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Appendix 2: Potential Big Cypress Fish List

5: Very Likely: Reported to be present in BCNP
4: Likely: Found in similar habitats in nearby regions of south Florida
3: Possible: Occurs in nearby regions of south Florida
2: Not Likely: Scarce habitat in BCNP or not present in nearby regions of south Florida
1: Very Unlikely: Habitat does not occur in BCNP or is rarely if ever present in south Florida

FLMNH = Specimen(s) in Florida Museum of Natural History

Family Common name Species Sampled in current study 5 4 3 2 1 notes
Lepisosteidae Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus          
X
6
Florida Gar Lepisosteus platyrhincus
X
X
       
1
Amiidae Bowfin Amia calva
X
X
       
1
Elopidae Ladyfish Elops saurus
X
   
X
   
2
Megalopidae Tarpon Megalops atlanticus
X
 
X
     
2
Anguillidae American Eel Anguilla rostrata
X
X
       
1
Clupeiidae Gizzard Shad Dorosoma cepedianum
X
   
X
   
7
Threadfin Shad Dorosoma petenense    
X
     
8
Engraulidae Bay Anchovy Anchoa mitchilli      
X
   
9
Cyprinidae Golden Shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas
X
X
       
1
Ironcolor Shiner Notropis chalybaeus          
X
Taillight Shiner Notropis maculatus
X
X
       
1
Coastal Shiner Notropis petersoni
X
X
       
Pugnose Minnow Opsopoeodus emiliae        
X
 
Catostomidae Lake Chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta
X
X
       
1
Ictaluridae White Catfish Ameiurus catus        
X
 
Yellow Bullhead Ameiurus natalis
X
X
       
1
Brown Bullhead Ameiurus nebulosus
X
X
       
1
Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus      
X
   
3
Tadpole Madtom Noturus gyrinus
X
 
X
     
2
Clariidae Walking Catfish Clarias batrachus
X
X
       
1
Ariidae Hardhead Catfish Arius felis
X
 
X
     
Gafftopsail Catfish Bagre marinus      
X
   
Callichthyidae Brown Hoplo Hoplosternum littorale
X
X
       
Loricariidae Vermiculated Sailfin Catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus          
X
Orinoco Sailfin Catfish Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus        
X
 
