West Brach Susquehanna River Fish

Potential Fish Species in West Branch of the Susquehanna and Contributing Watersheds (Cooper 1983)

Common NameGenus / Species
American eel Antuilla rostrata
American shad Alosa sapidissima
Rainbow trout Salmo gairdneri
Brown trout Salmo trutta
Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Chain pickerel Esox niger
Central stoneroller Campostoma anomalum
Redside dance Clinostomus elongatus
Common carp Cypirnus carpio
Cutlips minnow Exoglossum maxillingua
Eastern silvery minnow Hybognathus regius
River chub Nocomis micropogon
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas
Comely shiner Notropis amoenus
Satinfin shiner Notropis analostinus
Common shiner Notropis cornutus
Spottail shiner Notropis hudsonius
Swallowtail shiner Notropis procne
Rosyface shiner Notropis rubellus
Spotfin shiner Notropis spilopterus
Northern redbelly dace Phoxinus eos
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas
Blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus
Longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus
Fallfish Semotilus corporalis
Pearl dace Semotilus margarita
Quillback Carpiodes cyprinus
White sucker Catostomus commersoni
Creek chubsucker Erimyzon oblongus
Northern hog sucker Hypentelium nigricans
Shorthead Redhorse Moxostoma macrolepidotum
Yellow bullhead Ictalurus natalis
Brown bullhead Ictalurus nebulosus
Margined madtom Noturus insignis
Banded killfish Fundulus diaphanus
Striped bass Morone saxatilis
Rock bass Ambloplites rupestris
Bluespotted sunfish Enneacanthus gloriosus
Readbreast sunfish Lepomis auritus
Green sunfish Lwpomis cyanellus
Pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides
Greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides
Fantail darter Etheostoma flabellare
Tessellated darter Etheostoma olmstedi
Banded darter Etheostoma zonale
Yellow perch Perca flavescens
Shield darter Percina peltata
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum
Mottled sculpin Cottus bairdi
Slimy sculpin Cottus cognatus
Northern pike Esox lucius
Muskellunge Esox masquinongy
Amur pike Esox reicherti
Goldfish Carassius auritus
Mimic shiner Notropis volucellus
White bass Morone chrysops
Redear sunfish Lepomis microlophus
White crappie Pomoxis annularis
Black crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Additional refrences provided by:

Argent, David G., R. F. Carline, and J. R. Stauffer, JR. Changes in the Distribution of Pennsylvania Fishes: The Last 100 Years. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 72(1): 32-37, 1998.
Cooper, Edwin L., Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States. The Pennsylvania State University, 1983.

Documented Fish Species in West Branch of Susquehanna and Contributing Watersheds

Common NameGenus / Species
Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis
White sucker Catostomus commersoni
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieui
White crappie Pomoxis annularis
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Carp Cyprinus carpio
Chain pickerel Esox niger
Fallfish Semotilus corporalis
Pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus
Redbreast sunfish Lepomis auritus
Rock bass Ambloplites rupestris
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides
Bluegill Lepomis macrochirus
Johnny darter Etheostoma nigrum
Muskellunge Esox masquinongy
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum
Trout Salmo spp.
Brown trout Salmo trutta
Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Brown bullhead Ictalurus nebulosis
Northern sucker Hypentelium nigricans
Blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus
Cutlips Minnow Exoglossum maxillingua
Common shiner Notropis cornutus
Spottail shiner Notropis hudsonius
Rosyface shiner Notropis rubellus
Bluntnose minnow Pimephales notatus
Blacknose dace Rhinichthys atratulus
Longnose dace Rhinichtrhys cataractae
Creek chub Semotilus atromaculatus
Yellow bullhead Ictalurus natalis
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus
Marginated madtom Noturus insignus
Yellow perch Perca flavescens
Shield darter Percina peltata
Tessellated darter Etheostoma olmstedi
Golden shiner Notemigonus crysoleucas
Spotfin shiner Notropis spilopterus
Central quillback Carpiodes cyprinus hinei
Golden redhorse Moxostoma erythrurum
Greater redhorse Moxostoma valenccieennesi
Redbreast sunfish Lepomis auritus

Refrences provided by:

  1. Watershed Restoration Action Strategy, Subbasion 08C, Clearfield Creek Watershed (West Branch Susquehanna River) Clearfield and Cambria Counties. January 24, 2000
  2. NAWQA Field Data, 9-16-92 & 7-28-94
  3. NAWQA Field Data, 10-22-92 & 7-28-94
  4. Comments on Request for Stocking W. Branch Susquehanna River near Williamsport. Richard A. Snyder, Chief Fisheries Mangement Section. June 19, 1981
  5. Mitcheltree, Eric W., Species collected for permit #144, Type I. September, 1997- December, 1999
  6. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Water Pollution Reports. Fish Commission
  7. Penns Creek Tributary to West Branch Susquehanna River. PA Fish and Boat Commission Comments and Recommendations, December 16, 1998
  8. Report of Fish Collections in Lower West Branch- Susquehanna River. 1981
  9. Number of species of fishers collected by Electroshocking, West Branch, Susquehanna River, Clearfield County. October 1982
  10. Aquatic Biology Investigation, West Branch Susquehanna River, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland. Charels E. Gummo & Gerald G. Miller, July 23, 1973 thru July 26, 1973