• America's First

    Devils Tower

    National Monument Wyoming


BONY FISHES - (Osteichthyes) of Devils Tower

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



  • 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


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


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


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


  • Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) R/N

Did You Know?

Black tailed prairie dog

Eradication programs have reduced the black-tailed prairie dog’s range from thousands of square miles to a few scattered preserves like this one at Devils Tower National Monument. They now inhabit about 2% of the area they once occupied 200 years ago.