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Order: Petromyzontiformes
Family: Petromyzontidae
Ichthyomyzon bdellium Ohio lamprey
Ichthyomyzon castaneus chestnut lamprey
Ichthyomyzon gagei southern brook lamprey
Ichthyomyzon greeleyi mountain brook lamprey
Lampetra aepyptera least brook lamprey
Lampetra appendix American brook lamprey
Petromyzon marinus sea lamprey
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sabina Atlantic stingray
Order: Acipenseriformes
Family: Acipenseridae
Acipenser brevirostrum shortnose sturgeon
Acipenser fulvescens lake sturgeon
Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi Gulf sturgeon
Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Atlantic sturgeon
Family: Polyodontidae
Polyodon spathula paddlefish
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus oculatus spotted gar
Lepisosteus osseus longnose gar
Lepisosteus platyrhincus Florida gar
Order: Amiiformes
Family: Amiidae
Amia calva bowfin
Order: Hiodontiformes
Family: Hiodontidae
Hiodon tergisus mooneye
Order: Elopiformes
Family: Elopidae
Elops saurus ladyfish
Family: Megalopidae
Megalops atlanticus tarpon
Order: Anguilliformes
Family: Anguillidae
Anguilla rostrata American eel
Family: Ophichthidae
Myrophis punctatus speckled worm eel
Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Engraulidae
Anchoa mitchilli bay anchovy
Family: Clupeidae
Alosa aestivalis blueback herring
Alosa alabamae Alabama shad
Alosa chrysochloris skipjack herring
Alosa mediocris hickory shad
Alosa pseudoharengus alewife
Alosa sapidissima American shad
Brevoortia smithi yellowfin menhaden
Brevoortia tyrannus Atlantic menhaden
Dorosoma cepedianum gizzard shad
Dorosoma petenense threadfin shad
Opisthonema oglinum Atlantic thread herring
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Campostoma anomalum central stoneroller
Campostoma oligolepis largescale stoneroller
Campostoma pauciradii bluefin stoneroller
Carassius auratus goldfish
Clinostomus funduloides rosyside dace
Ctenopharyngodon idella grass carp
Cyprinella caerulea blue shiner
Cyprinella callisema Ocmulgee shiner
Cyprinella callistia Alabama shiner
Cyprinella callitaenia bluestripe shiner
Cyprinella galactura whitetail shiner
Cyprinella gibbsi Tallapoosa shiner
Cyprinella leedsi bannerfin shiner
Cyprinella lutrensis red shiner
Cyprinella nivea whitefin shiner
Cyprinella pyrrhomelas fireyblack shiner
Cyprinella spiloptera spotfin shiner
Cyprinella trichroistia tricolor shiner
Cyprinella venusta blacktail shiner
Cyprinella whipplei steelcolor shiner
Cyprinella xaenura Altamaha shiner
Cyprinus carpio common carp
Erimonax monachus spotfin chub
Erimystax insignis blotched chub
Hemitremia flammea flame chub
Hybognathus regius eastern silvery minnow
Hybopsis amblops bigeye chub
Hybopsis lineapunctata lined chub
Hybopsis rubrifrons rosyface chub
Hybopsis sp. cf. H. winchelli Etowah chub
Hybopsis winchelli coastal chub
Luxilus chrysocephalus striped shiner
Luxilus coccogenis warpaint shiner
Luxilus zonistius bandfin shiner
Lythrurus atrapiculus blacktip shiner
Lythrurus bellus pretty shiner
Lythrurus fasciolaris scarlet shiner
Lythrurus lirus mountain shiner
Macrhybopsis sp. cf M. aestivalis "Coosa" chub (fall line chub complex)
Macrhybopsis storeriana silver chub
Nocomis leptocephalus bluehead chub
Nocomis micropogon river chub
Notemigonus crysoleucas golden shiner
Notropis altipinnis highfin shiner
Notropis amplamala longjaw minnow
Notropis ariommus popeye shiner
Notropis asperifrons burrhead shiner
