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    Sea lamprey

    Petromyzontidae
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    Atlantic sturgeon

    Acipensaridae
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    Paddlefish

    Polyodontidae
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    Long wavy dorsal fin
    Bowfin

    Amiidae
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    American shad

    Clupeidae
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    Gizzard shad

    Clupeidae
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    Common shiner

    Cyprinidae
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    Longnose dace

    Cyprinidae
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    Dark lines dorsal and ventral
    Creek chub

    Cyprinidae
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    Mouth barbs underneath
    Dorsal fin extends to tail
    Common carp

    Cyprinidae
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    White sucker

    Catostomidae
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    Northern hog sucker

    Catostomidae
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    Blunt nose
    Cute face
    Shorthead redhorse

    Catostomidae
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    Small eyes
    Wide mouth
    Yellow bullhead

    Ictaluridae
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    Bigger eyes
    Smaller mouth
    Channel catfish

    Ictaluridae
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    Thin light lines
    Northern pike

    Esocidae
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    Dark wavy vertical lines
    Muskellunge

    Esocidae
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    Light spots on dark body
    Brook trout

    Salmonidae
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    Dark spots on lighter body
    Brown trout

    Salmonidae
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    Splotcy top
    Long/broad vertical spots
    Rainbow trout

    Salmonidae
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    Atlantic salmon

    Salmonidae
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    Mouth faces up
    Banded killifish

    Fundulidae
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    Shallow notch in dorsal fin
    4 rays on pelvic fin
    Mottled sculpin

    Cottidae
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    Deep notch in dorsal fin all the way to body
    3 rays on pelvic fin
    Slimy sculpin

    Cottidae
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    Mouth does not extend past eyes
    Dark outline on caudal fin
    Smallmouth bass

    Centrarchidae
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    Mouth extends past eyes
    Mottled dark ventral line
    Largemouth bass

    Centrarchidae
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    Red eye
    Dorsal and anal fin end in bulbs
    Rock bass

    Centrarchidae
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    Dark gill cover
    Dark spot on dorsal and anal fins
    Bluegill

    Centrarchidae
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    Spiky mohawk dorsal fin
    Dark gill cover
    Pumpkinseed

    Centrarchidae
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    Pregnant belly
    Elongated rounded dorsal and anal fins
    Green sunfish

    Centrarchidae
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    Less steep nose curve
    Dorsal fin begins farther from nose
    White crappie

    Centrarchidae
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    Steeper nose curve
    Dorsal fin begins closer to nose
    Black crappie

    Centrarchidae
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    Walleye

    Percidae
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    Yellow perch

    Percidae
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    Feels like a dart!
    Log perch

    Percidae
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    Rounded face
    Johnny darter

    Percidae
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    Red on anal fin
    Rainbow darter

    Percidae
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    Mottled
    Red under blue on dorsal fin
    Greenside darter

    Percidae
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    Dark bands connected ventrally
    Banded darter

    Percidae
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    Knobs on dorsal fin
    Fantail darter

    Percidae
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    Dark crescents on dorsal fin
    Shield darter

    Percidae
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    Enlarged 2nd dorsal fin
    Tessellated darter

    Percidae

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Author:
MegsBiology
ID:
187254
Filename:
Fish Families
Updated:
2012-12-05 07:52:58
Tags:
Fish family PA identification
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Description:
Common fish of PA identification - common name and family
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