Esocidae Redfin Pickerel Esox americanus
X
   
X
   
Chain Pickerel Esox niger    
X
     
3
Aphredoderidae Pirate Perch Aphredoderus sayanus      
X
   
Atherinidae Brook Silverside Labidesthes sicculus
X
X
       
1
Inland Silverside Menidia beryllina
X
 
X
     
2
Apocheilidae Mangrove Rivulus Rivulus marmoratus        
X
 
Fundulidae Diamond Killifish Adinia xenica  
X
       
1
Golden Topminnow Fundulus chrysotus
X
X
       
1
Marsh Killifish Fundulus confluentus
X
X
       
1
Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis
X
   
X
   
4
Lined Topminnow Fundulus lineolatus          
X
Redface Topminnow Fundulus rubrifrons        
X
 
Seminole Killifish Fundulus seminolis
X
X
       
1
Longnose Killifish Fundulus similis        
X
 
4
Family Common name Species Sampled in current study 5 4 3 2 1 notes
Fundulidae Bluefin Killifish Lucania goodei
X
X
       
1
Rainwater Killifish Lucania parva
X
 
X
     
1
Poeciliidae Pike Killifish Belonesox belizanus
X
X
       
Mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki
X
X
       
1
Least Killifish Heterandria formosa
X
X
       
1
Sailfin Molly Poecilia latipinna
X
X
       
1
Cyprinodontidae Sheepshead Minnow Cyprinodon variegatus
X
X
       
1
Goldspotted Killifish Floridichthys carpio        
X
 
4
Flagfish Jordanella floridae
X
X
       
1
Belonidae Atlantic Needlefish Strongylura marina
X
   
X
   
Redfin Needlefish Strongylura notata
X
   
X
   
Timucu Strongylura timucu
X
 
X
     
1
Synbranchidae Asian Swamp Eel Monopterus albus          
X
Elassomatidae Everg. Pygmy Sunfish Elassoma evergladei
X
X
       
1
Centropomidae Common Snook Centropomus undecimalis
X
X
       
1
Tarpon Snook Centropomus pectinatus        
X
 
Centrarchidae Bluespotted Sunfish Enneacanthus gloriosus
X
X
       
1
Warmouth Lepomis gulosus
X
X
       
1
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
X
X
       
1
Dollar Sunfish Lepomis marginatus
X
X
       
1
Redear Sunfish Lepomis microlophus
X
X
       
1
Spotted Sunfish Lepomis punctatus
X
X
       
1
Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides
X
X
       
1
Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus
X
 
X
     
3
Percidae Swamp Darter Etheostoma fusiforme
X
X
       
1
Echeneidae Sharksucker Echeneis naucrates
X*
       
X
Carangidae Crevelle Jack Caranx hippos
X
   
X
   
2
Lutjanidae Gray Snapper Lutjanus griseus
X
   
X
   
Striped Mojarra Eugerres plumieri
X
X
       
1
Spotfin Mojarra Eucinostomus argenteus        
X
 
Silver Jenny Eucinostomus gula      
X
   
Tidewater Mojarra Eucinostomus harengulus
X
   
X
   
Sparidae Sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus
X
 
X
     
1
Pinfish Lagodon rhomboides
X
     
X
 
Sciaenidae Red Drum Sciaenops ocellatus
X
   
X
   
2
Cichlidae Peacock Cichlid Cichla ocellaris          
X
Oscar Astronotus ocellatus
X
 
X
     
2
Black Acara Cichlasoma bimaculatum
X
X
       
1
Mayan Cichlid Cichlasoma urophthalmus
X
 
X
     
Jewelfish Hemichromis letourneauxi
X
     
X
 
Banded Severum Heros severum        
X
 
Blue Tilapia Oreochromis aureus
X
   
X
   
2
Mozambique Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus          
X
Jaguar Guapote Parachromis managuense      
X
   
Spotted Tilapia Tilapia mariae
X
X
       
1
Mugiliidae Mountain Mullet Agonostomus monticola        
X
 
Striped Mullet Mugil cephalus
X
X
       
1
Eleotridae Fat Sleeper Dormitator maculatus      
X
   
Spinycheek Sleeper Eleotris amblyopsis          
X
Bigmouth Sleeper Gobiomorus dormitor          
X
Gobiidae Frillfin Goby Bathygobius soporator
X
       
X
Crested Goby Lophogobius cyprinoides
X
   
X
   
2
Family Common name Species Sampled in current study 5 4 3 2 1 notes
Gobiidae Naked Goby Gobiosoma bosc    
X
     
Clown Goby Microgobius gulosus
X
   
X
   
5
Achiridae Lined Sole Achirus lineatus      
X
   
Hogchoker Trinectes maculatus
X
 
X
     
5
Current Total:    
64
37
14
21
13
11
 

Species known in BCNP (Column 5) = 37
Low range
Species probably in BCNP (Columns 5+4) = 51
Species possibly in BCNP (Columns 5+4+3) = 72
Max. species possible (Columns 5+4+3+2) = 85
High range

Notes:

