Fish Data

Download all data

Download spatial data for all native fish species (1.1GB) as a zipped set of Esri Shapefiles. The zip package includes PNG image rangemaps as well. To get the most flexible and powerful copy of the PISCES database that can export in other formats and more rich maps, download the software installer for ArcGIS 10.2 and above.

Search for data on specific fish

Search for California native fish below and click on a fish to bring up a page with individual downloads as KML files for Google Earth, or Esri Shapefiles

Family Scientific Name Common Name
Gobiidae Acanthogobius flavimanus Yellowfin goby
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Southern green sturgeon
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Northern green sturgeon
Acipenseridae Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon
Clupeidae Alosa sapidissima American Shad
Ictaluridae Ameiurus catus White catfish
Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas Black bullhead
Ictaluridae Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead
Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus Brown bullhead
Centrarchidae Archoplites interruptus Sacramento perch
Cyprinidae Carassius auratus Goldfish
Catostomidae Catostomus fumeiventris Owens sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus latipinnis Flannelmouth sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus luxatus Lost River sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus microps Modoc sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis humboldtianus Humboldt sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis lacusanserinus Goose Lake sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis mnioltiltus Monterey sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis occidentalis Sacramento sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus platyrhynchus Lahontan mountain sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus rimiculus Klamath smallscale sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus snyderi Klamath largescale sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker
Catostomidae Chasmistes brevirostris Shortnose sucker
Cottidae Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asper subspecies Prickly sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asper subspecies Clear Lake prickly sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin
Cottidae Cottus beldingi Paiute sculpin
Cottidae Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis klamathensis Upper Klamath marbled sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis macrops Bigeye marbled sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis polyporus Lower Klamath marbled sculpin
Cottidae Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin
Cottidae Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp
Gasterosteidae Culaea inconstans Brook stickleback
Cyprinidae Cyprinella lutrensis Red shiner
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon macularius Desert pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis amargosae Amargosa River pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis calidae Tecopa pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis Saratoga Springs pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone Shoshone pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon radiosus Owens pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon salinus milleri Cottonball Marsh pupfish
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon salinus salinus Salt Creek pupfish
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio Common carp
Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad
Petromyzontidae Entosphenus folletti Northern California brook lamprey