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Sand Shiner - Notropis stramineus Sand shiners are a small silvery minnow found throughout much of Ohio in streams with a sandy substrate.

Shortnose Gar - Lepisosteus platostomus Shortnose gar are only found in the Ohio River and the lower portion of some of its major tributaries, particularly the Scioto River in Ohio. ! Ohio Status: Endangered

Channel Shiner - Notropis wickliffi Channel shiners are one of the most abundant species of minnows in the Ohio River.

Silver Shiner - Notropis photogenis Silver shiners can often be seen jumping out of the water to capture flying insects at the tail end of deep swift riffles in moderate sized clear streams.

Tubenose Goby - Proterorhinus semilunaris Tubenose gobies were introduced to the Great Lakes from the Black and Caspian Seas in Europe by the release of Ballast water from trans-Atlantic cargo ships in the early 1990's.

Smallmouth Buffalo - Ictiobus bubalus The smallmouth buffalo prefers areas with swifter current than the black or bigmouth buffalo.

Black Buffalo - Ictiobus niger Black buffalo are the least common of the three species of buffalo found in Ohio waters.

White Bass - Morone chrysops White bass are a popular sport fish that can be caught in large number when they make their spring spawning migrations up tributaries of larger water bodies.

Logperch Darter - Percina caprodes Logperch are the largest species of darter found in Ohio and also one of the most common. They are probably the only darter that is occasionally caught on hook and line by fisherman.

Freshwater Drum - Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater drum are primarily active at night, when large schools of them feed in shallow water. They communicate by making drumming, or croaking sounds with specialized muscles that vibrate against their air bladders. The Native Americans referred to them as buffalo fish because of how similar their grunts sound to that of the American bison.