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Blue Sucker (Cycleptus elongatus)

Observer

csurp

Date

April 3, 2013

Description

While fishing, I observed a spawning aggregation of blue sucker immediately below Barkley Dam near Grand Rivers, KY. They were visibly spawning near the shoreline over large rip-rap. The rocks were covered with their eggs.

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Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides)

Observer

jasonrl

Date

July 10, 2021 10:48 AM CDT

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Coosa Chub (Macrhybopsis etnieri)

Observer

thelamb

Date

August 2021

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Fantail Darter (Etheostoma flabellare)

Observer

hydrophilus

Date

June 10, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

Description

This rock was flipped as part of a stream invertebrate survey. A very flustered male fantail darter was under it, presumably the father guarding his eggs. He returned to his lookout position shortly after we returned the rock.

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Eastern Slim Minnow (Pimephales tenellus ssp. parviceps)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

June 30, 2015 01:41 PM CDT

Description

Specimens were wild caught, photos were after specimens were vouchered for research purposes. Caught in 2015 while community sampling mid-sized rivers of Missouri.

3rd photo is close up comparison with Bluntnose Minnow on the left.
4th photo is close up comparison with Bluntnose Minnow on the right.

Inner lining of body cavity silver, upper lip considerably thickened at midline.

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Citico Darter (Etheostoma sitikuense)

Observer

thelamb

Date

May 2021

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Smoky Madtom (Noturus baileyi)

Observer

thelamb

Date

May 2021

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Bluegrass Darter (Etheostoma jimmycarter)

Observer

maurer416

Date

May 2021

Description

Two spawning males

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Teardrop Darter (Etheostoma barbouri)

Observer

maurer416

Date

May 2021

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Dusky Darter (Percina sciera)

Observer

beautifulbait

Date

April 22, 2021 03:54 PM EDT

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Fantail Darter (Etheostoma flabellare)

Observer

beautifulbait

Date

April 22, 2021 03:54 PM EDT

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Variegate Darter (Etheostoma variatum)

Observer

beautifulbait

Date

April 22, 2021 03:54 PM EDT

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Highland Rim Darter (Etheostoma kantuckeense)

Observer

braydenpaulk

Date

April 3, 2021 01:01 PM CDT

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Tippecanoe Darter (Etheostoma tippecanoe)

Observer

beautifulbait

Date

April 2021

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum)

Observer

beautifulbait

Date

April 17, 2021 06:56 PM EDT

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Green Sunfish × Warmouth (Lepomis cyanellus × gulosus)

Observer

koaw

Date

August 9, 2020 01:13 PM EDT

Description

Thought I lost these photos from last year! Glad I found ‘em. This is a hybrid lepomid. I’m as certain as certain can be without a DNA test that this is an F1 wargreen (L. cyanellus x L. gulosus). It’s likeness is also very similar to this hybrid type published in Childer’s Hybridization of Four Species of Sunfishes - 1967. Caught from the rocks along the shore.

The mouth size remains very large, the pectoral fin does not even extend to the posterior edge of the eye, and the gill rakers remain long and thin as is seen on both parent species. The first two traits would usually be smaller (more intermediate) if hybridization with another lepomid had occurred.

The dorsal spines remain short, which is typical of both parent species but more so on green sunfish. The dark mottling in the median fins is very warmouth-like and the orange-white margins on the median fins is very green-like.

The dark radiating lines from the eye that are typical on a warmouth are a bit confused and mashed together. No well-developed tooth patch was on the tongue like is seen on warmouth, but that has been documented as common when warmouth hybridize with other lepomids.

11.9 cm TL. 3 anal spines, 9 anal rays, 10 dorsal spines, 9 dorsal rays, & 13 pectoral rays (L). The low anal ray and dorsal ray counts match well for green and warmouth.

Released after photos.

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Tippecanoe Darter (Etheostoma tippecanoe)

Observer

maurer416

Description

First tippecanoe ever recorded from this river, led to their discovery all the way into Danville, the first records for the state of Illinois!

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Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus)

Observer

scottgibson

Date

February 4, 2021

Description

so awesome to watch it ~6ft below my hole as it sniffed my bait!

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Gulf Darter (Etheostoma swaini)

Observer

henry_cm

Date

January 16, 2021 01:51 PM EST

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Northern Pike (Esox lucius)

Observer

wisconsinfam

Date

August 3, 2020 01:00 PM EDT

Description

A silver pike is a phase of a northern pike. It is not albino it has a rare scale coloring.

