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
Gobiidae Acanthogobius flavimanus Yellowfin goby
Percidae Perca flavescens Yellow perch
Ictaluridae Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead
Acipenseridae Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon
Centrarchidae Pomoxis annularis White crappie
Ictaluridae Ameiurus catus White catfish
Moronidae Morone chrysops White bass
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Western mosquitofish
Petromyzontidae Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey
Centrarchidae Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
Osmeridae Hypomesus nipponensis Wakasagi
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Upper Klamath-Trinity spring Chinook salmon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Upper Klamath-Trinity fall Chinook salmon
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis klamathensis Upper Klamath marbled sculpin
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni Unarmored threespine stickleback
Cyprinidae Lavinia symmetricus subspecies Tomales roach
Gobiidae Eucyclogobius newberryi Tidewater goby
Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad
Cyprinidae Siphatales crassicauda Thicktail chub
Cyprinidae Tinca tinca Tench
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis calidae Tecopa pupfish
Catostomidae Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker
Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Striped mullet
Moronidae Morone saxatilis Striped bass
Pleuronectidae Platichthys stellatus Starry flounder
Cottidae Leptocottus armatus Staghorn sculpin
Centrarchidae Micropterus punctulatus Spotted bass
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Southern green sturgeon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Southern Oregon Northern California coast fall Chinook salmon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutch Southern Oregon Northern California coast coho salmon
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss Southern California steelhead
Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss South Central California coast steelhead
Salmonidae Onchorynchus nerka Sockeye (Kokanee) Salmon
Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth Bass
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone Shoshone pupfish
Catostomidae Chasmistes brevirostris Shortnose sucker
Poeciliidae Poecilia mexicana Shortfin molly
Gobiidae Tridentiger bifasciatus Shimofuri goby
Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus subspecies Shay Creek stickleback
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis Saratoga Springs pupfish
Catostomidae Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker
Cyprinidae Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Santa Ana speckled dace
Cyprinodontidae Cyprinodon salinus salinus Salt Creek pupfish
Poeciliidae Poecilia latipinna Sailfin molly
Embiotocidae Hysterocarpus traskii traskii Sacramento tule perch
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis occidentalis Sacramento sucker
Cyprinidae Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Sacramento splittail
Cyprinidae Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Sacramento speckled dace
Cyprinidae Ptychocheilus grandis Sacramento pikeminnow
Centrarchidae Archoplites interruptus Sacramento perch