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
Acipenseridae Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Southern green sturgeon
Acipenseridae Acipenser medirostris Northern green sturgeon
Catostomidae Catostomus rimiculus Klamath smallscale sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus luxatus Lost River sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus microps Modoc sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis lacusanserinus Goose Lake sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus platyrhynchus Lahontan mountain sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis mnioltiltus Monterey sucker
Catostomidae Chasmistes brevirostris Shortnose sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus fumeiventris Owens sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus snyderi Klamath largescale sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus latipinnis Flannelmouth sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis humboldtianus Humboldt sucker
Catostomidae Xyrauchen texanus Razorback sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus occidentalis occidentalis Sacramento sucker
Catostomidae Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker
Centrarchidae Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black crappie
Centrarchidae Micropterus punctulatus Spotted bass
Centrarchidae Pomoxis annularis White crappie
Centrarchidae Lepomis microlophus Redear sunfish
Centrarchidae Micropterus coosae Redeye bass
Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed
Centrarchidae Lepomis gulosus Warmouth
Centrarchidae Archoplites interruptus Sacramento perch
Centrarchidae Lepomis cyanellus Green Sunfish
Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth Bass
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
Clupeidae Alosa sapidissima American Shad
Clupeidae Dorosoma petenense Threadfin shad
Cottidae Leptocottus armatus Staghorn sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis macrops Bigeye marbled sculpin
Cottidae Cottus beldingi Paiute sculpin
Cottidae Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin
Cottidae Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis klamathensis Upper Klamath marbled sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asper subspecies Prickly sculpin
Cottidae Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asper subspecies Clear Lake prickly sculpin
Cottidae Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin
Cottidae Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin
Cottidae Cottus klamathensis polyporus Lower Klamath marbled sculpin
Cyprinidae Lavinia exilicauda harengeus Monterey hitch
Cyprinidae Pogonichthys ciscoides Clear Lake splittail
Cyprinidae Siphatales thalassinus thalassinus Goose Lake tui chub
Cyprinidae Lavinia mitrulus Northern (Pit) roach
Cyprinidae Lavinia exilicauda chi Clear Lake hitch
Cyprinidae Siphatales bicolor subspecies High Rock Springs tui chub