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Endangered and Threatened Fish

Redspotted sunfish
Photo credit Illinois Natural History Survey

Common name Species Status
Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens Endangered
Western Sand Darter Ammocrypta clarum Endangered
Bluebreast Darter  Etheostoma camurum Endangered
Harlequin Darter  Etheostoma histrio Endangered
Cypress Minnow  Hybognathus hayi Endangered
Bigeye Chub  Hybopsis amblops Endangered
Pallid Shiner  Hybopsis amnis Endangered
Northern Brook Lamprey Ichthyomyzon fossor Endangered
Redspotted Sunfish  Lepomis miniatus Endangered
Sturgeon Chub  Macrhybopsis gelida Endangered
Greater Redhorse  Moxostoma valenciennesi Endangered
River Chub  Nocomis micropogon Endangered
Pugnose Shiner  Notropis anogenus Endangered
Bigeye Shiner  Notropis boops Endangered
Blacknose Shiner  Notropis heterolepis Endangered
Taillight Shiner  Notropis maculatus Endangered
Weed Shiner  Notropis texanus Endangered
Northern Madtom  Noturus stigmosus Endangered
Pallid Sturgeon  Scaphirhynchus albus Endangered
Eastern Sand Darter  Ammocrypta pellucidum Threatened
American Eel Anguilla rostrata Threatened
Longnose Sucker  Catostomus catostomus Threatened
Cisco   Coregonus artedi Threatened
Crystal Darter Crystallaria asprella Threatened
Gravel Chub  Erimystax x-punctatus Threatened
Iowa Darter  Etheostoma exile Threatened
Banded Killifish  Fundulus diaphanus Threatened
Starhead Topminnow  Fundulus dispar Threatened
Brassy minnow Hybognathus hankinsoni Threatened
Least Brook Lamprey Lampetra aepyptera Threatened
Bantam Sunfish  Lepomis symmetricus Threatened
American Brook Lamprey Lethenteron appendix Threatened
River Redhorse  Moxostoma carinatum Threatened
Ironcolor Shiner  Notropis chalybaeus Threatened
Blackchin Shiner  Notropis heterodon Threatened