Fish Species List

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Comprehensive Fish Species List

Species name, scientific name and color photos!

It’s one thing to say that you can tell the difference between a catfish and a carp or a sturgeon and a salmon but can you tell the subtle differences amongst the same species of fish?

Take a couple minutes and read through the ever expanding Fish Species List. You might even learn something!

For ease of use, the Fish Species List is organized into by respective fish family and provides both the common species name and scientific name. Every single fish species is accompanied by a color photograph.

Bass

Guadalupe Bass

Guadalupe Bass

(Micropterus treculii)

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

(Morone chrysops x Morone saxatilis)

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

(Micropterus salmoides)

Redeye Bass

Redeye Bass

(Micropterus coosae)

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

(Micropterus dolomieu)

Spotted Bass

Spotted Bass

(Micropterus punctulatus)

Striped Bass

Striped Bass

(Morone saxatilis)

Suwannee Bass

Suwannee Bass

(Micropterus notius)

White Bass

White Bass

(Morone chrysops)

Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass

(Cichla ocellaris)

Yellow Bass

Yellow Bass

(Morone mississippiensis)

 


Carp

Common Carp

Common Carp

(Cyprinus carpio)

Koi Carp

Koi Carp

(Cyprinus carpio)

Mirror Carp

Mirror Carp

(Cyprinus carpio)

Leather Carp

Leather Carp

(Cyprinus carpio)

Silver Carp

Silver Carp

(Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)

Grass Carp

Grass Carp

(Ctenopharyngodon idella)

Bighead Carp

Bighead Carp

(Hypophthalmichthys nobilis)

Crucian Carp

Crucian Carp

(Carassius carassius)


Catfish

Black Bullhead

Black Bullhead

(Ameiurus melas)

Black Brown

Brown Bullhead

(Ameiurus nebulosus)

Yellow Bullhead

Yellow Bullhead

(Ameiurus natalis)

Blue Catfish

Blue Catfish

(Ictalurus furcatus)

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

(Ictalurus punctatus)

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

(Pylodictis olivaris)

Walking Catfish

Walking Catfish

(Clarias batrachus)

White Catfish

White Catfish

(Ictalurus catus)


Gar

Alligator Gar

Alligator Gar

(Atractosteus spatula)

Bowfin

Bowfin

(Amia calva)

Cuban Gar

Cuban Gar

(Atractosteus tristoechus)

Florida Gar

Florida Gar

(Lepisosteus platyrhincus)

Longnose Gar

Longnose Gar

(Lepisosteus osseus)

Shortnose Gar

Shortnose Gar

(Lepisosteus platostomus)

Spotted Gar

Spotted Gar

(Lepisosteus oculatus)

Tropical Gar

Tropical Gar

(Atractosteus tropicus)


Pike & Pickerel

Amur Pike

Amur Pike

(Esox reichertii)

Aquitanian Pike

Aquitanian Pike

(Esox aquitanicus)

Northern Pike

Northern Pike

(Esox lucius)

Southern Pike

Southern Pike

(Esox cisalpinus)

American Pickerel

American Pickerel

(Esox americanus)

Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel

(Esox niger)

Grass Pickerel

Grass Pickerel

(Esox americanus vermiculatus)

Redfin Pickerel

Redfin Pickerel

(Esox americanus americanus)

Muskellunge

Muskellunge

(Esox masquinongy)

 

Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon

(Salmo salar)

Chinook Salmon

Chinook Salmon

(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Chum Salmon

Chun Salmon

(Oncorhynchus keta)

Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon

(Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Pink Salmon

Pink Salmon

(Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon

(Oncorhynchus nerka)

Masu Salmon

Masu Salmon

(Oncorhynchus masou)

 

Sturgeon

Alabama Sturgeon

Alabama Sturgeon

(Scaphirhynchus suttkusi)

Atlantic Sturgeon

Atlantic Sturgeon

(Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus)

Green Sturgeon

Green Sturgeon

(Acipenser medirostris)

Gulf Sturgeon

Gulf Sturgeon

(Acipenser medirostris)

Lake Sturgeon

Lake Sturgeon

(Acipenser fulvescens)

Pallid Sturgeon

Pallid Sturgeon

(Scaphirhynchus albus)

Shortnose Sturgeon

Shortnose Sturgeon

(Acipenser brevirostrum)

Shovelnose Sturgeon

Shovelnose Sturgeon

(Scaphirhynchus platorynchus)

White Sturgeon

White Sturgeon

(Acipenser transmontanus)

 

Sunfish

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

(Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

White Crappie

White Crappie

(Pomoxis annularis)

Sacramento Perch

Sacramento Perch

(Archoplites interruptus)

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

(Perca flavescens)

Bluegill Sunfish

Bluegill Sunfish

(NAME)

Green Sunfish

Green Sunfish

(Lepomis cyanellus)

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

(Lepomis gibbosus)

Redear Sunfish

Redear Sunfish

(Lepomis microlophus)

Warmouth Sunfish

Warmouth Sunfish

(Lepomis gulosus)

 

Tilapia

Blue Tilapia

Blue Tilapia

(Oreochromis aureus)

Nile Tilapia

Nile Tilapia

(Oreochromis niloticus)

Mozambique Tilapia

Mozambique Tilapia

(Oreochromis mossambicus)

Spotted Tilapia

Spotted Tilapia

(Tiliapia mariae)


Trout

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

(Salvelinus fontinalis)

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

(Salmo trutta)

Bull Trout

Bull Trout

(Salvelinus confluentus)

California Golden Trout

California Golden Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita)

Coastal Cutthroat Trout

Coastal Cutthroat Trout

(Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii)

Coastal Rainbow Trout

Coastal Rainbow Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus)

Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout

Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum)

Name Trout

Goose Lake Redband Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii)

Kern River Rainbow Trout

Kern River Rainbow Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss gilberti)

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

(Oncorhynchus clarkii henshawi)

Little Kern Golden Trout

Little Kern Golden Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei)

McCloud River Redband Trout

McCloud River Redband Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei)

Paiute Cutthroat Trout

Paiute Cutthroat Trout

(Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris)

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

(Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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