Notropis atherinoides emerald shiner
Notropis baileyi rough shiner
Notropis chalybaeus ironcolor shiner
Notropis chrosomus rainbow shiner
Notropis cummingsae dusky shiner
Notropis harperi redeye chub
Notropis hudsonius spottail shiner
Notropis hypsilepis highscale shiner
Notropis leuciodus Tennessee shiner
Notropis longirostris longnose shiner
Notropis sp. cf N. longirostris longnose shiner species
Notropis lutipinnis yellowfin shiner
Notropis maculatus taillight shiner
Notropis petersoni coastal shiner
Notropis photogenis silver shiner
Notropis scepticus sandbar shiner
Notropis spectrunculus mirror shiner
Notropis stilbius silverstripe shiner
Notropis telescopus telescope shiner
Notropis texanus weed shiner
Notropis volucellus mimic shiner
Notropis xaenocephalus Coosa shiner
Opsopoeodus emiliae pugnose minnow
Phenacobius catostomus riffle minnow
Phenacobius crassilabrum fatlips minnow
Phenacobius uranops stargazing minnow
Phoxinus tennesseensis Tennessee dace
Pimephales notatus bluntnose minnow
Pimephales promelas fathead minnow
Pimephales vigilax bullhead minnow
Pteronotropis euryzonus broadstripe shiner
Pteronotropis grandipinnis Apalachee shiner
Pteronotropis sp. cf. P. hypselopterus "metallicus" sailfin shiner species
Pteronotropis stonei lowland shiner
Pteronotropis welaka bluenose shiner
Rhinichthys cataractae longnose dace
Rhinichthys obtusus western blacknose dace
Semotilus atromaculatus creek chub
Semotilus thoreauianus Dixie chub
Tanichthys albonubes white cloud mountain minnow
Family: Catostomidae
Carpiodes carpio river carpsucker
Carpiodes sp. cf. C. cyprinus quillbacks
Carpiodes sp. cf. C. velifer highfin carpsucker species
Catostomus commersoni white sucker
Erimyzon oblongus creek chubsucker
Erimyzon sucetta lake chubsucker
Hypentelium etowanum Alabama hog sucker
Hypentelium nigricans northern hog sucker
Ictiobus bubalus smallmouth buffalo
Ictiobus niger black buffalo
Minytrema melanops spotted sucker
Moxostoma anisurum silver redhorse
Moxostoma carinatum river redhorse
Moxostoma collapsum notchlip redhorse
Moxostoma duquesnei black redhorse
Moxostoma erythrurum golden redhorse
Moxostoma lacerum harelip sucker
Moxostoma lachneri greater jumprock
Moxostoma poecilurum blacktail redhorse
Moxostoma robustum robust redhorse
Moxostoma rupiscartes striped jumprock
Moxostoma sp. cf. M. lachneri brassy jumprock
Moxostoma sp. sicklefin redhorse
Moxostoma sp. Apalachicola redhorse
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Colosossoma spp. pacu species
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Ameiurus brunneus snail bullhead
Ameiurus catus white catfish
Ameiurus melas black bullhead
Ameiurus natalis yellow bullhead
Ameiurus nebulosus brown bullhead
Ameiurus platycephalus flat bullhead
Ameiurus serracanthus spotted bullhead
Ictalurus furcatus blue catfish
Ictalurus punctatus channel catfish
Noturus eleutherus mountain madtom
Noturus flavipinnis yellowfin madtom
Noturus funebris black madtom
Noturus gyrinus tadpole madtom
Noturus insignis margined madtom
Noturus leptacanthus speckled madtom
Noturus nocturnus freckled madtom
Noturus sp. cf. N. munitus Coosa madtom
Pylodictis olivaris flathead catfish
Family: Ariidae
Ariopsis felis hardhead catfish
Bagre marinus gafftopsail catfish
Order: Esociformes
Family: Esocidae
Esox americanus redfin pickerel
Esox lucius northern pike
Esox masquinongy muskellunge
Esox niger chain pickerel
Family: Umbridae
Umbra pygmaea eastern mudminnow
