Monday, May 4, 2009

Unknown Fish ID

American Eel, Anguilla rostrata
- elongated, round
- dorsal and anal fins long and connected to tail fin
- lacks a pelvic fin

Logperch, Percina caprodes
- Elongate body
- Long, cone-shaped snout
- Snout tip bulbous or blunt
- Two dorsal fins
- Dark vertical bars on side, like tiger stripes

Golden Shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucas

- Deep, compressed body
- Forked tail fin
- Upturned mouth; pointed or somewhat rounded snout
- Silver or brassy sheen on body

Flier, Centrarchus macropterus
- Very compressed body
- Supraterminal mouth
- Large dorsal and anal fin
- Long, pointed pectoral fin
- Slightly notched tail fin
- Many spines on anal fin
- Large eye with a vertical black bar through it
- Black spot below the eye

Mottled Sculpin, Cottus bairdi
Large broad head, large terminal mouth
Eye high on head
Short snout
Anteriorly rounded body, compressed posteriorly
First dorsal fin has a short base, second has a long base
Large, fan-like pectoral fin
Unmottled chin
Dorsal fins slightly connected

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