Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Enjoying the Refuge's Wildlife
The study of wild animals in their natural habitat has become increasingly popular. Viewing of wildlife can be greatly enhanced by a pair of binoculars or spotting scope and a good wildlife or birding guide.
Wildlife species in this brochure have been grouped into four categories: Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians, and Fish.
Very few fish can tolerate the high salinity of the Salton Sea. In 1950 attempts were made to introduce several marine fish. These attempts resulted in the largest inland fishery in California. The introduced saltwater species are marked with a "+". Freshwater species are found in rivers, canals and some marsh areas. Species marked with an "*" are found in both fresh and saltwater. Threatened or endangered species are indicated with a "#"
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___ Orangemouth Corvina+ ___ Red Shiner ___ Sargo+ ___ California Killifish ___ Gulf Croaker+ ___ Tilapia* ___ Threadfin Shad ___ Largemouth Bass ___ Sailfin Molly ___ White Catfish ___ Desert Pupfish# ___ Channel Catfish ___ Longjaw Mudsucker+ ___ Carp ___ Mosquitofish
Refuge Manager Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 120 Calipatria, California 92233 Telephone: 619/348-5278
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