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Oncorhynchus mykiss rainbow trout
Salmo trutta brown trout
Salvelinus fontinalis brook trout
Order: Percopsiformes
Family: Aphredoderidae
Aphredoderus sayanus pirate perch
Family: Amblyopsidae
Chologaster cornuta swampfish
Typhlichthys subterraneus southern cavefish
Order: Mugiliformes
Family: Mugilidae
Agonostomus monticola mountain mullet
Mugil cephalus striped mullet
Mugil curema white mullet
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinopsidae
Labidesthes sicculus brook silverside
Membras martinica rough silverside
Menidia beryllina inland silverside
Menidia menidia Atlantic silverside
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae
Strongylura marina Atlantic needlefish
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Fundulidae
Fundulus bifax stippled studfish
Fundulus catenatus northern studfish
Fundulus chrysotus golden topminnow
Fundulus cingulatus banded topminnow
Fundulus diaphanus banded killifish
Fundulus escambiae russetfin topminnow
Fundulus heteroclitus mummichog
Fundulus lineolatus lined topminnow
Fundulus luciae spotfin killifish
Fundulus majalis striped killifish
Fundulus olivaceus blackspotted topminnow
Fundulus confluentus marsh killifish
Fundulus rubrifrons redface topminnow
Fundulus stellifer southern studfish
Leptolucania ommata pygmy killifish
Lucania goodei bluefin killifish
Lucania parva rainwater killifish
Family: Poeciliidae
Gambusia affinis and Gambusia holbrooki western and eastern mosquitofish
Heterandria formosa least killifish
Poecilia latipinna sailfin molly
Family: Cyprinodontidae
Cyprinodon variegatus sheepshead minnow
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Microphis brachyurus opossum pipefish
Syngnathus fuscus northern pipefish
Syngnathus louisianae chain pipefish
Syngnathus scovelli Gulf pipefish
Order: Synbranchiformes
Family: Synbranchidae
Monopterus sp. cf. M. albus swamp eel
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Cottus carolinae banded sculpin
Cottus carolinae zopherus Coosa banded sculpin
Cottus chattahoochee Chattahoochee sculpin
Cottus sp. cf. C. bairdi Ridge and Valley sculpin
Cottus sp. cf. C. bairdi Savannah sculpin
Cottus sp. cf. C. bairdi smoky sculpin
Cottus sp. cf. C. carolinae banded sculpin species
Cottus tallapoosae Tallapoosa sculpin
Order: Perciformes
Family: Centropomidae
Centropomus undecimalis common snook
Family: Moronidae
Morone americana white perch
Morone chrysops white bass
Morone chrysops X M. saxatilis white bass X striped bass hybrid
Morone mississippiensis yellow bass
Morone saxatilis striped bass
Family: Centrarchidae
Acantharchus pomotis mud sunfish
Ambloplites ariommus shadow bass
Ambloplites rupestris rock bass
Centrarchus macropterus flier
Enneacanthus chaetodon blackbanded sunfish
Enneacanthus gloriosus bluespotted sunfish
Enneacanthus obesus banded sunfish
Lepomis auritus redbreast sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus green sunfish
Lepomis gibbosus pumpkinseed
Lepomis gulosus warmouth
Lepomis humilis orangespotted sunfish
Lepomis macrochirus bluegill
Lepomis marginatus dollar sunfish
Lepomis megalotis longear sunfish
Lepomis microlophus redear sunfish
Lepomis miniatus X L. punctatus integrade spotted sunfish integrade
Lepomis punctatus spotted sunfish
Micropterus cataractae shoal bass
Micropterus coosae redeye bass
Micropterus dolomieu smallmouth bass
Micropterus henshalli Alabama bass
Micropterus notius Suwannee bass
Micropterus punctulatus spotted bass
Micropterus salmoides largemouth bass
