Aransas

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Fish of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fish of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge For your safety only salt water fishing is allowed at the Refuge. Fishing access points are designated on the Refuge map that you receive at the Visitors’ Center. Fishing is allowed from all designated access points from April 15 to October 15 each year. During October 15 through April 15, fishing is permitted at the Fishing Pier opposite the Picnic area only. Common Name Scientific Name Atlantic Stingray Dasyatis sabina Alligator Gar Atractosteus spatula Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus Shortnose Gar Lepisosteus platostomus Bowfin Amia calva Ladyfish Elops saurus Tarpon Megalops atlanticus Speckled Worm Eel Myrophis punctatus Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli Skipjack Herring Alosa chrysochloris Finescale Menhaden Brevoortia gunteri Gulf Menhaden Brevoortia patronus Gizzard Shad Dorosoma cepedianum Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Common Carp Cyprinus carpio Atlantic Silverstripe Halfbeak Hyporhamphus unifasciatus Golden Shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas Diamond Killifish Adinia xenica Black Bullhead Ameiurus melas Golden Topminnow Fundulus chrysotus Yellow Bullhead Ameiurus natalis Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis Brown Bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus Bayou Killifish Fundulus pulvereus Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Longnose Killifish Fundulus similis Hardhead Catfish Ariopsis felis Rainwater Killifish Lucania parva Gafftopsail Catfish Bagre marinus Western Mosquitofish Gambusia affinis Inshore Lizardfish Synodus foetens Sailfin Molly Poecilia latipinna Blackedge Cusk-eel Lepophidium brevibarbe Sheepshead Minnow Cyprinodon variegatus Gulf Toadfish Opsanus beta Opossum Pipefish Microphis brachyurus Atlantic Midshipman Porichthys plectrodon Chain Pipefish Syngnathus louisianae Striped Mullet Mugil cephalus Gulf Pipefish Syngnathus scovelli White Mullet Mugil curema Redbreast Sunfish Lepomis auritus Inland Silverside Menidia beryllina Warmouth Lepomis gulosus Atlantic Silverside Menidia menidia Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Tidewater Silverside Menidia peninsulae Longear Sunfish Lepomis megalotis Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Common Name Scientific Name Bantum Sunfish Lepomis symmetricus Spot Leiostomus xanthurus Southern Flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides Atlantic Croaker Micropogonias undulatus Dusky Flounder Syacium papillosum Crevalle Jack Caranx hippos Black Drum Pogonias cromis Lined Sole Achirus lineatus Spotfin Mojarra Eucinostomus argenteus Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus Hogchoker Trinectes maculatus Silver Jenny Eucinostomus gula Fat Sleeper Dormitator maculatus Blackcheek Tonguefish Symphurus plagiusa Pigfish Orthopristis chrysoptera Darter Goby Ctenogobius boleosoma Least Puffer Sphoeroides parvus Sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus Naked Goby Gobiosoma bosc Revision April 2008 Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides Clown Goby Microgobius gulosus Silver Perch Bairdiella chrysoura Bay Wiff Citharichthys spilopterus Sand Seatrout Cynoscion arenarius Fringed Flounder Etropus crossotus Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus Gulf Flounder Paralichthys albigutta Reference This list is in the phylogenetic order as found in the book Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico, Sixth Edition, 2004, American Fisheries Society Special Publication 29, Bethesda, Maryland

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