Sunday, May 3, 2009

Unknown Fish Identification

Blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus)
-noticeable dark lateral bar extends to mouth
-small mouth/eye
-small barbels present at corners of mouth

Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis)

-yellow barbels
-rounded caudal fin

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)

-big mouth
-black spots on dorsal and anal fins
-more elongate than other Lepomis

Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdi)

-two dorsal fins slightly connected
-mottled pattern on sides
-noticeably clear underside (mouth clean)

Gilt darter (Percina evides)

-dark bands down sides
-slightly stubby nose
-dark eyebar in preserved specimen

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