Fish in greatest need of conservation

This is a list of Massachusetts fish species in greatest need of conservation as identified in MassWildlife's 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan.

This is a list of Massachusetts fish species in greatest need of conservation as identified in MassWildlife's 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan. Click on the fish species below to learn more.

Blueback Herring  (Alosa aestivalis)

Alewife   (Alosa pseudoharengus)

American Shad  (Alosa sapidissima)

American Eel  (Anguilla rostrata)

White Sucker  (Catostomus commersoni)

Slimy Sculpin  (Cottus cognatus)

Banded Sunfish  (Enneacanthus obesus)

Creek Chubsucker  (Erimyzon oblongus)

Swamp Darter  (Etheostoma fusiforme)

Tessellated Darter  (Etheostoma olmstedi)

Spotfin Killifish  (Fundulus luciae)

Common Shiner  (Luxilus cornutus)

Sea Lamprey  (Petromyzon marinus)

Blacknose Dace  (Rhinichthys atratulus)

Longnose Dace  (Rhinichthys cataractae)

Brook Trout  (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Creek Chub  (Semotilus atromaculatus)

Fallfish  (Semotilus corporalis)

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