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Big Thicket National Preserve

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Beaumont, Texas


Abundance

*,P - Have not been recorded in the preserve but are presumed to occur
RARE - Rare; 1 specimen collected
VUNCOM - Very Uncommon; 2-5 specimens collected
UNCOM - Uncommon; 6-50 specimens collected
COM - Common; 51-1000 specimens collected
VCOM - Very Common; 1001-5000 specimens collected
EXCOM - Extremely Common; 5001+ specimens collected

Location

PI - Pine Island Bayou
ND - Neches River Drain
NR - Neches River
BC - Beech Creek
TC - Turkey Creek
HC - Hickory Creek
BS - Big Sandy
MC - Menard Creek
VC - Village Creek


PADDLEFISH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Polyodontidae) ___ Paddlefish RARE - x - - - - - - - Polyodon spathula
BOWFIN FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Amiidae) ___ Blue Catfish VCOM - x x - - - - - x Amia calva
CATFISH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Ictaluridae) ___ Blue Catfish COM - x - - - - - - - Ictalurus furcatus ___ Black Bullhead UNCOM x x x x - x - - x I. melas ___ Yellow Bullhead UNCOM x x - x - - x - x I. natalis ___ Channel Catfish COM x x x - - - x - x I. punctatus ___ Tadpole Madtom UNCOM x x x x - x x x - Noturus gyrinus ___ Freckled Madtom COM x x x x x x x x x N. nocturnus ___ Flathead Catfish VUNCOM x x - - - - - - - Pylodictus olivaris
DRUM FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Sciaanidae) ___ Freshwater Drum COM x x x - - - - - - Aplodinotys grunniens
EEL FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Anguillidae) ___ American Eel COM - x x - - - - - - Anguilla rostrata
GAR FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Lepisosteidae) ___ Spotted Gar UNCOM x x x - - - - - - Lepisosteus oculatus ___ Longnose Gar UNCOM - x x - - - - - - L. osseus ___ Alligator gar RARE - x x - - - - - - L. spatula
HERRING FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Clupeidae) ___ Gizzard Shad COM x x x - - - - - - Dorosoma cepedianum ___ Threadfin Shad VCOM x x x - - - - - - D. petenense
KILLIFISH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Cyprinodontidae) ___ Blair's Topminnow COM x x x - - - - - x Fundulus blairae ___ Golden Topminnow UNCOM - x x - - - - x - F. chrysotus ___ Blackstripe Topminnow COM x x x - - - - - - F. notatus ___ Starhead Topminnow P - - - - - - - - - F. notti* ___ Blackspotted Topminnow VCOM x x x x x x x x x F. olivaceus
LAMPREY FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Petomyzonidae) ___ Chesnut Lamprey UNCOM x x x - - - - - - Ichthyomyzon castaneus ___ Southern Brook Lamprey COM - x - x x x x - x I. gagei
LIVE BEARING FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (PEOCILIIDAE) ___ Mosquitofish EXCOM x x x x x x x x x Gambusia affinis
MINNOW FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Cyprinidae) ___ Carp RARE x x - - - - - - - Cyprinus carpio ___ Silvery Minnow COM - x x - - - - - - Hybognathus nuchalis ___ Pallid Chub VCOM x x - - - x x - x Hybopsis amnis ___ Speckled Chub VCOM x x x - - - - - x H. aestivalis ___ Golden Shiner VCOM x x x x - x - x x Notemigonus crysoleucas ___ Pallid Shiner VCOM - - x - x - - - - Notropis amnis ___ Emerald Shiner COM x x x - - - - - - N. atherinoides ___ Blackspot Shiner COM - x x x - x x - - N. atrocauldalis ___ Ghost Shiner VCOM x x x - x - - - - N. buchanani ___ Ironcolor Shiner P - - - - - - - - - N. chalybaeus* ___ Ribbon Shiner UCOM x x x x x x x x x N. fumeus ___ Red Shiner EXCOM x x x - - - - x - N. lutrensis ___ Chub Shiner P - - - - - - - - - N. potteri* ___ Sabine Shiner EXCOM - x x - - - - - x N. sabinae ___ Silverband Shiner RARE - x x - - - - - - N. shumardi ___ Weed Shiner VCOM x x x - x x x x x N. texanus ___ Redfin Shiner VCOM - x - x x x x x - N. umbratilis ___ Blacktail Shiner EXCOM x x x x x x x x x N. venustus ___ Mimic Shiner VCOM x x x x x x x x x N. volucellus ___ Pugnose Minnow COM x x x x x x x x x Opsopoeodus emiliae ___ Suckerhead Minnow COM - x x - - - - x x Phenacobius mirabilis ___ Bullhead Minnow EXCOM x x x x x x x x x Pimephales vigillax ___ Creek Chub COM - x - x - - x - - Semotilus astromaculatus