1: Present in Big Cypress (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)
2: Present in ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)
3: Present in ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987) and Lake Trafford (F. Morello, FL FWCC pers. comm.)
4: Present in Everglades drainage, Collier county (FLMNH) and ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)-primarily marine
5: Present in Everglades drainage, Collier county (FLMNH) and ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)
6: Present in Lake Okeechobee (FLMNH), And Water Conservation Area 2a (Loftus and Kushlan 1987) ** Few records in south Florida
7: Present in Lake Okeechobee (FLMNH) and Homestead canals (Loftus & Kushlan 1987) ** Few records from south Florida, but may enter L-28 canal.
8: Present in Tamiami Canal ENP (Loftus & Kuslan 1987) and Lake Trafford (F. Morello. FL FWCC pers. comm.)
9: Present in Everglades drainage Collier county (FLMNH), ENP (Loftus and Kushlan 1987) ** Primarily marine.
10: Present in Lake Okeechobee (FLMNH) ** No records south of Lake Okeechobee.
11: Present in Big Cypress (Loftus and Kushlan 1987)
12: Present in Big Marco Pass drainage??, Collier county and Lake Okeechobee (FLMNH) ** Validity of Collier county record unknown, no other records south of Lake Okeechobee.
13: Present in Lake Okeechobee (FLMNH) and Lake Trafford (F. Morello, FL FWCC pers. comm.) ** Few records in south Florida
14: Present in ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)
15: Present in ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)** Primarily marine.
16: Present in Lake Trafford (F. Morello, FL FWCC, pers. comm.) & collected by USGS researchers in Big Cypress
17: Present in Tampa Bay drainage (FLMNH) ** No records in south Florida.
18: Present In Dade and Broward county (FLMNH) and Lake Trafford (Shafland pers. comm.)
19: Present in ENP (Loftus pers. com.) and Lake Trafford (Morello pers. comm.) ** Few records south of Lake Okeechobee.
20: Present in ENP (Loftus pers. comm.) ** Few records south of Lake Okeechobee.
21: Present in ENP (Tabb & Manning 1961) ** Primarily marine.
22: Present in Lake Okeechobee drainage (FLMNH) ** No records south of Lake Okeechobee.
23: Present in Lake Trafford ** Lack of information on this species.
24: Present in Big Cypress (http://nas.er.usgs.gov)
25: Present in Lake Okeechobee and Collier county coastal waters (FLMNH, ENP)
26: Present in ENP (Loftus and Kushlan 1987)
27: Present in east coast canals ** Has not been found outside of canals in Dade county
28: Present in ENP (Loftus and Kushlan 1987) ** Few records from SW gulf coast
29: ** Rare in freshwater; was not on list prior to sighting
30: Present in ENP (Loftus and Kushlan 1987)
31: Present in Everglades drainage, Collier county (FLMNH) ** Primarily marine, E. harengulus apparently replaces this species in low salinity waters.
32: Present in ENP Loftus and Kushlan 1987) ** Primarily marine.
33: ** No local records, but records of E. argenteus in south Florida freshwaters may be this species.
34: Present in Florida freshwaters (FLMNH) ** Primarily marine
35: Present in east coast canals (FLMNH) ** Has not spread from east coast canals.
36: Present in ENP (Loftus, unpublished data - 1987)
37: Present in east coast canals and ENP (Loftus & Kushlan 1987; FLMNH) and Lee County (http://www.swfwc.org/ANS) ** These populations may be spreading
38: Present in east coast canals and ENP (J. Kline, ENP, 2004) ** Has not spread far from east coast canals.
39: Present in east coast canals (Loftus & Kushlan 1987; FLMNH) ** Has not spread from east coast canals.
40: Present in east coast canals and ENP (FLMNH) ** Has begun to spread west into ENP
41: Present in south Florida freshwaters (Loftus & Kushlan 1987) ** No records from SW gulf coast
42: Present in ENP and Big Marco Pass drainage (Loftus and Kushlan 1987; FLMNH) **Few records from SW gulf coast
43: Present in Florida freshwaters (FLMNH) ** No records from SW gulf coast
44: Present in east coast canals (Loftus & Kushlan 1987; FLMNH) ** No records from SW gulf coast
45: ** Rare in freshwater; was not on list prior to collection
46: Present in Big Cypress (Loftus & Kushlan 1987)-record is from brackish water
47: Present in Everglades drainage, Collier county (FLMNH) and ENP (Loftus and Kushlan 1987)


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