Monday, May 4, 2009

Unknown Fish Identification

Rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris) - rows of dark spots on sides, large eye that turns blueish after preservation,black margined anal fin

Telescope shiner (Notropis telescopus) - Large eye, stitched line along side, lack of dark blotch under chin (see first above) that would distinguish it from a popeye shiner

Torrent Sucker (Thoburnia rothoeca) - distinct coloration difference between ventral and dorsal portions, two small pale circles on the end of the caudal peduncle

Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) - Horseshoe shaped mouth

Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdi) - Bands down the side that are not complete ventrally, lack of mottled pigmentation under chin

Greenside darter (Ethiostoma blenniodes) - "U" shaped blotches along the sides, blunt nose

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