MULLET FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (MUGILIDAE) ___ Mountain Mullet P - - - - - - - - - Agonostomus monticola* ___ Striped Mullet UNCOM - x x - - - - - x Mugil cephalus ___ White Mullet P - - - - - - - - - M. curema*
PERCH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Percidae) ___ Western Sand Darter COM x x x - - - - - x Ammocrypta clara ___ Scaly Sand Darter VCOM - x x x x x x x x A. vivax ___ Mud Darter COM - x x - - - - - - Etheostoma asprigene ___ Bluntnose Darter COM x x x x x x x x x E. chlorosomum ___ Swamp Darter UNCOM - x - - - - - - x E. fusiforme ___ Slough Darter COM - x x - - x x x x E. gracile ___ Harlequin Darter COM x x x - x - - - - E. histrio ___ Goldstripe Darter UNCOM - x - x - - x - - E. parvipinnae ___ Cypress Darter COM x x x x x x x - x E. proeliare ___ Redfin Darter RARE - x x - - - - - - E. whipplei ___ Big Scaled Log Perch COM - x x - - - - - - Percina macrolepida ___ Dusky Darter VCOM x x x x x x x x x P. sciera ___ River Darter UNCOM - x x - - - - - - P. shumardi
PIKE FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (ESOCIDAE) ___ Redfin Pickerel COM x x x x x x x - x Esox americanus
PIRATEPERCH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (APHREDODERIDAE) ___ Pirate Perch COM x x x x x x x - x Aphredoderus sayanus
SILVERSIDE FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Atherinidae) ___ Brook Silverside VCOM x x x x x x x - x Labidesthes sicculus ___ Rough Silverside P - - - - - - - - - Membras martinica* ___ Mississippi Silverside P - - - - - - - - - Menida audens* ___ Tidewater Silverside UNCOM x x - - - - - - - M. beryllina
SOLE FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Soleidae) ___ Hogchoker VUNCOM - x x - - - - - - Trinectes maculatus
SNAKE EEL FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (OPHICHTHIDAE) ___ Worm Eel RARE - x x - - - - - - Myrophis punetatus
SUCKER FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Castostomidae) ___ River Carpsucker COM - x x - - - - - - Carpiodes carpio ___ Blue Sucker RARE - x - - - - - - - Cycleptus elongatus ___ Lake Chubsucker UNCOM - x - x - - x - - Erimyzon oblingatus ___ Lake Chubsucker UNCOM x x - x - x - - x E. sucetta ___ Smallmouth Buffalo UNCOM x x - - - - - - - Ictiobus bubalus ___ Bigmouth Buffalo RARE - x - - - - - - - I. cyprinellus ___ Black Buffalo RARE x x - - - - - - - I niger ___ Spotted Sucker COM x x x x x x x - x Minytrema melanops ___ Blacktail Redhorse UNCOM - x x - - - x x x Moxostoma poecilurum
SUNFISH FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Centrarchidae) ___ Flier COM x x x x - x x - x Centrarchus macropopterus ___ Warmouth COM x x x x x x x x x Chaenobryttus gulosus ___ Banded Pygmy Sunfish COM x x x x x x x - x Elassoma zonatum ___ Redbreast Sunfish UNCOM - - - - - - - x - Lepomis auritus ___ Green Sunfish COM x x x x - x x - x L. cyanellus ___ Orange Spotted Sunfish P - - - - - - - - - L. humilis* ___ Bluegill VCOM x x x x x x x x x L. macrochirus ___ Dollar Sunfish COM x x x x x x x - x L. marginatus ___ Longear Sunfish VCOM x x x x x x x x x L. megalotis ___ Redear Sunfish COM x x x - x - - - x L. microlophus ___ Spotted Sunfish COM x x x x x x x x x L. punctatus ___ Bantam Sunfish COM x x x - - - - - x L. symmetricus ___ Spotted Bass COM x x x x x x x x x Micropterus punctulatus ___ Largemouth Bass COM x x x x x - x x x M. salmoides ___ White Crappie COM x x x - x - - x - Pomoxis annularis ___ Black Crappie COM x x x - x - - - x P. nigromaculatus
TEMPERATE BASS FAMILY ABUNDANCE PI ND NR BC TC HC BS MC VC (Percichthyidae) ___ White Bass COM x x - - - - - - - Morore chrysope ___ Yellow Bass P - - - - - - - - - M. mississippiensis*
This resource is based on the following source:
National Park Service.  1974.  A checklist of fish for Big Thicket.  National 
     Park Service. 2 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
National Park Service.  1974.  A checklist of fish for Big Thicket.  National 
     Park Service. 2 pages.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research 
     Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govthicfish.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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