Monday, May 4, 2009

Unkown Fish I.D.

These are the five fish that were in my jar.

White sucker
Catostomus commersoni
downward turned mouth with bumps on lips
scales get smaller as you go anterior

Redline darter
Etheostoma rufilineatum
checkered pattern on sides
white tip at base of caudal fin

Mottled sculpin
Cottus bairdi
unmottled chin
dorsal fins slightly connected

Centrarchus machropterus
black band through eye
Compressed body(more than most other sunfishes)
large fins
black operculum spot

Blacknose dace
Rhinichthys atratulus
black line goes all the way around snout
long snout that overhangs mouth

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