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					Fish Species Recorded in Big Darby Watershed

     Fish Species            Comments

1. silver lamprey            stray large river species; a few records
2. northern brook lamprey    very rare; several records in the 1950s and 60s; possibly extirpated
3. least brook lamprey       localized; uncommon in some headwater tributaries
4. lake sturgeon             anecdotal evidence of "stragglers" before 1870 (Trautman); extirpated
5. paddlefish                several records pre-1955; still present in the Scioto River
6. longnose gar              common large pool species
7. bowfin                    stray; occasional wanderer into the Scioto drainage from Ohio River
8. American eel              several records (Trautman); native species declining due to Ohio R. dams
9. skipjack herring          uncommon; large river species; occasional migrations into Darby
10. gizzard shad             very common; seasonal
11. goldeye                  rare stray; large river species
12. mooneye                  very rare stray; 1 EPA record; large river species
13. central mudminnow        localized and rare; limited to one or two headwater tributaries
14. grass pickerel           very common and widespread
15. muskellunge              occasional records; native species, recent records may be from stocking
16. carp                     very common; non-native
17. golden shiner            uncommon; formerly common prairie species
18. hornyhead chub           common; indicator of good water quality
19. river chub               extirpated for unknown reasons; formerly common
20. silver chub              very rare stray in lower Darby; large river species
21. bigeye chub              uncommon; reappeared in 2001 after decades-long absence
22. streamline chub          fairly common; indicator of good water quality
23. gravel chub              fairly common in lower Darby; increasing; first recorded in 1980's
24. blacknose dace           common in headwaters, but diminished from historic levels
25. creek chub               abundant
26. suckermouth minnow       fairly common; probably not native; invaded Ohio from the west by 1920's
27. southern redbelly dace   fairly common; localized; formerly common
28. redside dace             stray; 1 record (Trautman); nearest populations in southern Ohio
29. emerald shiner           common in lower Darby
30. silver shiner            very common; indicator of good water quality
31. rosyface shiner          very common; indicator of good water quality
32. redfin shiner            common locally in Big Darby near Buck Run; otherwise absent
33. rosefin shiner           abundant
34. striped shiner           abundant; third most common fish in Darby
35. river shiner             stray near mouth (Trautman); large river species
36. steelcolor shiner        very common
37. spotfin shiner           abundant
38. sand shiner              very common
39. mimic shiner             common; indicator of good water quality
40. blacknose shiner         extirpated; a few early records; prairie species
41. silverjaw minnow         fairly common; formerly abundant prairie species
42. bullhead minnow          uncommon; possibly not native to Darby; invaded Scioto by 40s; tolerant
43. fathead minnow           uncommon; possibly not native to Darby; invaded Scioto by 40s; tolerant
44. bluntnose minnow         abundant; most common fish in Darby
45. stoneroller minnow       abundant; second most common fish in Darby
46. bigmouth buffalo         frequent stray near mouth (Trautman); otherwise rare large river species
47. black buffalo            frequent stray near mouth (Trautman); otherwise rare large river species
48. smallmouth buffalo       rare large river species
49. quillback carpsucker     fairly common



FE=federal endangered; OE=Ohio endangered; OT=Ohio threatened; OSC=Ohio species of concern;
M=monitored by USFWS
Fish Species Recorded in Big Darby Watershed

Status


OE

OE
OT, M


OT


OE



OSC




FE=federal endangered; OE=Ohio endangered; OT=Ohio threatened; OSC=Ohio species of concern;
M=monitored by USFWS
Fish Species Recorded in the Big Darby Watershed

    Fish Species            Comments                                                              Status

50. river carpsucker        fairly common near mouth
51. highfin carpsucker      rare large river species
52. silver redhorse         very common
53. black redhorse          very common; indicator of good water quality
54. golden redhorse         abundant
55. shorthead redhorse      very common
56. river redhorse          fairly common; indicator of good water quality                        OSC
57. hog sucker              abundant; indicator of good water quality
58. white sucker            abundant
59. spotted sucker          very common
60. creek chubsucker        very rare; in a few tributaries; formerly commn prairie species
61. lake chubsucker         rare and localized; status uncertain; specimens at OSU museum         OT
62. channel catfish         common
63. yellow bullhead         common; prairie species
64. brown bullhead          rare; introduced
65. black bullhead          fairly common
66. flathead catfish        fairly common
67. stonecat madtom         very common; indicator of good water quality
68. northern madtom         uncommon; local in lower Big Darby                                    OE
69. Scioto madtom           possibly exinct; apparently endemic to Big Darby; last rec. in 1957   OE, FE
70. brindled madtom         fairly common; indicator of good water quality
71. tadpole madtom          uncommon; reduced prairie species
72. trout-perch             fairly common; reduced
73. blackstripe topminnow   common
74. brook silverside        fairly common; was abundant
75. white bass              rare; individuals may be from stockings
76. white crappie           fairly common
77. black crappie           uncommon; individuals may be from stockings
78. rockbass                abundant
79. smallmouth bass         very common
80. spotted bass            very common; population smaller than the smallmouth
81. largemouth bass         common
82. warmouth sunfish        stray
83. green sunfish           abundant
84. bluegill sunfish        abundant
85. orangespotted sunfish   common; species invaded the Scioto basin from the west by 1945
86. longear sunfish         abundant; 4th most common Darby fish; indicator of good water
87. pumpkinseed sunfish     rare; individuals from stockings
88. sauger                  uncommon; individuals may be from stockings
89. walleye                 rare; large river species
90. yellow perch            strays from unknown origin
91. dusky darter            rare in lower Big Darby
92. blackside darter        very common
93. slenderhead darter      rare in lower Big Darby
94. logperch                very common
95. eastern sand darter     extirpated; formerly common or abundant in lower Darby                OSC
96. johnny darter           very common
97. greenside darter        abundant; the most common darter
98. banded darter           very common



FE=federal endangered; OE=Ohio endangered; OT=Ohio threatened; OSC=Ohio species of concern;
M=monitored by USFWS
Fish Species Recorded in the Big Darby Watershed

     Fish Species          Comments                                                            Status

99. variegate darter       very common, but population variable
100. spotted darter        fairly common in lower Darby; pop. variable; may be increasing      OE
101. bluebreast darter     common; population variable                                         OT
102. Tippecanoe darter     common; population variable                                         OT
103. rainbow darter        abundant
104. orangethroat darter   very common; headwaters
105. fantail darter        very common; headwaters
106. least darter          uncommon prairie species; in a few headwater tributaries; reduced   OSC
107. freshwater drum       very common; formerly uncommon
108. mottled scuplin       very common; headwaters




FE=federal endangered; OE=Ohio endangered; OT=Ohio threatened; OSC=Ohio species of concern;
M=monitored by USFWS

				
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