Fishes

This list includes the 20 species of fishes known to occur on the Konza Prairie Biological Station as of 1 August, 1993. All 20 species have been found along lower Kings Creek. For more information on fishes throughout Kansas, refer to the following publication -

Cross, F.B., and J.T. Collins. 1975. Fishes in Kansas. University of Kansas Museum of Natural History Public Education Series no. 5. 189 pp.


CATOSTOMIDAE - SUCKERS

Catostomus commersoni (White Sucker)

Moxostoma macrolepidotum (Shorthead Redhorse)


CENTRARCHIDAE - TEMPERATE BASSES

Lepomis cyanellus (Green Sunfish)

Lepomis humilis (Orangespotted Sunfish)

Lepomis macrochirus (Bluegill)

Lepomis megalotis (Longear Sunfish)

Micropterus salmoides (Largemouth Bass)


CYPRINIDAE - MINNOWS

Campostoma anomalum (Stoneroller)

Cyprinella lutrensis (Red Shiner)

Luxilus cornutus (Common Shiner)

Lythrurus umbratilis (Redfin Shiner)

Notropis ludibundus (Sand Shiner)

Phoxinus erythrogaster (Southern Redbelly Dace)

Pimephales notatus (Bluntnose Minnow)

Pimephales promelas (Fathead Minnow)

Semotilus atromaculatus (Creek Chub)


ICTALURIDAE - CATFISHES

Ameiurus melas (Black Bullhead)


PERCIDAE - PERCHES

Etheostoma nigrum (Johnny Darter)

Etheostoma spectabile (Orangethroat Darter)


POECILIDAE - LIVEBEARERS

Gambusia affinis (Mosquito Fish)