Albino channel catfish (Genetic variation of Channel catfish)
Insects, crayfish, fish
Alligator gar
7-9.5 feet
150-300 pounds
Fish
Large rivers along the Gulf Coast
American eel
54 inches
16 pounds
Omnivorous
Newfoundland, Atlantic and Gulf coasts, Caribbean to Brazil
Bigmouth buffalo
40 inches
50 pounds
Zooplankton, insects, algae
Mississippi River drainage
Black buffalo
40 inches
50 pounds
Zooplankton, insects, algae
Mississippi River drainage, south of Minnesota and High Plains
Black bullhead
12 inches
2 pounds
Insects, crustaceans
Central United States
Black crappie
16 inches
5 pounds
Small fish
South Canada, Great Lakes, southern United States to east Texas
Blue catfish
50 inches
60 pounds
Detrius insects, mollusks, crayfish, fish
Mississppi River Basin, Gulf Coast drainages
Bluefish
48 inches
45 pounds
Fish
East coast of United States
Bluegill
16 inches
4 pounds
Small fish, invertebrates
Great Lakes to southern Florida, Gulf states to Arkansas
Bowfin
3 feet
20 pounds
Fish and vertebrates
Southern Canada to Florida
Brown bullhead
20 inches
5 pounds
Crustaceans, insects, worms, algae, mollusks, fish
Eastern United States
Chain pickerel
31 inches
9 pounds
Carnivorous
Canada to Florida Atlantic Coast, east Texas
Channel catfish
50 inches
60 pounds
Insects, crayfish, fish
Widely distributed throughout the United States
Common carp
48 inches
80 pounds
Omnivorous
Widespread throughout the United States
Creek chubsucker
14 inches
2 pounds
Small crustaceans, insects, algae
Widely distributed in United States from Gulf Coast to Great Lakes
Flathead catfish
60 inches
90 pounds
Insect larvae, crustaceans, and fish
Rio Grande, Pecos, and Gila watersheds, introduced into many western streams
Flier
7.5 inches
.5 pounds
Insects, crustaceans and small fish
Coastal Plain from south Maryland to Florida and Gulf to lower Mississippi
Freshwater drum
35 inches
54 pounds
Invertebrates
Canada, Great Lakes, Mississippi drainage to Alabama, east Mexico.
Golden shiner
12 inches
1.5 pounds
Fish
Newfoundland to south of Everglades, Rio Grande, edge of Great Plaints
Green sunfish
12 inches
2.5 pounds
Aquatic insects, insects and small fish
Tributaries of Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico
Largemouth bass
38 inches
20 pounds
Fish
Every state, originally from Great Lakes and from Rio Grande to Florida
Longear sunfish
10 inches
2 pounds
Insects, small invertebrates
Great Lakes to upper St. Lawrence River, west Florida, Texas
Longnose gar
40 inches
15 pounds
Fish
Eastern half of United States along major river ways
Mosquitofish
2.6 inches
Ounces
Surface insects and larvae, small crustaceans, algae, and its own young
Mid Atlantic region, Delaware to Florida and west to Alabama
Orange spotted sunfish
3-5 inches
.25 pounds
Small crayfish and aquatic insects
Eastern North Dakota, South Minnesota, East Texas, Louisiana, Ohio Valley and Central High Plains
Paddlefish
60 inches
160 pounds
Plankton
Mississippi and Missouri River drainages
Pygmy sunfish
1.3 inches
Several ounces
Micro crustaceans and aquatic insects
Coastal plains of the Carolinas
Red drum
61 inches
90 pounds
Crustaceans and mollusks
New York to Texas coast
Redbreast sunfish
10 inches
2 pounds
Aquatic crustaceans and invertebrates
East of Allegheny Mountains from New Brunswick to Florida
Redear sunfish
15 inches
4 pounds
Small mollusks
Mid Atlantic states to Central Florida, Gulf of Mexico
Redfin pickerel
14 inches
2 pounds
Small fish and aquatic insects
Canada throughout coastal drainage, Coastal plains from Maryland to Georgia
River Carpsucker
24 inches
10 pounds
Worms, crustaceans and algae
Great Plains from northern Mexico to Montana and Minnesota
Sauger
18 inches
4 pounds
Fish and crayfish
Central North America
Shortnose gar
2 feet
3.5 pounds
Fish, crayfish, insects
Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio River drainages
Skipjack herring
21 inches
3.5 pounds
Small fish
Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri Rivers
Smallmouth buffalo
3 feet
51 pounds
Small crustaceans, aquatic insects
Below Great Lakes, mid-central states, south Texas
Spotted gar
3 feet
28 pounds
Fish
Coastal plains of Texas and Louisiana, lowlands of Oklahoma, Missour
Spotted seatrout
36 inches
16 pounds
Shrimp and fish
New York to Florida and throughout the Gulf of Mexico
Spotted sucker
19 inches
4.5 pounds
Aquatic insects, algae
Lower Great Lakes and Gulf to Atlantic. Coast Texas to North Carolina drainages
Striped bass
50 inches
70 pounds
Fish
Gulf of St. Lawrence to north Florida, Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana
Warmouth
12 inches
2 pounds
Minnows, insects
Primarily southern United States
White bass
18 inches
3-4 pounds
Minnows and small invertebrates
Great Lakes, eastern central United States, Gulf of Mexico to Missouri River
White crappie
16 inches
5 pounds
Small fish
Great Lakes, Texas, Louisiana, east coast
Yellow bullhead
12 inches
2 pounds
Detrius plant matter, crayfish, insects, mollusks, fish
Eastern half of United States