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  The following is a list of the species of the Illinois system obtained by us in collections, arranged in the order of their appearance in 1,115 collections made from that stream and its tributary waters.

The Fishes of Illinois
Stephen Alfred Forbes and Robert Earl Richardson
Division of Natural History
Second Edition, 1920
pages xcii-xciv

SpeciesCollections
Golden shiner 183
Bluegill 179
Blunt-nosed minnow 162
Green sunfish 158
Black bullhead 144
Redfin (lutrensis) 142
Large-mouthed black bass 135
Spot-tailed minnow 133
Tadpole cat 132
Black crappie 130
Etheostoma jessiae 119
White crappie 119
Silverfin 116
Orange-spotted sunfish 112
Bullhead minnow 110
Straw-colored minnow 108
Channel catfish 108
Common shiner 105
Johnny darter 100
Stone-roller 99
Yellow bass 95
River chub 90
Blunt-nosed carp 54
Pirate perch 54
Sheepshead 53
Sort-nosed gar 52
Opsopæodus emiliæ 49
Chub-sucker 48
Small-mouth buffalo 46
Boleosoma camurum 45
Common bullhead 42
Quillback carp 39
Rainbow darter 39
Short-headed red horse 39
Long-eared sunfish 37
White bass 36
Rock bass 35
Log-perch 35
Stonecat 32
Notropis cayuga 29
Red-mouth buffalo 28
Dogfish 27
Lepomis miniatus 24
Mud-cat 22
Notropis jejunus 21
Banded darter 21
Long-nosed gar 20
Pike-perch 20
Mud-minnow 18
Mongrel buffalo 17
Hadropterus evermanni 3
Burbot 3
Notropis phenacobius 2
Silver chub 2
Lepomis symmetricus 2
Notropis anogenus 2
N. illecebrosus 2
Viviparous top-minnow 1
Mooneye 1
Black-horse 1
Placopharynx duquesni 1
Notropis pilsbryi 1
Hybopsis hyostomus 1
Blue cat 1
SpeciesCollections
Common red-horse 90
Gizzard-shad 89
Brook silverside 89
Silvery minnow 86
Warmouth 83
Shiner 82
Yellow bullhead 82
Pumpkinseed 82
Notropis heterodon 81
Sucker-mouthed minnow 78
Yellow perch 75
Striped top-minnow 75
Horned dace 72
Black-sided darter 70
Common sucker 69
Small-mouthed black bass 69
Blackfin 67
Black-head minnow 67
Common top-minnow 66
Hogsucker 61
Grass pike 61
Hadropterus phoxocephalus 58
Pike 17
Notropis gilberti 15
White-nosed sucker 14
Trout-perch 14
Cottogaster shumardi 14
Striped sucker 13
Red-bellied dace 13
Sauger 13
Boleichthys fusiformis 13
Silvery lamprey 12
Menona top-minnow 11
Fan-tailed darter 11
Common River carp 11
Least darter 10
Lake carp 10
Paddlefish 8
Toothed herring8
Notropis rubrifons 8
Storer's chub 7
Sand darter 7
Blue-breasted darter 6
Freckled stonecat 5
Miller's thumb 5
Black-nosed dace 4
Ericymba buccata 4
Skipjack 3
Spotted shiner 3
Lepomis ischyrus 3
Brindled stonecat 1
Slender stonecat 1
Brook stickleback 1
Round sunfish 1
Lepomis euryorus 1
Hadropterus scierus 1
Lake sturgeon +
Shovel-nosed sturgeon +
Alligator-gar +
Eel +
Ictarulus anguilla +
Muskallunge +
Green-sided darter +

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