Monday, May 4, 2009

Jar Fish IDs

Tyler Young

Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas)
-upturned mouth
-compressed body with high back
-forked caudal fin

Gilt Darter (Percina evides)
-vertical bar over eye
-blotches with faint bars on side
-large pectoral fins

Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)
-upturned nose and mouth
-length of dorsal fin base is equal to length from
of first dorsal spin to eye
-speckled body

Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdi)
-lightly colored speckled shin
-large head with eyes high on head
-rounded tail fin

White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni)
-larger scales anterior to posterior
-bumpy lips
-round body

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