Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Inland Fisheries and Coastal Fisheries Divisions maintain purview over the following freshwater and marine fish species. Inquiries about rare, threatened, and endangered fish species should be directed to those TPWD Divisions

Catfishes

State Status

Federal Status

Widemouth Blindcat
Satan eurystomus
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Threatened

 

Toothless Blindcat
Trogloglanis pattersoni
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Threatened

 

Coastal Fishes

State Status

Federal Status

River Goby
Awaous banana
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Threatened

 

Mexican Goby
Ctenogobius claytonii
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Threatened

 

Opossum Pipefish
Microphis brachyurus
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Threatened

 

Smalltooth Sawfish
Pristis pectinata
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Endangered

Endangered

Killifishes

State Status

Federal Status

Leon Springs Pupfish
Cyprinodon bovinus
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Endangered

Endangered

Comanche Springs Pupfish
Cyprinodon elegans
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Endangered

Endangered

Conchos Pupfish
Cyprinodon eximius
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Threatened

 

Pecos Pupfish
Cyprinodon pecosensis
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Threatened

 

Large River Fish

State Status

Federal Status

Paddlefish
Polyodon spathula
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Threatened

 

Shovelnose Sturgeon
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus
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Threatened

 

Livebearers

State Status

Federal Status

San Felipe Gambusia
Gambusia clarkhubbsi
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Threatened

 

Big Bend Gambusia
Gambusia gaigei
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Endangered

Endangered

San Marcos Gambusia
(species extinct)
Gambusia georgei
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Endangered

Endangered

Clear Creek Gambusia
Gambusia heterochir
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Endangered

Endangered

Pecos Gambusia
Gambusia nobilis
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Endangered

Endangered

Blotched Gambusia
(except experimental populations, species extinct in the wild)
Gambusia senilis
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Threatened

 

Minnows

State Status

Federal Status

Mexican Stoneroller
Campostoma ornatum
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Threatened

 

Proserpine Shiner
Cyprinella proserpina
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Threatened

 

Devils River Minnow
Dionda diaboli
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Threatened

Threatened

Rio Grande Chub
Gila pandora
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Threatened

 

Rio Grande Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus amarus
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Endangered

Endangered

Arkansas River Shiner
Notropis girardi
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Threatened

Threatened

Chihuahua Shiner
Notropis chihuahua
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Threatened

 

Bluntnose Shiner
(species extinct)
Notropis simus
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Threatened

 

Bluehead Shiner
Pteronotropis hubbsi
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Threatened

 

Suckers

State Status

Federal Status

Blue Sucker
Cycleptus elongatus
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Threatened

 

Creek Chubsucker
Cycleptus elongatus
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Threatened

 

Perches

State Status

Federal Status

Fountain Darter
Etheostoma fonticola
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Endangered

Endangered

Rio Grande Darter
Etheostoma grahami
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Threatened

 

Blackside Darter
Percina maculata
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Threatened

 
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