Misc Fish from Different Families Flashcards


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Bowfin ( Fresh water dog fish )

* long dorsal fin

* male gaurds nest

* Males have eye spot by caudal fin

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Darter

* smallest MN fish, at 1.5 inches

* 14 kinds

* Transparent fins

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Freshwater Drum ( aka ) sheepshead

* round-profiled

* silver humpbacked

* has an angled dorsal fin- cut a triangle out

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Lake Sturgeon

* MN largest fish - over 100 pounds

* bottom feeder

* have wiskers underneath jaw

* bony like plates on their body

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Long Nosed Gar

* diamond shaped scales
* long nosed
* eggs have toxic coating
* night feeders

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Paddle Fish

* related to the sturgeon

* does not have bones
* paddle like nose

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Sea Lamprey

* scaleless, eel like
* has a sucker mouth with rings of teeth

* Anadromous- born in freshwater, move to salt water and then return to fresh water to spawn

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Smelt

* silver colored

* sensitive to lights

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Bigmouth Buffalo

* largest member of the sucker family

* likes like carp without barbles

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White sucker

* big lips with no teeth

* soft fins

* dark on top light underneath

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Burbot ( Eelpout )

* burbot is french for mud

* fresh water member of the cod family