Fish Data

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Download spatial data for all native fish species (1.1GB) as a zipped set of Esri Shapefiles. The zip package includes PNG image rangemaps as well. To get the most flexible and powerful copy of the PISCES database that can export in other formats and more rich maps, download the software installer for ArcGIS 10.2 and above.

Website Note

Since the web upgrade, we no longer provide individual species pages for data downloads. Please uses the link above to download all species. The table below lists all species which are represented in the main download.

FID Scientific Name Common Name Katz-Moyle Status
AAM02 Acipenser medirostris Southern green sturgeon 1-Endangered
AAM01 Acipenser medirostris Northern green sturgeon 2-Vulnerable
AAT01 Acipenser transmontanus White sturgeon 2-Vulnerable
CAI01 Archoplites interruptus Sacramento perch 1-Endangered
CCF01 Catostomus fumeiventris Owens sucker 3-Watch List
CCL02 Catostomus latipinnis Flannelmouth sucker 1-Endangered
CCL01 Catostomus luxatus Lost River sucker 1-Endangered
CCM01 Catostomus microps Modoc sucker 1-Endangered
CCO04 Catostomus occidentalis humboldtianus Humboldt sucker 4-Relatively Secure
CCO02 Catostomus occidentalis lacusanserinus Goose Lake sucker 2-Vulnerable
CCO03 Catostomus occidentalis mnioltiltus Monterey sucker 4-Relatively Secure
CCO01 Catostomus occidentalis occidentalis Sacramento sucker 4-Relatively Secure
CCP01 Catostomus platyrhynchus Lahontan mountain sucker 3-Watch List
CCR01 Catostomus rimiculus Klamath smallscale sucker 4-Relatively Secure
CCS02 Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker 1-Endangered
CCS01 Catostomus snyderi Klamath largescale sucker 2-Vulnerable
CCT01 Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker 4-Relatively Secure
CCB01 Chasmistes brevirostris Shortnose sucker 2-Vulnerable
CCA04 Cottus aleuticus Coastrange sculpin 4-Relatively Secure
CCA03 Cottus asper subspecies Clear Lake prickly sculpin 3-Watch List
CCA02 Cottus asper subspecies Prickly sculpin 4-Relatively Secure
CCA01 Cottus asperrimus Rough sculpin 3-Watch List
CCB02 Cottus beldingi Paiute sculpin 4-Relatively Secure
CCG01 Cottus gulosus Riffle sculpin 3-Watch List
CCK03 Cottus klamathensis klamathensis Upper Klamath marbled sculpin 3-Watch List
CCK01 Cottus klamathensis macrops Bigeye marbled sculpin 2-Vulnerable
CCK02 Cottus klamathensis polyporus Lower Klamath marbled sculpin 3-Watch List
CCP03 Cottus perplexus Reticulate sculpin 3-Watch List
CCP02 Cottus pitensis Pit sculpin 4-Relatively Secure
CCM02 Cyprinodon macularius Desert pupfish 1-Endangered
CCN02 Cyprinodon nevadensis amargosae Amargosa River pupfish 2-Vulnerable
CCN03 Cyprinodon nevadensis calidae Tecopa pupfish 0-Extinct
CCN01 Cyprinodon nevadensis nevadensis Saratoga Springs pupfish 2-Vulnerable
CCN04 Cyprinodon nevadensis shoshone Shoshone pupfish 1-Endangered
CCR02 Cyprinodon radiosus Owens pupfish 1-Endangered
CCS04 Cyprinodon salinus milleri Cottonball Marsh pupfish 2-Vulnerable
CCS03 Cyprinodon salinus salinus Salt Creek pupfish 2-Vulnerable
PES01 Entosphenus similis Klamath River lamprey 3-Watch List
PET02 Entosphenus tridentata Goose Lake lamprey 2-Vulnerable
PET01 Entosphenus tridentata Pacific lamprey 3-Watch List
GEN01 Eucyclogobius newberryi Tidewater goby 2-Vulnerable
CFP01 Fundulus parvipinnis California killifish 4-Relatively Secure
GGA01 Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus Coastal threespine stickleback 4-Relatively Secure
GGA02 Gasterosteus aculeatus microcephalus Inland threespine stickleback 4-Relatively Secure
GGA04 Gasterosteus aculeatus subspecies Shay Creek stickleback 1-Endangered
GGA03 Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni Unarmored threespine stickleback 1-Endangered
CGC01 Gila coerulea Blue chub 3-Watch List
CGE01 Gila elegans Bonytail 0-Extinct
CGO01 Gila orcutti Arroyo chub 2-Vulnerable
OHP01 Hypomesus pacificus Delta smelt 1-Endangered
EHT03 Hysterocarpus traskii lagunae Clear Lake tule perch 3-Watch List
EHT02 Hysterocarpus traskii pomo Russian River tule perch 3-Watch List
EHT01 Hysterocarpus traskii traskii Sacramento tule perch 3-Watch List
PLA01 Lampetra ayersi River lamprey 3-Watch List
PLH01 Lampetra hubbsi Kern brook lamprey 2-Vulnerable
PLL01 Lampetra lethophaga Pit-Klamath brook lamprey 3-Watch List
PLR01 Lampetra richardsoni Western brook lamprey 3-Watch List
CLE02 Lavinia exilicauda chi Clear Lake hitch 1-Endangered
CLE01 Lavinia exilicauda exilicauda Sacramento hitch 3-Watch List
CLE03 Lavinia exilicauda harengeus Monterey hitch 2-Vulnerable
CLS08 Lavinia mitrulus Northern (Pit) roach 2-Vulnerable
CLS08 Lavinia parvipinnus Northern (Pit) roach 3-Watch List
CLS06 Lavinia symmetricus navarroensis Navarro roach 3-Watch List
CLS05 Lavinia symmetricus subditus Monterey roach 3-Watch List
CLS02 Lavinia symmetricus subspecies Red Hills roach 2-Vulnerable
CLS04 Lavinia symmetricus subspecies Clear Lake roach 3-Watch List
CLS07 Lavinia symmetricus subspecies Tomales roach 3-Watch List
