Checklist of Bony Fish that live in the waters of Mount Desert Island and adjacent ocean
(Class Osteichthyes, Phylum Chordata, Kingdom Animalia)

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 18 June 2010)

Below is a working checklist of bony fish that are reported to live in the waters of Mount Desert Island and adjacent ocean.

Please send corrections and updates to Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Anguilliformes Anguillidae Anguilla rostrata ? American Eel ANP
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Alosa pseudoharengus ? Alewife ANP
Clupeiformes Clupeidae Brevoortia tyrannus ? Atlantic Menhaden ANP
Cypriniformes Catostomidae Catostomus commersoni ? White Sucker ANP
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Luxilus cornutus ? Common Shiner ANP
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Notemigonus crysoleucas ? Golden Shiner ANP
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Semotilus atromaculatus ? Creek Chub ANP
Cypriniformes Cyprinidae Semotilus corporalis ? Fallfish ANP
Siluriformes Ictaluridae Ameiurus nebulosus ? Brown Bullhead ANP
Osmeriformes Osmeridae Osmerus mordax ? Rainbow Smelt ANP
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo salar ? Atlantic Salmon ANP
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salmo trutta ? Brown Trout ANP
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis ? Brook Trout ANP
Salmoniformes Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush ? Lake Trout ANP
Esociformes Esocidae Esox niger ? Chain Pickerel ANP
Gadiformes Gadidae Pollachius virens ? Pollock ANP
Atheriniformes A[e?]therinopsidae Menidia menidia ? Atlantic Silverside ANP
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus diaphanus ? Banded Killifish ANP
Cyprinodontiformes Fundulidae Fundulus heteroclitus ? Mummichog ANP
Gasterosteiformes Gasterosteidae Gasterosteus aculeatus ? Threesine Stickleback ANP
Perciformes Labridae Tautogolabrus adspersus ? Cunner ANP
Perciformes Moronidae Morone americana ? White Perch ANP
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu ? Smallmouth Bass ANP
Perciformes Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides ? Largemouth Bass ANP
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis auritus ? Redbreast Sunfish ANP
Perciformes Centrarchidae Lepomis gibbosus ? Pumpkinseed ANP
Perciformes Percidae Perca flavescens ? Yellow Perch ANP
Pleuronectiformes Pleuronectidae Limanda ferruginea ? Yellowtail Flounder ANP

   ANP = Acadia National Park e-nature web site: