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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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Fish Known to Occur in

Cumberland GapNational Historical Park

Family Petromyzontidae

Lampetra aepyptera (Least Brook Lamprey)

Family Salmonidae

Salvelinus fotinalis(Brook Trout)

Family Cyprinidae

Campostoma anomalum(Central Stoneroller)

Cyprinella galactura(Whitetail Shiner)

Cyprinus carpio(Common Carp)

Luxilus chrysocephalus(Striped Shiner)

Notropis buccatus(Silverjaw Minnow)

Phoxinus cumberlandensis(Blackside Dace)

Phoxinus erythrogaster(Southern Redbelly Dace)

Pimephales notatus(Bluntnose Minnow)

Rhinichthys atratulus(Blacknose Dace)

Semotilus atromaculatus(Creek Chub)

Family Catostomidae

Catostomus commersonii (White Sucker)

Hypentelium nigricans(Northern Hog Sucker)

Family Atherinopsidae

Labidesthes sicculus (Brook Silverside)

Family Centrarchidae

Ambloplites rupestris (Rock Bass)

Lepomis gulosus(Warmouth)

Lepomis macrochirus(Bluegill)

Lepomis megalotis(Longear Sunfish)

Micropterus punctulatus(Spotted Bass)

Micropterus salmoides(Largemouth Bass)

Family Percidae

Etheostoma caeruleum (Rainbow Darter)

Etheostoma flabellare(Fantail Darter)

Etheostoma kennicotti(Stripetail Darter)

Etheostoma sagitta sagitta(Arrow Darter)

Perca flavescens(Yellow Perch)

Family Cottidae

Cottus carolinae(Banded Sculpin)

Taxonomic nomenclature from http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/

Did You Know?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.