CLS01 Lavinia symmetricus symmetricus Central California roach 3-Watch List
CLS03 Lavinia symmetricussubspecies Russian River roach 3-Watch List
CMC01 Mylopharodon conocephalus Hardhead 3-Watch List
SOC01 Oncorhynchus clarki clarki Coastal cutthroat trout 3-Watch List
SOC03 Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi Lahontan cutthroat trout 2-Vulnerable
SOC02 Oncorhynchus clarki seleneris Paiute cutthroat trout 1-Endangered
SOG01 Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink salmon 1-Endangered
SOK03 Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon 1-Endangered
SOK02 Oncorhynchus kisutch Southern Oregon Northern California coast coho salmon 1-Endangered
SOK01 Oncorhynchus kisutch Central Coast coho salmon 1-Endangered
SOM02 Oncorhynchus mykiss Northern California coast summer steelhead 1-Endangered
SOM04 Oncorhynchus mykiss Klamath Mountains Province summer steelhead 1-Endangered
SOM08 Oncorhynchus mykiss Southern California steelhead 1-Endangered
SOM07 Oncorhynchus mykiss South Central California coast steelhead 2-Vulnerable
SOM05 Oncorhynchus mykiss Central California coast winter steelhead 2-Vulnerable
SOM06 Oncorhynchus mykiss Central Valley steelhead 2-Vulnerable
SOM01 Oncorhynchus mykiss Northern California coast winter steelhead 3-Watch List
SOM03 Oncorhynchus mykiss Klamath Mountains Province winter steelhead 3-Watch List
SOM14 Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita California golden trout 2-Vulnerable
SOM12 Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum Eagle Lake rainbow trout 2-Vulnerable
SOM13 Oncorhynchus mykiss gilberti Kern River rainbow trout 1-Endangered
SOM09 Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus Coastal rainbow trout 4-Relatively Secure
SOM10 Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei McCloud River redband trout 1-Endangered
SOM11 Oncorhynchus mykiss subspecies Goose Lake redband trout 3-Watch List
SOM15 Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei Little Kern golden trout 2-Vulnerable
SOT07 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley late fall Chinook salmon 1-Endangered
SOT02 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Upper Klamath-Trinity spring Chinook salmon 1-Endangered
SOT06 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley spring Chinook salmon 2-Vulnerable
SOT05 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley winter Chinook salmon 2-Vulnerable
SOT04 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha California Coast fall Chinook salmon 2-Vulnerable
SOT01 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Upper Klamath-Trinity fall Chinook salmon 2-Vulnerable
SOT08 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Central Valley fall Chinook salmon 2-Vulnerable
SOT03 Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Southern Oregon Northern California coast fall Chinook salmon 3-Watch List
COM01 Orthodon microlepidotus Sacramento blackfish 4-Relatively Secure
CPC01 Pogonichthys ciscoides Clear Lake splittail 0-Extinct
CPC01 Pogonichthys ciscoides Clear Lake splittail 4-Relatively Secure
CPM01 Pogonichthys macrolepidotus Sacramento splittail 2-Vulnerable
SPW01 Prosopium williamsoni Mountain whitefish 3-Watch List
CPG01 Ptychocheilus grandis Sacramento pikeminnow 4-Relatively Secure
CPL01 Ptychocheilus lucius Colorado pikeminnow 0-Extinct
CRO03 Rhinichthys osculus klamathensis Klamath speckled dace 4-Relatively Secure
CRO06 Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis Amargosa Canyon speckled dace 1-Endangered
CRO02 Rhinichthys osculus robustus Lahontan speckled dace 4-Relatively Secure
CRO04 Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Owens speckled dace 1-Endangered
CRO07 Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Santa Ana speckled dace 1-Endangered
CRO05 Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Long Valley speckled dace 1-Endangered
CRO01 Rhinichthys osculus subspecies Sacramento speckled dace 4-Relatively Secure
CRE01 Richardsonius egregius Lahontan redside 4-Relatively Secure
SSC01 Salvelinus confluentus Bull trout 0-Extinct
CSB01 Siphatales bicolor bicolor Klamath tui chub 4-Relatively Secure
CSB04 Siphatales bicolor obesus Lahontan stream tui chub 4-Relatively Secure
CSB03 Siphatales bicolor pectinifer Lahontan lake tui chub 2-Vulnerable
CSB06 Siphatales bicolor snyderi Owens tui chub 1-Endangered
CSB02 Siphatales bicolor subspecies High Rock Springs tui chub 0-Extinct
CSB05 Siphatales bicolor subspecies Eagle Lake tui chub 3-Watch List
CSC01 Siphatales crassicauda Thicktail chub 0-Extinct
CSM01 Siphatales mohavensis Mojave tui chub 1-Endangered
CST02 Siphatales thalassinus subspecies Pit River tui chub 4-Relatively Secure
CST01 Siphatales thalassinus thalassinus Goose Lake tui chub 3-Watch List
CST03 Siphatales thalassinus vaccaceps Cow Head tui chub 2-Vulnerable
OST01 Spirinchus thaleichthys Longfin smelt 2-Vulnerable
OTP01 Thaleichthys pacificus Eulachon 1-Endangered
CXT01 Xyrauchen texanus Razorback sucker 1-Endangered

