FoLAR’s 2008 Los Angeles River Fish Study

Click on Photo Below to View the Study…

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L.A. River Fish

Native Species: 

Steelhead trout used to be native to the Los Angeles River. THe last recorded photograph of one being caught was taken in the 1940s. They are believed to be extirpated from Southern California, however, in 2008 two were spotted in Ballona Creek. Click here to read the full article in the Los Angeles Times blog.

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The Arroyo Chub and the Santa Ana Sucker (illustration from Inland Fishes of California, Peter B. Moyle, University of California Press, Berkeley, 2002.)

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Fish we found in the L.A. River today…

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Common Carp. Photos left to right: Cynthia Perry and Joe Linton.

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Bullhead catfish and Tilapia. Photos by Sabrina Drill

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Amazon sailfin catfish. Photo by Camm Swift.