoma lemniscatum
Tuxedo Darter
Etheostoma occidentale
Westrim Darter
Etheostoma vulneratum
Wounded Darter
Forbesichthys agassizii
Spring Cavefish
Fundulus julisia
Barrens Topminnow
Fundulus notatus
Blackspotted Topminnow
Fundulus olivaceous
Blackstripe Topminnow
Fundulus chrysotus
Golden Topminnow
Fundulus catenatus
Northern Studfish
Fundulus stellifer
Southern Studfish
Fundulus dispar
Starhead Topminnow
Gambusia affinis
Western Mosquitofish
Hemitremia flammea
Flame Chub
Scientific Name
Species
Hiodon alosoides
Goldeye
Hiodon tergisus
Mooneye
Hybognathus hayi
Cypress Minnow
Hybognathus nuchalis
Mississippi Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus placitus
Plains Minnow
Hybopsis amblops
Bigeye Chub
Hybopsis lineapunctata
Lined Chub
Hybopsis amnis
Pallid Shiner
Hypentelium etowanum
Alabama Hogsucker
Hypentelium nigricans
Northern Hogsucker
Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Chestnut Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi
Mountain Brook Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon bdellium
Ohio Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
Silver Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon gagei
Southern Brook Lamprey
Ictalurus furcatus
Blue Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus
Channel Catfish
Ictiobus cyprinellus
Bigmouth Buffalo
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
Luxilus chrysocephalus
Striped Shiner
Luxilus coccogenis
Warpaint Shiner
Lythrurus lirus
Mountain Shiner
Lythrurus umbratilis
Redfin Shiner
Lythrurus 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
Micropterus henshalli
Alabama Bass
Micropterus salmoides
Largemouth Bass
Micropterus coosae
Redeye Bass
Micropterus dolomieu
Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus punctulatus
Spotted Bass
Minytrema melanops
Spotted Sucker
Morone chrysops
White Bass
Morone mississippiensis
Yellow Bass
Moxostoma duquesnii
Black Redhorse
Moxostoma poecilurum
Blacktail Redhorse
Moxostoma erythrurum
Golden Redhorse
Moxostoma carinatum
River Redhorse
Moxostoma macrolepidotum
Shorthead Redhorse
Moxostoma spp.
Sicklefin Redhorse
Moxostoma anisurum
Silver Redhorse
Moxostoma breviceps
Smallmouth Redhorse
Nocomis leptocephalus
Bluehead Chub
Nocomis effusus
Redtail Chub
Nocomis micropogon
River Chub
Notemigonus crysoleucas
Golden Shiner
Notropis rupestris
Bedrock Shiner
Notropis boops
Bigeye Shiner
Notropis asperifrons
Burrhead Shiner
Notropis wickliffi
Channel Shiner
Notropis xaenocephalus
Coosa Shiner
Notropis atherinoides
Emerald Shiner
Notropis buchanani
Ghost Shiner
Notropis micropteryx
Highland Shiner
Notropis volucellus
Mimic Shiner
Notropis spectrunculus
Mirror Shiner
Notropis ammophilus
Orangefin Shiner
Notropis albizonatus
Palezone Shiner
Notropis ariommus
Popeye Shiner
Notropis chrosomus
Rainbow Shiner
Notropis blennius
River Shiner
Notropis rubellus
Rosyface Shiner
Notropis rubricroceus
Saffron Shiner
Notropis stramineus
Sand Shiner
Notropis spp.
Sawfin Shiner
Notropis photogenis
Silver Shiner
Notropis shumardi
Silverband Shiner
Notropis stilbius
Silverstripe Shiner
Notropis maculatus
Taillight Shiner
Notropis telescopus
Telescope Shiner
Notropis leuciodus
Tennessee Shiner
Notropis texanus
Weed Shiner
Noturus miurus
Brindled Madtom
Noturus phaeus
Brown Madtom
Noturus crypticus
Chucky Madtom
Noturus elegans
Elegant Madtom
Noturus munitus
Frecklebelly Madtom
Noturus nocturnus
Freckled Madtom
Noturus hildebrandi
Least Madtom
Noturus eleutherus
Mountain Madtom
Noturus gladiator
Piebald Madtom
Noturus stanauli
Pygmy Madtom
Noturus fasciatus
Saddled Madtom
Noturus exilis
Slender Madtom
Noturus baileyi
Smoky Madtom
Noturus leptacanthus
Speckled Madtom
Noturus flavus
Stonecat
Noturus gyrinus
Tadpole Madtom
Noturus flavipinnis
Yellowfin Madtom
Opsopoedus emiliae
Pugnose Minnow
Percina antesella
Amber Darter
Percina nigrofasciata
Blackbanded Darter
Percina maculata
Blackside Darter
Percina burtoni
Blotchside Logperch
Percina kusha
Bridled Darter
Percina palmaris
Bronze Darter
Percina copelandi
Channel Darter
Percina jenkinsi
Conasauga Logperch
Percina sciera
Dusky Darter
Percina evides
Gilt Darter
Percina caprodes
Logperch
Percina macrocephala
Longhead Darter
Percina kathae
Mobile Logperch
Percina squamata
Olive Darter
Percina shumardi
River Darter
Percina vigil
Saddleback Darter
Percina williamsi
Sickle Darter
Percina phoxocephala
Slenderhead Darter
Percina tanasi
Snail Darter
Percina aurantiaca
Tangerine Darter
Percina apina
Tennessee Logperch
Phenacobius crassilabrum
Fatlips Minnow
Phenacobius catostomus
Riffle Minnow
Phenacobius uranops
Stargazing Minnow
Phenacobius mirabilis
Suckermouth Minnow
Pimephales notatus
Bluntnose Minnow
Pimephales vigilax
Bullhead Minnow
Pimephales promelas
Fathead Minnow
Polyodon spathula
Paddlefish
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Black Crappie
Pomoxis annularis
White Crappie
Pylodictis olivaris
Flathead Catfish
Rhinichthys atratulus
Eastern Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae
Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys obtusus
Western Blacknose Dace
Salvelinus fontinalis
Brook Trout
Sander canadensis
Sauger
Sander vitreus
Walleye
Scaphirhynchus albus
Pallid Sturgeon
Scaphirhynchus platyorynchus
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Semotilus atromaculatus
Creek Chub
Thoburnia atripinnis
Blackfin Sucker
Typhlichthys subterraneus
Southern Cavefish
Umbra limi
Central Mudminnow
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