Fishes of the Broad River Watershed

Robust redhorse, Moxostoma robustum image by B.J. Freeman


This list was compiled from collections and observations within the Broad River watershed.  Records may also include historical occurrences and may not reflect current distributions.  To find out more about these species and to see photos, please see the Fishes of Georgia website.


Order Family Scientific Name Common Name
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata American Eel
Lepisosteiformes Lepisosteidae Lepisosteus osseus Longnose Gar
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa aestivalis Blueback Herring
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard Shad
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin Shad
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Campostoma anomalum Central Stoneroller
Campostoma pauciradii bluefin stoneroller
Cyprinella nivea Whitefin Shiner
Cyprinus carpio Common Carp
Hybognathus regius Eastern Silvery Minnow
Hybopsis rubrifrons Rosyface Chub
Nocomis leptocephalus Bluehead Chub
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner
Notropis cummingsae Dusky Shiner
Notropis hudsonius Spottail Shiner
Notropis lutipinnis Yellowfin Shiner
Notropis petersoni Coastal Shiner
Notropis scepticus Sandbar Shiner
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek Chub
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Carpiodes sp. cf. C. cyprinus Quillback species
Carpiodes sp. cf. C. velifer Highfin Carpsucker species
Erimyzon oblongus Creek Chubsucker
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog Sucker
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker
Moxostoma collapsum Notchlip Redhorse
Moxostoma robustum Robust Redhorse
Moxostoma rupiscartes Striped jJumprock
Moxostoma sp. Brassy Jumprock
Siluriformes 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
Ictalurus furcatus Blue Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
Noturus insignis Margined Madtom
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled Madtom
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish
Esociformes Esocidae Esox americanus Redfin Pickerel
Esox niger Chain Pickerel
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow Trout
Salmo trutta Brown Trout
Cyprinodontiformes Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Western Mosquitofish
Gambusia holbrooki Eastern Mosquitofish
Perciformes Moronidae Morone chrysops X M. saxatilis White Bass X Striped Bass hybrid
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis auritus Redbreast Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
Lepomis marginatus Dollar Sunfish
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus Redear Sunfish
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted Bass
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
Micropterus sp.  [Bartram's bass] Bartram's Bass
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
Perciformes Percidae Perca flavescens Yellow Perch
Etheostoma hopkinsi Christmas Darter
Etheostoma inscriptum Turquoise Darter
Etheostoma olmstedi Tessellated Darter
Percina nigrofasciata Blackbanded Darter


List was compiled February 2013.


Sources of information:


Georgia Muesum of Natural History collection databases.