Fish Data

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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
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon salinus milleri Cottonball Marsh pupfish
Embiotocidae Hysterocarpus traskii pomo Russian River tule perch
Embiotocidae Hysterocarpus traskii traskii Sacramento tule perch
Embiotocidae Hysterocarpus traskii lagunae Clear Lake tule perch
Fundulidae Lucania goodei Bluefin killifish
Fundulidae Lucania parva Rainwater killifish
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni Unarmored threespine stickleback
Gasterosteidae Culaea inconstans Brook stickleback
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus Coastal threespine stickleback
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus microcephalus Inland threespine stickleback
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus subspecies Shay Creek stickleback
Gobiidae Eucyclogobius newberryi Tidewater goby
Gobiidae Acanthogobius flavimanus Yellowfin goby
Gobiidae Tridentiger bifasciatus Shimofuri goby
Ictaluridae Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead
Ictaluridae Ictalurus furcatus Blue catfish
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish
Ictaluridae Pylodictis olivaris Flathead Catfish
Ictaluridae Ameiurus catus White catfish
Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas Black bullhead
Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus Brown bullhead
Menidiinae Menidia beryllina subspecies Mississippi silversides
Moronidae Morone chrysops White bass
Moronidae Morone saxatilis Striped bass
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Striped mullet
Osmeridae Hypomesus pacificus Delta smelt
Osmeridae Spirinchus thaleichthys Longfin smelt
Osmeridae Thaleichthys pacificus Eulachon
Osmeridae Hypomesus nipponensis Wakasagi
Percidae Perca flavescens Yellow perch
Percidae Percina macrolepida Bigscale logperch
Petromyzontidae Entosphenus tridentata Pacific lamprey
Petromyzontidae Entosphenus folletti Northern California brook lamprey
Petromyzontidae Lampetra hubbsi Kern brook lamprey
Petromyzontidae Lampetra ayersi River lamprey
Petromyzontidae Entosphenus similis Klamath River lamprey
Petromyzontidae Entosphenus tridentata Goose Lake lamprey
Petromyzontidae Lampetra lethophaga Pit-Klamath brook lamprey
Petromyzontidae Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey
Pleuronectidae Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Western mosquitofish
Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly
Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly
Poeciliidae Poeciliopsis gracilis Porthole livebearer
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley spring Chinook salmon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss subspecies Goose Lake redband trout
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley late fall Chinook salmon
Salmonidae Prosopium williamsoni Mountain whitefish
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi Lahontan cutthroat trout