Vulnerability Data

Climate change vulnerability of native and alien freshwater fishes of California: a rapid assessment approach

Freshwater fishes are highly vulnerable to human-caused climate change, resulting in rapid changes in status. Because quantitative data on status and trends are unavailable for most fish species, a rapid assessment approach that incorporates expert knowledge is needed to assess current status and future vulnerability. In this study, we present a method that allows systematic evaluation of potential climate change effects on freshwater fishes, using California as an example. The method uses expert knowledge of the authors, supported by literature reviews of status and biology of the fishes, to score ten metrics for both (1) current status of each species (baseline vulnerability to extinction) and (2) likely future impacts of climate change (climate change vulnerability to extinction). Baseline and climate change vulnerability scores were derived for 121 native and 43 nonnative (alien) fish species. The two scores were highly correlated with one another and were consistent among different scorers. Native species had both greater baseline and greater climate change vulnerability than alien species. Fifty percent of California’s native fish fauna was assessed as having critical or high baseline vulnerability to extinction whereas all alien species were classified as being less or least vulnerable. With respect to future climate change, 82% of native species were classified as highly vulnerable versus 19% for aliens. Our results show that predicted climate change effects on freshwater environments will dramatically change the fish fauna of California. Most of California’s native fishes will suffer population declines and become more restricted in their distributions; some will likely be driven to extinction if present trends continue. Fishes requiring cold water (<22°C) are particularly likely to go extinct. In contrast, most alien fishes will thrive, with many species likely to increase in abundance and range. However, some alien species will likewise be negatively affected through loss of aquatic habitats during severe droughts and physiologically stressful conditions in most waterways during the low flow summer months. The method presented here has high utility for predicting vulnerability to climate change of diverse fish species, so should be useful for setting conservation priorities.

The spreadsheet workbook (accessible below in an Excel format) contains the following worksheets.

  1. Module 1: baseline vulnerability;
  2. Module 2: climate change vulnerability;
  3. Module 3: overall vulnerability;
  4. Module 4: certainty analyses;
  5. Status scores and conservation status designations from Moyle et al. (2011); and
  6. Inter-scorer assessment for the Lower Klamath River fishes.