• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming

Fish

BONY FISHES - (Osteichthyes) of Devils Tower

LEGEND:
C = Common
F = Fairly Common
U = Uncommon
R = Rare
* = Often Seen by Most Visitors
? = Status Unknown
X = Formerly Occurred Here
N = Not Native to the Area

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MINNOWS - (CYPRINIDAE):

  • Common carp (Cyprinus carpio) C/N
  • Creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus) U
  • Longnose dace (Rhinichthys cataractae) R
  • Flathead chub (Playgobio gracilis) U
  • Western slivery minnow (Hybognathus argyritis) U
  • Plains minnow (Hybognathus placitus) R
  • Flathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) ?
  • Sand shiner (Notropis ludibundus) C

SUCKERS - (CATOSTOMIDAE):

  • River carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) ?
  • White sucker (Catostomus commersoni) C
  • Shorthead (northern) redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum) U
  • Mountain sucker (Castostomus platyrhynchus) ?

BULLHEAD CATFISHES - (ICTALURIDAE):

  • Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) C
  • Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) C
  • Stonecat (Noturus flavus) U

SUNFISHES - (CENTRARCHIDAE):

  • Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) U/N
  • Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) C/N

PERCHES - (PERCIDAE):

  • Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) R/N

Did You Know?

News Clips of George Hopkins stranded on Devils Tower

As a publicity stunt, George Hopkins parachuted onto Devils Tower on October 1, 1941. He was stranded for six days before he could be rescued.