A list of freshwater, anadromous, and euryhaline fishes of California

TitleA list of freshwater, anadromous, and euryhaline fishes of California
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsMoyle, P. B., & Davis L. H.
JournalCalifornia Fish and Game
Volume86
Issue4
Pagination244–258
AbstractThe freshwater fishes of California include 67 native resident or anadromous species, 53 non-native species, and 5 marine species that occur in fresh water, for a total of 125 species. Within these species, 100 taxa at lower levels (subspecies, Evolutionary Significant Units, runs of anadromous fish) are recognized. The number of freshwater fish species in California is increasing due to invasions of non-native fishes, which are becoming established at a rate of about 1 species every 3 years. Of the native fishes, 5 full species are extinct in California. Thus, the actual number of species maintaining populations in the state is 120. Of extant native species, 15 (22%) are threatened with extinction in the near future. Only 27 native species (40%) can be regarded as having secure populations.
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