North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
A class of vertebrate animals that breathe with gills and swim with fins. Fish can survive only in the water. Many fish are covered in scales.
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American Shad
Alosa sapidissima

Game Fish

American Shad Information 

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Atlantic Sturgeon
Acipenser oxyrinchus

Nongame Fish

Profile (PDF)

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Black Crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Game Fish

Black Crappie Information 

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Blue Catfish
Ictalurus furcatus

Nongame Fish

Blue Catfish Information

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Bluegill
Lepomis macrochirus

Game Fish

Bluegill Information 

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Bodie Bass (hybrid striped bass)
Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops

Game Fish

Bodie Bass Information

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Bowfin
Amia calva

Nongame Fish

Bowfin Information

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Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis

Game Fish

Brook Trout Information 

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Brown Trout
Salmo trutta

Game Fish

Brown Trout Information

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Bullhead Catfish
Ameiurus species

Nongame Fish

Bullhead Catfish Information

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Cape Fear Shiner
Notropis mekistocholas

Endangered

Cape Fear Shiner Information

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Carolina Madtom
Noturus furiosus

Nongame Fish

Carolina Madtom Information

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Carolina Redhorse
Moxostoma sp. ‘Carolina’

Threatened

Carolina Redhorse Information

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Chain Pickerel
Esox niger

Game Fish

Chain Pickerel Information

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Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus

Nongame Fish

Channel Catfish Information

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Common Carp
Cyprinus carpio

Nongame Fish

Common Carp Information

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Flathead Catfish
Pylodictis olivaris

Nongame Fish

Flathead Catfish Information

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Golden Topminnow
Fundulus chrysotus

Nongame Fish

Golden Topminnow Information

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Green Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus

Game Fish

Green Sunfish Information

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Hickory Shad
Alosa mediocris

Game Fish

Hickory Shad Information

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Largemouth Bass
Micropterus salmoides

Game Fish

Largemouth Bass Information 

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Muskellunge
Esox masquinongy

Game Fish

Muskellunge Information

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Pirate Perch
Aphredoderus sayanus

Nongame Fish

Pirate Perch Information

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Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus

Game Fish

Pumpkinseed Information

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Rainbow Trout
Oncorhyncus mykiss

Game Fish

Rainbow Trout Information

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Redbreast Sunfish
Lepomis auritus

Game Fish

Redbreast Sunfish Information

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Redear Sunfish
Lepomis microlophus

Game Fish

Redear Sunfish Information

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Roanoke Bass
Ambloplites cavifrons

Game Fish

Roanoke Bass Information

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Roanoke Hogsucker
Hypentelium roanokense

Nongame Fish

Roanoke Hogsucker Information 

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Roanoke Logperch
Percina rex

Endangered

Roanoke Logperch Information

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Robust Redhorse
Moxostoma robustum

Endangered

Robust Redhorse Information 

Fact sheet (low resolution)

Fact sheet (high resolution) 

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Rock Bass
Ambloplites rupestris

Game Fish

Rock Bass Information

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Sea Lamprey
Petromyzon marinus

Nongame Fish

Sea Lamprey Information

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Sicklefin Redhorse
Moxostoma sp.  

Threatened

Sicklefin Redhorse Information

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Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus dolomieu

Game Fish

Smallmouth Bass Information

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Spotfin Chub
Erimonax monachus

Threatened

Spotfin Chub Information

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Spotted Bass
Micropterus punctulatus

Game Fish

Spotted Bass Information

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Striped Bass
Morone saxatilis

Game Fish

Striped Bass Information 

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Tangerine Darter
Percina aurantiaca

Nongame Fish

Tangerine Darter Information 

 

Waccamaw Silverside
Menidia extensa

Threatened

Waccamaw Silverside Information

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Walleye
Sander vitreus

Game Fish

Walleye Information 

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Warmouth
Lepomis gulosus

Game Fish

Warmouth Information

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White Bass
Morone chrysops

Game Fish

White Bass Information

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White Catfish
Ameiurus catus

Nongame Fish

White Catfish Information

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White Crappie
Pomoxis annularis

Game Fish

White Crappie Information 

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White Perch
Morone americana

Game Fish

White Perch Information

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Yellow Perch
Perca flavescens

Game Fish

Yellow Perch Information