Closeup of alligator gar held in a person's hands prior to being released into water

    Alligator Gar

    Atractosteus spatula (formerly Lepisosteus spatula)
    Image of a bighead carp

    Bighead Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Image of a bigmouth buffalo

    Bigmouth Buffalo

    Ictiobus cyprinellus
    A long fish with prominent dorsal and pectoral fins

    Black Carp

    Mylopharyngodon piceus
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Illustration of a male black crappie in spawning coloration.

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Image of blue catfish

    Blue Catfish

    Ictalurus furcatus
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Image of a bowfin

    Bowfin

    Amia calva
    channel catfish

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Image of a chestnut lamprey

    Chestnut Lamprey

    Ichthyomyzon castaneus
    Illustration of common carp

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Illustration of an adult flathead catfish

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    Color illustration of Flathead Chub

    Flathead Chub

    Platygobio gracilis
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Image of a freshwater drum fish

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    Gizzard Shad

    Gizzard Shad

    Dorosoma cepedianum
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of grass carp

    Grass Carp

    Ctenopharyngodon idella
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Color illustration of grass pickerel, a long, narrow fish

    Grass Pickerel

    Esox americanus
    Image of green sunfish

    Green Sunfish

    Lepomis cyanellus
    Lake sturgeon illustration

    Lake Sturgeon

    Acipenser fulvescens
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Illustration of a largemouth bass

    Largemouth Bass

    Micropterous salmoides
    Image of a longnose gar fish

    Longnose Gar

    Lepisosteus osseus
    Illustration of a northern pike

    Northern Pike

    Esox lucius
    illustration of big, long-nosed fish

    Paddlefish

    Polyodon spathula
    Illustration of a pallid sturgeon

    Pallid Sturgeon

    Scaphirhynchus albus
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Image of a river carpsucker

    River Carpsucker

    Carpiodes carpio
    Image of a sauger fish

    Sauger

    Sander canadensis
    Shortnose gar, image of head and front portion of body, swimming in an aquarium

    Shortnose Gar

    Lepisosteus platostomus
    Shovelnose sturgeon illustration

    Shovelnose Sturgeon

    Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
    Image of a silver carp

    Silver Carp

    Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Illustration of northern snakehead, viewed from side

    Snakeheads

    Channa spp. and Parachanna spp., including C. argus
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Spotted gar, closeup of head, held in a fisher’s gloved hands, at Mingo NWR

    Spotted Gar

    Lepisosteus oculatus
    illustration of a striped bass, side view

    Striped Bass

    Morone saxatilis
    Illustration of a male walleye

    Walleye

    Sander vitreus
    Image of white bass

    White Bass

    Morone chrysops
    Image of white crappie

    White Crappie

    Pomoxis annularis

See Also

Photo of a three-toed amphiuma in an aquarium.

Three-Toed Amphiuma

Amphiuma tridactylum
Photo of researcher holding a gilled siren

Western Lesser Siren

Siren intermedia nettingi