List of freshwater fishes of Washington

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The following list of known freshwater fish species, subspecies, and hybrids occurring in Washington state is taken from Wydoski and Whitney(2003). Some scientific names have been updated or corrected. Trout nomenclature follows Behnke et al.(2002). Asterisks denote introduced fishes. The list includes several anadromous species, and two normally marine species (starry flounder and shiner perch) that are occasionally found in freshwater. Only one species (Olympic mudminnow) is a Washington endemic, however three others -Nooksack dace, Salish sucker, and Margined sculpin- have very limited distributions outside the state. Sixty-seven fish species, subspecies, or hybrids are listed, 37 native, and 30 introduced.

Petromyzontiformes[edit]

Family Petromyzontidae[edit]

  • Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentatus
  • River lamprey, Lampetra ayresi
  • Western brook lamprey, Lampetra richardsoni

Acipenseriformes[edit]

Family Acipenseridae[edit]

Clupeiformes[edit]

Family Clupeidae[edit]

Cypriniformes[edit]

Family Catostomidae[edit]

Family Cobitidae[edit]

Family Cyprinidae[edit]

Cyprinodontiformes[edit]

Family Fundulidae[edit]

Family Poeciliidae[edit]

Esociformes[edit]

Family Esocidae[edit]

Family Umbridae[edit]

Perciformes[edit]

Family Centrarchidae[edit]

Family Embiotocidae[edit]

Family Percidae[edit]

Family Percichthyidae[edit]

Percopsiformes[edit]

Family Percopsidae[edit]

  • Sand roller, Percopsis transmontanus

Gadiformes[edit]

Family Gadidae[edit]

Gasterosteiformes[edit]

Family Gasterosteidae[edit]

Osmeriformes[edit]

Family Osmeridae[edit]

Pleuronectiformes[edit]

Family Pleuronectidae[edit]

Salmoniformes[edit]

Family Salmonidae[edit]

Scorpaeniformes[edit]

Family Cottidae[edit]

  • Coastrange sculpin, Cottus aleuticus
  • Prickly sculpin, Cottus asper
  • Mottled sculpin, Cottus bairdi
  • Paiute sculpin, Cottus beldingi
  • Slimy sculpin, Cottus cognatus
  • Shorthead sculpin, Cottus confusus
  • Riffle sculpin, Cottus gulosus
  • Reticulate sculpin, Cottus perplexus
  • Margined sculpin, Cottus marginatus
  • Torrent sculpin, Cottus rhotheus
  • Pacific staghorn sculpin, Leptocottus armatus

Siluriformes[edit]

Family Ictaluridae[edit]

References[edit]

  • Behnke, Robert J.; Tomelleri,Joe and Proebstel, Donald S. (2002). Trout and Salmon of North America. Free Press. ISBN 978-0-7432-2220-4. 
  • Wydoski, Richard S.; Whitney, Richard R. (2003). Inland Fishes of Washington (2nd ed.). University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-98338-7. 

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