Freshwater Fish Species in Great Lakes [United States & Canada]

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Fish Species in Great Lakes


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=26]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acipenser fulvescens Acipenseridae demersal 274 TL 3.3 native
Alosa pseudoharengus Clupeidae pelagic 49 TL 3.5 introduced
Amia calva Amiidae demersal 109 TL 3.8 native
Catostomus catostomus catostomus Catostomidae demersal 64 TL 2.5 native
Coregonus clupeaformis Salmonidae demersal 100 TL 3.1 native
Cottus cognatus Cottidae demersal 13 TL 3.5 native
Couesius plumbeus Cyprinidae demersal 23 TL 3.4 native
Erimyzon oblongus Catostomidae demersal 36 TL 2.8 native
Erimyzon sucetta Catostomidae demersal 41 TL 2.8 native
Ichthyomyzon castaneus Petromyzontidae demersal 38 TL 4.2 native
Ichthyomyzon fossor Petromyzontidae demersal 17 TL 2.3 native
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Petromyzontidae demersal 39 TL 4.1 native
Lepisosteus oculatus Lepisosteidae demersal 112 TL 4.0 native
Lepisosteus osseus Lepisosteidae demersal 200 TL 4.2 native
Neogobius melanostomus Gobiidae demersal 25 TL 3.7 introduced
Notropis chalybaeus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Noturus gyrinus Ictaluridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Salmonidae demersal 76 TL 4.2 introduced
Oncorhynchus kisutch Salmonidae demersal 108 TL 4.2 introduced
Oncorhynchus nerka Salmonidae pelagic 84 TL 3.4 introduced
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Salmonidae benthopelagic 150 TL 4.4 introduced
Prosopium coulteri Salmonidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.1 native
Prosopium cylindraceum Salmonidae demersal 59 TL 3.3 native
Pungitius pungitius pungitius Gasterosteidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.3 native
Salvelinus namaycush Salmonidae benthopelagic 150 TL 4.3 native
Triglopsis thompsonii Cottidae demersal 23 TL 3.2 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 20.09.02.



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