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Tennessee Shiner (Notropis leuciodus)

Observer

prestonthomas

Date

May 31, 2020 09:20 AM EDT

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What

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

January 11, 2021 05:51 PM CST

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What

Strawberry Darter (Etheostoma fragi)

Observer

johnsfolly2

Date

October 13, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

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Johnny Darter (Etheostoma nigrum)

Observer

oridgen10

Date

May 2019

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Redline Darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum)

Observer

eddieg

Date

June 12, 2018 11:14 AM CDT

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Alabama Darter (Etheostoma ramseyi)

Observer

petervanzandt

Date

April 9, 2020 10:37 AM CDT

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What

Permit (Trachinotus falcatus)

Observer

csurp

Date

December 13, 2020 11:04 AM CST

Description

21-inch fork length
caught surf fishing

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Ghost Shiner (Notropis buchanani)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

March 30, 2016 03:02 PM CDT

Description

I caught this a few years back. This Ghost Shiner was vouchered and verified by Missouri's state ichthyologist.
In this particular system Ghost Shiner are extremely rare and had not been documented for about 30 years.

Also included side by side photos with Mimic Shiner. Notice how much more fain the pigmentation is on the Ghost Shiner

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Grotto Sculpin (Cottus specus)

Date

January 2013

Description

Grotto sculpin, Cottus specus

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Bigeye Shiner (Notropis boops)

Observer

jforbes3

Date

November 2020

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What

Buffalo Darter (Etheostoma bison)

Observer

johnsfolly2

Date

April 2018

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What

Orangespotted Sunfish (Lepomis humilis)

Observer

mackelroy

Date

July 9, 2019 04:06 PM UTC

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What

Dollar Sunfish (Lepomis marginatus)

Observer

quiggifur

Date

June 2019

Place

Private

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What

Bleeding Shiner (Luxilus zonatus)

Observer

domthefishman

Date

June 11, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

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Carolina Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma boehlkei)

Date

October 2020

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What

Sand Shiner (Notropis stramineus)

Observer

m_ignoffo

Date

May 17, 2017 06:17 PM CDT

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What

Salmons, Trouts, and Whitefishes (Family Salmonidae)

Observer

jimlaro

Date

October 27, 2015 09:45 AM CDT

Description

This salmon successfully jumped and swam over the small dam spillway that discharges from the Northwestern University lagoon into Lake Michigan. This is the second time I have witnessed this happening this month.

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Elegant Madtom (Noturus elegans)

Observer

maurer416

Date

October 2020

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Kentucky Snubnose Darter (Etheostoma rafinesquei)

Observer

maurer416

Date

October 2020

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Teardrop Darter (Etheostoma barbouri)

Observer

maurer416

Date

October 2020

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What

Tippecanoe Darter (Etheostoma tippecanoe)

Observer

kristendiesburg

Place

Ohio, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Bluespar Darter (Etheostoma meadiae)

Observer

sujan040

Date

May 26, 2016 12:29 AM HST

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Goldstripe Darter (Etheostoma parvipinne)

Observer

ktramel

Date

February 2, 2020 02:56 PM CST

Description

Under heavy leaf debris in creek approximately 1” deep and 1.5’ wide with red-orange clay bottom

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Torrent Sucker (Thoburnia rhothoeca)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Description

Rapidan River

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Hoosier Cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri)

Observer

maurer416

Date

July 2020

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What

Caney Fork Darter (Etheostoma starnesi)

Observer

simmonsj1

Date

September 17, 2018 12:02 PM CDT

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What

Wounded Darter (Etheostoma vulneratum)

Observer

syrherp

Date

July 5, 2019 12:13 PM CDT

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What

Redfin Shiner (Lythrurus umbratilis)

Observer

pmk00001

Date

June 2015

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What

Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)

Observer

fishecke

Date

June 6, 2020 09:04 PM CDT

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What

Largescale Stoneroller (Campostoma oligolepis)

Observer

flabellare223

Date

March 20, 2017 01:58 PM CDT

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What

Wounded Darter (Etheostoma vulneratum)

Observer

thelamb

Date

August 27, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

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What

Whitetail Shiner (Cyprinella galactura)

Observer

braydenpaulk

Date

June 12, 2020 06:59 PM CDT

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What

Tennessee Shiner (Notropis leuciodus)

Date

July 4, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

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What

Kentucky Arrow Darter (Etheostoma spilotum)

Observer

beargrass

Date

October 2019

Description

Ky arrow darter

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Stippled Darter (Etheostoma punctulatum)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

May 23, 2020 04:08 PM CDT

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What

Stippled Darter (Etheostoma punctulatum)

Observer

kyran2

Date

May 7, 2018 12:50 PM CDT

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Cherry Darter (Etheostoma etnieri)

