• 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?

Ponderosa pine tree where porcupine has eaten bark

Porcupines spend a good deal of their lives stripping off the outer bark of trees to expose and eat the cambian layer. You can see many examples of this at Devils Tower when you walk along the Tower Trail.