Taxonomy Search:

Ptychocheilus grandis
Image courtesy of Rene Reyes - Bureau of Reclamation
Ptychocheilus grandis
Taxonomic Group: Fishes
Common name: SACRAMENTO PIKEMINNOW

Overview:

Sacramento Pikeminnows (Ptychocheilus grandis) are a large predatory freshwater fish native to the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin and adjacent Russian River and Pajaro-Salina basins. They were introduced to the Chorro Creek (Morro Bay), south of San Francisco Bay, and Eel River, north of the native range probably as bait fish. Pikeminnows are a concern in the Eel River and Morrow Bay drainages where they prey on native fishes. Removal programs have been attempted but were largely ineffective.

This is some default tab content, embedded directly inside this space and not via Ajax. It can be shown when no tabs are automatically selected, or associated with a certain tab, in this case, the first tab.


Citation:

Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/.
Access Date:



Marine Invasions Lab
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

P.O. Box 28
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037-0028 Tel: 443 482 2200
Fax: 443 482 2380
invasionsweb@si.edu


Databases Overview| Chesapeake Bay | National Database |