Iowa DNR
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Black Crappie Poxomis nigromaculatus

Centrarchidae (Sunfish)
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 50 bioassessment sites, 1 rapid fish bioassessment site, 57 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 108 distinct sites, or 9.2% of the 1177 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 46th most commonly collected species.

The Black Crappie was collected in 61 bioassessment sampling sessions and 103 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 1 rapid bioassessment session and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 1,078 individual Black Crappie specimens, ranking it the #57 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map