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150 Fishes to Celebrate 150 Years

In 2020, the American Fisheries Society will celebrate its 150th Anniversary. As part of the celebration, the Society will be calling attention to 150 fishes. We are solicited nominations of fishes for the list by the Society’s membership.

The 150 Fishes list is a celebration of the biodiversity of freshwater and marine fishes of North America. These fishes will help tell the story of fish and fisheries of the continent. They may illustrate unique life histories, beauty, conservation issues, and challenges of managing and conserving these animals and their habitats.  These fishes represent our native biodiversity, but also illustrates how invasives and our own human nature have had impacts on our aquatic resources. Hence, this list will primarily focus on native species but may include non-natives when they tell a compelling fisheries story. From the stories of these fishes, the Society and the public can learn to better appreciate these amazing natural resources and be challenged to ensure that future generations will be able to experience these fishes in their native settings.

Nomination Process

Fish nominations are now closed.

Circulation Process

The 150 Fishes list will reside at the 150th Anniversary Website, information about individual fish from the list will be circulated through various social media platforms throughout the year.

This list is meant to be a fun for members and informative for the public. It is unlikely we will be able to include all nominations. We acknowledge that every fish has a story. There may be opportunities to discuss all the nominated fishes in the future.

FULL LIST OF NOMINATED FISH

Alaska Blackfish
Alligator Gar
Alligator gar
American Eel
American eel
American Paddlefish
American Paddlefish
American Paddlefish, Spoonbill, Teaspoon (really small ones)
American shad
Apache Trout
Arapaima
Arctic Grayling
Atlantic Cod
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Flyingfish
Atlantic hagfish
Atlantic menhaden
Atlantic Sturgeon
Atlantic trumpetfish
Atlantid salmon
Banded Killifish
Banggai Cardinalfish
Barrens Topminnow
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Black Sea Bass
Blue sucker
Blue Sucker
Bluefin Tuna
Bluefish
Bluegill
Bluehead Chub
Bluehead Chub
Bonneville Cutthroat Trout
Bonytail chub
Bowfin
Bowfin. Grinnel, Choupique, Swamp Musky, Beaverfish, Dogfish, Mudfish, etc
Brook trout
Brook Trout
Brown trout
Brown Trout
Bull Trout
bull trout
Bull Trout
Bull Trout
Burbot
Burbot
Cahaba Shiner
California Grunion
California Sheephead
Capelin
Caribbean Neon Goby
Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer
Carolina Madtom
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Chinook salmon
Chum Salmon
Cisco (lake herring)
coelacanth
Coho salmon
Coho Salmon
Colorado Pikeminnow
Common Carp
Crystal darter
Cutthroat Trout
Deepwater sculpin
Delta Smelt
Desert Pupfish
Dunkleosteus
elderfish
Fallfish
Fathead Minnow
Flathead Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Gila Topminnow
Gila Trout
Golden Shiner
Gray Triggerfish
Green moray
Green Sturgeon
Gulf killifish
Gulf Menhaden
Hogchoker
Humpback Chub
Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Wedge-tail triggerfish
Iowa Darter
Kingklip
Lake Sturgeon
Lake Trout
Largemouth bass
Lined Seahorse
Lingcod
Lionfish
Logperch
Longnose sucker
Lumpfish
Monkfish
Mooneye
Mummichog
Musky
Nassau Grouper
Niangua Darter
Northern Lampfish
Northern Madtom
Northern Pike
Northern Red Snapper
Ocean sunfish
Orange Spotted Sunfish
Oregon Chub
oyster toadfish
Ozark cavefish
Pacific electric ray
Pacific Halibut
Pacific Lamprey
Pacific Lamprey
Pacific Lamprey
Pacific mackerel
Pacific sardine
Pancake Batfish
Peppered Shiner
pirate perch
Pumpkinseed
Pygmy Whitefish
Queen Parrotfish
Rainbow Darter
rainbow or steelhead trout
Rainbow Trout
Razorback Sucker
Red Drum
Red grouper
Remora
Remora
Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
Rio Grande Slivery Minnow
Rockfish
Round whitefish
Roundtail Chub
Sailfish
Sandbar Shark
Sea lamprey
sergeant major
Shoal Bass
Shoal Bass
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Sickle Darter
Silver Carp
Sirajo Goby
Slimy Sculpin
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
smalltooth sawfish
Smoky Madtom
Snail darter
Snail Darter
Sockeye Salmon
Sonoyta (Quitobaquito) Pupfish
Spiny Dogfish
Spotfin Killifish
Spotted Seatrout
Steelhead Trout
Strawberry Darter
Striped Bass
Striped Sea Robin
Summer Flounder
Suwannee Bass
Swordfish
Tarpon
Three-spined stickleback
Walleye
Westslope Cutthroat Trout
Whale Shark
White Shark
White Sturgeon
White Sturgeon
Yellow Perch
Yellowfin shiner
Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout
Yoma Danio