Freshwater Fish Species in Lake Waccamaw [North Carolina, United States]

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Fish Species in Lake Waccamaw

Covers 36,170,802.5032 sq.m. and has an average width of 2.32 m and a shoreline of about 22,852.68 m. The marginal 70% of the lake bottom is composed of clear sand, whereas the central 30% is overlaid with a deposit of fibrous and pulpy peat (Ref. ). The lake is fed by four creeks: First, Second, Third, and Big Creeks. The lake outlet forms the Waccamaw River which flows southeasterly to empty into the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown, South Carolina


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=37]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acantharchus pomotis Centrarchidae demersal 21 TL 3.0 native
Ameiurus catus Ictaluridae demersal 95 TL 3.8 native
Ameiurus natalis Ictaluridae demersal 47 TL 3.3 native
Ameiurus platycephalus Ictaluridae demersal 29 TL 3.4 native
Amia calva Amiidae demersal 109 TL 3.8 native
Anguilla rostrata Anguillidae demersal 152 TL 3.7 native
Aphredoderus sayanus Aphredoderidae demersal 14 TL 3.4 native
Centrarchus macropterus Centrarchidae demersal 30 TL 3.7 native
Cyprinus carpio carpio Cyprinidae benthopelagic 147 TL 3.0 native
Dorosoma cepedianum Clupeidae pelagic 64 TL 2.0 native
Elassoma zonatum Elassomatidae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Enneacanthus gloriosus Centrarchidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Enneacanthus obesus Centrarchidae demersal 10 TL 3.0 native
Erimyzon oblongus Catostomidae demersal 36 TL 2.8 native
Erimyzon sucetta Catostomidae demersal 41 TL 2.8 native
Esox americanus americanus Esocidae demersal 44 TL 3.4 native
Esox niger Esocidae demersal 99 TL 4.0 native
Etheostoma fusiforme Percidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Etheostoma perlongum Percidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.4 endemic
Fundulus waccamensis Fundulidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 endemic
Gambusia affinis Poeciliidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.2 native
Lepisosteus osseus Lepisosteidae demersal 200 TL 4.2 native
Lepomis auritus Centrarchidae demersal 31 TL 3.1 native
Lepomis gibbosus Centrarchidae benthopelagic 40 TL 3.1 native
Lepomis gulosus Centrarchidae demersal 31 TL 3.7 native
Lepomis macrochirus Centrarchidae benthopelagic 41 TL 3.3 native
Lepomis punctatus Centrarchidae demersal 20 TL 3.0 native
Menidia extensa Atherinidae pelagic 8 TL 3.2 endemic
Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97 TL 3.8 native
Morone americana Moronidae demersal 50 TL 3.0 native
Notemigonus crysoleucas Cyprinidae demersal 30 TL 3.0 native
Notropis chalybaeus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Notropis petersoni Cyprinidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Noturus gyrinus Ictaluridae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
Perca flavescens Percidae benthopelagic 50 TL 3.7 native
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Centrarchidae benthopelagic 49 TL 4.2 native
Umbra pygmaea Umbridae demersal 15 TL 3.6 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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