fish species found in the White Clay watershed

Latin Name Common Name Origin Residency
Anguilla rostrata American eel native migrant
Carassius auratus Goldfish introduced resident
Catostomus commersoni White Sucker native resident
Clinostomus funduloides Rosyside dace native resident
Cyprinus carpio Common Carp introduced resident
Etheostoma olmstedi Tessellated darter native resident
Exoglossum maxillingua Cutlips Minnow native resident
Fundulus diaphanus Banded Killfish native migrant
Ictalurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead native resident
Lepomis auritus Redbreast Sunfish native resident
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed native resident
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Bass naturalized resident
Micropterus salmoides Large Mouth Bass naturalized resident
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner native resident
Notropis analostanus Satinfin Shiner native resident
Notropis cornutus Common Shiner native resident
Notropis hudsonius Spottail Shiner native resident
Notropis procne Swallowtail Shiner native resident
Notropis spilopterus Spotfin Shiner native resident
Noturus insignis Margined Madtom native resident
Pimephales promelas Fathead Minnow introduced resident
Rhinichthys atratulus Blacknose Dace native resident
Rhinichthys cataractae Longnose Dace native resident
Salmo gairdneri Rainbow Trout introduced migrant
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek Chub native resident
Semotilus corporalis Fallfish native resident
* Resident species is one that spends it's entire lifecycle within the drainage; the drainage meets all of the habitat requirements for the species.
Source: The White Clay Creek Project: A Prototype Strategy for Protecting Small Stream Valleys; Water Resources Center, University of Delaware; Spring 1982.