Micropterus sp. cf. M. coosae Bartram's bass
Micropterus sp. cf. M. coosae redeye bass (Chattahoochee)
Micropterus sp. cf. M. coosae redeye bass (Altamaha / Ogeechee)
Pomoxis annularis white crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus black crappie
Family: Percidae
Etheostoma blennioides greenside darter
Etheostoma caeruleum rainbow darter
Etheostoma chlorobranchium greenfin darter
Etheostoma chuckwachatte lipstick darter
Etheostoma cinereum ashy darter
Etheostoma coosae Coosa darter
Etheostoma ditrema coldwater darter
Etheostoma duryi black darter
Etheostoma edwini brown darter
Etheostoma etowahae Etowah darter
Etheostoma fricksium Savannah darter
Etheostoma fusiforme swamp darter
Etheostoma gutselli Tuckasegee darter
Etheostoma hopkinsi Christmas darter
Etheostoma inscriptum turquoise darter
Etheostoma jessiae blueside darter
Etheostoma jordani greenbreast darter
Etheostoma olmstedi tessellated darter
Etheostoma parvipinne goldstripe darter
Etheostoma rufilineatum redline darter
Etheostoma rupestre rock darter
Etheostoma scotti Cherokee darter
Etheostoma serrifer sawcheek darter
Etheostoma tennesseense Tennessee darter
Etheostoma sp. cf. E. brevirostrum holiday darter complex
Etheostoma sp. cf. E. rufilineatum redline darter species
Etheostoma stigmaeum speckled darter
Etheostoma swaini gulf darter
Etheostoma tallapoosae Tallapoosa darter
Etheostoma trisella trispot darter
Etheostoma vulneratum wounded darter
Etheostoma zonale banded darter
Etheostoma zonifer backwater darter
Perca flavescens yellow perch
Percina antesella amber darter
Percina aurantiaca tangerine darter
Percina aurolineata goldline darter
Percina caprodes logperch
Percina crypta Halloween darter
Percina evides gilt darter
Percina jenkinsi Conasauga logperch
Percina kathae Mobile logperch
Percina kusha bridled darter
Percina lenticula freckled darter
Percina nigrofasciata blackbanded darter
Percina palmaris bronze darter
Percina sciera dusky darter
Percina shumardi river darter
Percina smithvanizi Muscadine darter
Percina squamata olive darter
Percina tanasi snail darter
Sander canadensis sauger
Sander vitreus walleye
Family: Carangidae
Caranx hippos crevalle jack
Family: Gerreidae
Eucinostomus argenteus spotfin mojarra
Eucinostomus gula silver jenny
Eugerres plumieri striped mojarra
Family: Sparidae
Archosargus probatocephalus sheepshead
Lagodon rhomboides pinfish
Family: Sciaenidae
Aplodinotus grunniens freshwater drum
Bairdiella chrysoura silver perch
Cynoscion nebulosus spotted seatrout
Cynoscion nothus silver seatrout
Cynoscion regalis weakfish
Leiostomus xanthurus spot
Micropogonias undulatus Atlantic croaker
Sciaenops ocellatus red drum
Family: Elassomatidae
Elassoma evergladei Everglades pygmy sunfish
Elassoma gilberti Gulf coast pygmy sunfish
Elassoma okatie bluebarred pygmy sunfish
Elassoma okefenokee Okefenokee pygmy sunfish
Elassoma zonatum banded pygmy sunfish
Family: Cichlidae
Astronotus ocellatus oscar
Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia spp. tilapia species
Family: Eleotridae
Dormitator maculatus fat sleeper
Family: Gobiidae
Ctenogobius boleosoma darter goby
Ctenogobius shufeldti freshwater goby
Gobiosoma bosc naked goby
Family: Ephippidae
Chaetodipterus faber Atlantic spadefish
Order: Pleuronectiformes
Family: Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys spilopterus bay whiff
Paralichthys dentatus summer flounder
Paralichthys lethostigma southern flounder
Family: Achiridae
Trinectes maculatus hogchoker