Lake Mendota: Fish Species Richness by Year

Species List

Common NameScientific Name
Bigmouth BuffaloIctiobus cyprinellus
Black BullheadAmeiurus melas
Black CrappiePomoxis nigromaculatus
Blacknose ShinerNotropis heterolepis
BluegillLepomis macrochirus
Bluntnose MinnowPimephales notatus
BowfinAmia calva
Brook SilversideLabidesthes sicculus
Brown BullheadAmeiurus nebulosus
Central MudminnowUmbra limi
Channel CatfishIctalurus punctatus
Cisco/Lake HerringCoregonus artedi
Common CarpCyprinus carpio
Crappie
Emerald ShinerNotropis atherinoides
Emerald Shiner X Spottail Shiner hybridNotropis atherinoides X N. hudsonius
Fathead MinnowPimephales promelas
Freshwater DrumAplodinotus grunniens
Golden ShinerNotemigonus crysoleucas
Green SunfishLepomis cyanellus
Green Sunfish x Bluegill hybridLepomis cyanellus X L. macrochirus
Green sunfish x Pumpkinseed hybridLepomis cyanellus X L. gibbosus
Iowa DarterEtheostoma exile
Johnny DarterEtheostoma nigrum
Largemouth BassMicropterus salmoides
LogperchPercina caprodes
Longnose GarLepisosteus osseus
Mimic ShinerNotropis volucellus
Mottled SculpinCottus bairdii
Northern Hog SuckerHypentelium nigricans
Northern PikeEsox lucius
Northern Pike X Muskellunge hybridEsox lucius X E. masquinongy
PumpkinseedLepomis gibbosus
Pumpkinseed x Bluegill hybridLepomis gibbosus X L. macrochirus
QuillbackCarpiodes cyprinus
Rock BassAmbloplites rupestris
Shorthead RedhorseMoxostoma macrolepidotum
Silver RedhorseMoxostoma anisurum
Smallmouth BassMicropterus dolomieu
Smallmouth BuffaloIctiobus bubalus
Spotfin ShinerCyprinella spiloptera
Spottail ShinerNotropis hudsonius
WalleyeSander vitreus
White BassMorone chrysops
White CrappiePomoxis annularis
White SuckerCatostomus commersonii
Yellow BassMorone mississippiensis
Yellow BullheadAmeiurus natalis
Yellow PerchPerca flavescens