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Alligator Gar
American Eel
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
Bigmouth Buffalo
Black Buffalo
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Black Drum
Blackstripe Topminnow
Blacktail Shiner
Blue Catfish
Blue Tilapia
Chain Pickerel
Channel Catfish
Common Carp
Flathead Catfish
Freshwater Drum
Gizzard Shad
Golden Shiner
Grass Carp
Gray Redhorse
Green Sunfish
Guadalupe Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass(wiper/palmetto)
Inland Silverside
Lake Chubsucker
Largemouth Bass
Longear Sunfish
Longnose Gar
Longnose Sucker
Northern Pike
Orangespotted Sunfish
Rainbow Trout
Red Drum
Red-bellied Pacu
Redbreast Sunfish
Redear Sunfish
Redfin Pickerel
Redspotted Sunfish
Rio Grande Cichlid
River Carpsucker
Rock Bass
Shortnose Gar
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Buffalo
Spotted Bass
Spotted Gar
Spotted Sucker
Spotted Sunfish
Striped Bass
Striped Mullet
Suckermouth Catfish
Sunfish (Bream)
Threadfin Shad
White Bass
White Crappie
Yellow Bass
Yellow Bullhead

Inland Silverside

Silversides are native to the eastern seaboard from Massachusetts to Florida and coastal drainages of the Gulf of Mexico south to Veracruz, Mexico. Within the Mississippi drainage they can be found as far north as Missouri and Illinois.  They have been introduced to and are established in California.  Inland silversides prefer warmer climes making estuaries and freshwater environments home, taking up residence in bayous, lagoons, bays, and quiet areas of inland rivers and streams.  
These small, silvery fish grow to about six inches in length. Silversides have large eyes and a small, upturned mouth. Their bodies are elongate, six or more times their body depth.  There is a distinctive silver stripe on each side of the body ending in a small silver spot on the tail. Tail fins have light yellow edges.  The back and upper sides are pale yellow to translucent green.
The extended spawning season runs from April through August, with multiple spawns. Spawning occurs in shallow open water. Up to 15,000 adhesive, filamentous eggs are laid over aquatic vegetation and other submerged objects. Inland silversides live for only two years or so.  They are tolerant of very harsh water conditions.
These fish tend to swim in large schools near the surface where they feed on zooplankton, crustaceans, mollusks, insects, worms, and occasionally algae.

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