Ohio Dominican University's Ichthyology Class (ENV330)

Blake Mathys, Ph.D.

Summer 2017


Ohio Dominican's second Ichthyology class was held during the summer of 2017 (click here for pictures from the first class which was held in the summer of 2015). We visited multiple locations to capture fish; below are pictures and the full species list from the course. I would especially like to thank Ohio EPA's Division of Surface Water for helping to make this class a success. We were able to observe 41 fish species in the wild, including Tippecanoe Darters, which were found in Alum Creek for the first time ever! The course will be offered again in summer of 2019.


The class walking to our first day of seining (which was on campus, in Argyle Run)

Full Species List:

CLUPEIDAE

Dorosoma cepedianum

Gizzard Shad

CYPRINIDAE

Campostoma anomalum

Central Stoneroller

Cyprinella spiloptera

Spotfin Shiner

Cyprinus carpio

Common Carp

Erimystax dissimilis

Streamline Chub

Luxilus chrysocephalus

Striped Shiner

Lythrurus fasciolaris

Scarlet Shiner

Lythrurus umbratilis

Redfin Shiner

Notropis buccatus

Silverjaw Minnow

Notropis photogenis

Silver Shiner

Notropis stramineus

Sand Shiner

Phenacobius mirabilis

Suckermouth Minnow

Pimephales notatus

Bluntnose Minnow

Rhinichthys obtusus

Western Blacknose Dace

Semotilus atromaculatus

Creek Chub

LEPISOSTEIDAE

Lepisosteus osseus

Longnose Gar

CATOSTOMIDAE

Moxostoma erythrurum

Golden Redhorse

Hypentelium nigricans

Northern Hog Sucker

Catostomus commersonii

Common White Sucker

ICTALURIDAE

Ameiurus natalis

Yellow Bullhead

Noturus gyrinus

Tadpole Madtom

Ictalurus punctatus

Channel Catfish

ATHERINOPSIDAE

Labidesthes sicculus

Brook Silverside

CENTRARCHIDAE

Ambloplites rupestris

Rock Bass

Micropterus dolomieu

Smallmouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides

Largemouth Bass

Lepomis cyanellus

Green Sunfish

Lepomis macrochirus

Bluegill

Lepomis megalotis

Longear Sunfish

Lepomis humilis

Orangespotted Sunfish

Lepomis microlophus

Redear Sunfish

PERCIDAE

Percina caprodes

Logperch

Etheostoma blennioides

Greenside Darter

Etheostoma caeruleum

Rainbow Darter

Etheostoma camurum

Bluebreast Darter

Etheostoma nigrum

Johnny Darter

Etheostoma zonale

Banded Darter

Etheostoma flabellare

Fantail Darter

Etheostoma spectabile

Orangethroat Darter

Etheostoma variatum

Variegate Darter

Etheostoma tippecanoe

Tippecanoe Darter

Creek Chubs (Semotilus atromaculatus) from Argyle Run on Ohio Dominican's campus

Bluntnose Minnow (Pimephales notatus) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Banded Darter (Etheostoma zonale) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Tippecanoe Darter (Etheostoma tippecanoe) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus (the first time it has ever been found in Alum Creek!)

Streamline Chub (Erimystax dissimilis) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Bluntnose Minnow (top, Pimephales notatus) and Suckermouth Minnow (bottom, Phenacobius mirabilis) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Ben Rich (blue shirt) and Drew Phillips (orange shirt) explain electrofishing techniques at Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

ODU Ichthyology students listen to electrofishing explanations at Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Katy holds a Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Hybrid sunfish from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Orangespotted Sunfish (Lepomis humilis) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Katy holds a Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Rock Bass (top, Ambloplites rupestris), Largemouth Bass (middle, Micropterus salmoides), and Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) from Blacklick Creek near Ohio EPA's Groveport facility

Rainbow Darters (Etheostoma caeruleum) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Blackstripe Topminnow (Fundulus notatus) from Alum Creek on Ohio Dominican's campus

Ichthyology students identify a Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus) from Bokes Creek

Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus) from Bokes Creek

Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus) from Bokes Creek

Silverjaw Minnow (Notropis buccatus) from Bokes Creek

Striped Shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus ) from Bokes Creek

Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) from Bokes Creek (the first ever seen on Dr. Mathys' property)

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) from Bokes Creek

Happy ichthyology students

Grass Pickerel (Esox americanus) from Bokes Creek

Orangethroat Darter (Etheostoma spectabile) from Bokes Creek

Fantail Darter (Etheostoma flabellare) from Bokes Creek

Ichthyology students in Bokes Creek

Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) from Bokes Creek

Northern Hog Sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) from Bokes Creek

Brooklyn observes a Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Spotfin Shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Northern Hog Sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Eye of Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Queen Snake (Regina septemvittata) from the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Brooklyn (L), Dez, and Katy (R) at the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Wyatt (L) and Kelly (R) at the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Left to Right: Wyatt, Sarah, Brooklyn, Dez, and Katy at the Olentangy River in Highbanks Metropark

Bluebreast Darter (Etheostoma camurum) from the Kokosing River

Variegate Darter (Etheostoma variatum) from the Kokosing River

Dr. Mathys in the Kokosing River

Hellgrammite from the Kokosing River

Young Rock Bass (Ambloplites rupestris) from the Kokosing River


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