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Fish species mentioned in the text, arranged alphabetically by family. The Double-crested Cormorant feeds in a wide variety of habitats over an extensive range. More than 250 fish species have been reported as prey (52 taxa are listed here). M = marine; F = freshwater.

                                                     
FamilyAmmodytidae (M)Common NameFamilyLabridae (M)Common Name
SpeciesAmmodytes spp.Sandlance-SpeciesTautogolabrus adspersusCunner
FamilyAnguillidae (M, F)-
SpeciesAnguilla rostrataAmerican eel-FamilyLutjanidae (M)
FamilyBatrachoididae (M, F)-SpeciesLutjanus griseusGray snapper
SpeciesOpsanus betaGulf toadfish-
FamilyCatostomidae (F)-FamilyOsmeridae (M, F)
SpeciesCatostomus commersoniWhite sucker-SpeciesMallotus villosusCapelin
FamilyCentrarchidae (F)-SpeciesOsmerus mordaxRainbow smelt
SpeciesLepomis macrochirusBluegill-
SpeciesPomoxis nigromaculatusBlack crappie-FamilyPercidae (F)
SpeciesMicropterus dolomieuSmallmouth bass-SpeciesPerca flavescensYellow perch
SpeciesLepomis spp.Sunfish-SpeciesStizostedion canadenseSauger
FamilyCichlidae (F)-SpeciesStizostedion vitreumWalleye
SpeciesTilapia aureaBlue tilapia-
FamilyClupeidae (M, F)-FamilyPercichthyidae (M, F)
SpeciesAlosa pseudoharengusAlewife-SpeciesMorone americanaWhite perch
SpeciesAlosa aestivalisBlueback herring-
SpeciesDorosoma cepedianumGizzard shad-FamilyPercopsidae (F)
SpeciesDorosoma spp.Shad-SpeciesPercopsis omiscomaycusTrout perch
FamilyCottidae (M, F)-
SpeciesMyoxocephalus spp.Marine sculpins-FamilyPholidae (M)
SpeciesCottus cognatusSlimy sculpin-SpeciesPholis gunnelusRock gunnel
FamilyCryptacanthodidae (M)-
SpeciesCryptacanthodes maculatusWrymouth-FamilyPleuronectidae (M)
FamilyCyprinidae (F)-SpeciesPseudopleuronectes americanusWinter flounder
SpeciesCyprinus carpioCommon carp-FamilyPoecilidae (F)
SpeciesNotropis atherinoidesEmerald shiner-SpeciesGambusia affinisMosquitofish
SpeciesvariousMinnows-FamilySalmonidae (M, F)
FamilyGadidae (M, F)-SpeciesCoregonus clupeaformisCommon whitefish
SpeciesLota lotaBurbot-SpeciesCoregonus artediiTullibee
SpeciesGadus morhuaCod-SpeciesSalmo salarAtlantic salmon
SpeciesUrophycisHake spp.-SpeciesSalvelinus fontinalisBrook trout
SpeciesPollachius virensPollock-SpeciesSalvelinus namaycushLake trout
FamilyGasterosteidae (M, F)-FamilyScaridae (M)
SpeciesGasterosteus spp.Stickleback-SpeciesSparisoma radiansBucktooth parrotfish
SpeciesPungitius pungitiusNinespine stickleback-FamilySciaenidae (M, F)
FamilyHaemulidae (M)-SpeciesAplodinotus grunniensFreshwater drum
SpeciesHaemulon sciurusBluestriped grunt-FamilyScorpaenidae (M)
SpeciesHaemulon plumieriWhite grunt-SpeciesScorpaena brasiliensisBarbfish
FamilyIctaluridae (F)-FamilySerranidae (M)
SpeciesIctalurus nebulosusBrown bullhead-SpeciesDiplectrum formosumSandperch
SpeciesIctalurus spp.Catfish-FamilySparidae (M)
SpeciesIctalurus punctatusChannel catfish-SpeciesLagodon rhomboidesPinfish