Observer

simmonsj1

Date

October 6, 2018 09:51 AM CDT

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What

Cherry Darter (Etheostoma etnieri)

Observer

simmonsj1

Date

October 6, 2018

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What

Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)

Observer

quiggifur

Date

June 2020

Place

Private

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What

Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus)

Observer

quiggifur

Date

June 2020

Place

Private

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What

Southern Cavefish (Typhlichthys subterraneus)

Observer

cavemander17

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What

Eastern Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)

Observer

cadecampbell

Date

July 18, 2020 01:10 PM EDT

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What

Bluntface Shiner (Cyprinella camura)

Observer

quiggifur

Date

June 2020

Place

Private

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What

Emerald Darter (Etheostoma baileyi)

Observer

brianw

Date

October 4, 2014

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What

Warioto Darter (Etheostoma gore)

Date

March 16, 2020 11:18 AM CDT

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What

Warioto Darter (Etheostoma gore)

Observer

flabellare223

Date

March 16, 2020 11:53 AM CDT

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Sickle Darter (Percina williamsi)

Observer

riveradelle

Date

November 2019

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What

Sickle Darter (Percina williamsi)

Observer

fishecke

Date

August 2020

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Ashy Darter (Etheostoma cinereum)

Observer

daniel_folds

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Blenny Darter (Etheostoma blennius)

Observer

eddieg

Date

August 16, 2013 02:15 PM CDT

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Bluegill × Redear Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus × microlophus)

Observer

sisor

Date

July 29, 2020 08:29 AM EDT

Description

Caught on a nightcrawler, 6.5 inches TL

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Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 2014

Description

Momma groundhog was very patient with her little hoglets climbing all over her. I'm sure they were like a bag of fleas.

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Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

swampy

Date

May 30, 2016

Description

Babies

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Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 2014

Description

Apparently young groundhogs like to sleep in, just like teenagers. It would be well into the day before they showed up in front of their burrow to explore the yard.

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Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

swampy

Date

June 10, 2016

Description

3 babies

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What

Groundhog (Marmota monax)

Observer

allen_boynton

Date

May 31, 2019 01:55 PM EDT

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What

Riverweed Darter (Etheostoma podostemone)

Observer

ebspeciesfishing

Date

October 2019

Description

1

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Longfin Darter (Etheostoma longimanum)

Observer

lcabe

Date

March 19, 2019

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What

Redline Darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum)

Observer

riveradelle

Date

November 16, 2019 11:29 AM UTC

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Splendid Darter (Etheostoma barrenense)

Observer

jujurenoult

Date

April 12, 2018 02:21 PM BST

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Barcheek Darter (Etheostoma obeyense)

Observer

flabellare223

Date

March 16, 2020 02:17 PM CDT

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Piedmont Darter (Percina crassa)

Date

July 24, 2020 04:45 PM EDT

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What

Mud Sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis)

Date

July 23, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

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Niangua Darter (Etheostoma nianguae)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

May 2020

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What

Niangua Darter (Etheostoma nianguae)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

May 2020

Place

Private

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What

Niangua Darter (Etheostoma nianguae)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

May 2020

Place

Private

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What

Bluntnose Minnow (Pimephales notatus)

Observer

riveradelle

Date

June 14, 2019 09:07 PM UTC

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What

Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida)

Observer

beargrass

Date

August 10, 2018 01:06 PM EDT

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What

Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum)

Observer

snailboi

Date

April 2019

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What

Scarlet Shiner (Lythrurus fasciolaris)

Observer

meganclere

Date

July 8, 2019 02:12 PM EDT

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What

Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus)

Observer

cowturtle

Date

May 1, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

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What

Blenny Darter (Etheostoma blennius)

Date

July 4, 2020 01:56 PM EDT

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What

Red Shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis)

Observer

riverrat09

Date

July 11, 2020 05:14 PM CDT

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What

Scarlet Shiner (Lythrurus fasciolaris)

Date

July 3, 2020 06:37 PM EDT

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What

Karst Cavefish (Forbesichthys papilliferus)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

May 2020

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Relict Darter (Etheostoma chienense)

Observer

jasonrl

Date

April 2020

Description

This is the E. squamiceps complex darter of the Bayou de Chien watershed in far western KY. Male and female specimens. Early nuptial changes of the second dorsal fin noted. Federally listed, photographed and immediately released unharmed. Very localized distribution.

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American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)

Observer

johngsalamander

Date

February 8, 2011 12:55 AM CST

Description

Found floating in the water, unable to right itself.

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Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Observer

wildlandblogger

Date

March 2020

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Least Brook Lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera)

Observer

maurer416

Date

March 2020