Species Studied by the Western Fisheries Research Center

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Many species are studied at the Western Fisheries Research Center.  These species include bacteria, birds, fish, invertebrates, parasites, plants, and viruses. The list contains both common and scientific names, and where each are being studied on the WFRC landscape.

SPECIES STUDIED

 

BACTERIA

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Edwardsiellosis agent Edwardsiella piscicida X      
Bacterial cold water disease agent Flavobacterium psychrophilum X      
Piscine francisellosis agent Francisella noatunensis        
Bacterial kidney disease agent Renibacterium salmoninarum X      
Vibriosis agent Vibrio anguillarum X      

BIRDS

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Willow flycatcher Empidonax traillii     X  
Caspian tern Hydroprogne caspia       X
American white pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos       X
Double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus       X

FISH

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris     X  
White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus     X  
Chiselmouth Acrocheilus alutaceus     X  
American shad Alosa sapidissima X X X  
Pacific sandlance Amodytes hexapterus X X X  
Klamath largescale sucker Catostomus snyderi X     X
Shortnose sucker Chasmistes brevirostris X     X
Pacific herring Clupea pallasii   X    
Asian carp Cyprinus carpio     X  
Koi (Ornamental common carp) Cyprinus carpio X      
Zebrafish Danio rerio X      
Lost River sucker Deltistes luxatus X     X
Northern anchovy Engraulis mordax   X X  
Surf smelt Hypomesus pretiosus   X X  
Delta smelt Hypomesus transpacificus     X  
Silver carp Hypopgthalmichthys molitrix     X  
Bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis     X  
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus     X  
Pacific lamprey Lampetra tridentata X   X  
Spinedace Lepidomeda altivelis     X  
Big Spring spinedace Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis     X  
Smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu X   X  
Spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus     X  
Moapa dace Moapa coriacea     X  
Striped bass Morone saxatilis     X  
Peamouth chub Mylocheilus     X  
Cutthroat trout Oncorhnychus clarkii X   X  
Yellowstone cutthroat Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri X      
Coastal cutthroat Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii X   X  
Westslope cutthroat Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi X      
Pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha X      
Chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta X   X  
Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch X   X X
Rainbow trout/Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss X   X X
Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka X      
Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha X   X X
Yellow perch Perca flavescens X     X
Sand roller Percopsistransmontana     X  
Fathead minnow Pimephales promelas       X
Mountain whitefish Prosopium williamsoni X   X  
Northern pikeminnow Ptychocheilus oregonensis     X  
Amur Goby Rhinogobius brunneus     X  
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar X      
Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus     X  
Bull trout Salvelinus confluentus X   X X
Dolly Varden Salvelinus malma X      
Lake trout Salvelinus namaycush     X  
Pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus X   X  
Rockfish (Brown) Sebastes auriculatus   X X  
Rockfish (Copper) Sebastes caurinus   X X  
Walleye Stizostedion vitreum     X  

INVERTEBRATES

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Asian clam Corbicula fluminea     X  
Quagga mussel Dreissena bugensis     X  
Zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha     X  
Siberian prawn Palaemon modestus     X  
Opposum shrimp Neomysis mercedis     X  
Rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus     X  
Signal crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus     X  
New Zealand Mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum X   X  
Copepod Pseudodiaptomus forbesi     X  
Oligochaete Tubifex tubifex X      

PARASITES

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Ceratomyxosis agent Ceratonova shasta X      
Ichthyophonus disease agent Ichthyophonus hoferi X X    
Nanophyetus salmincola None assigned   X    
Whirling disease agent Myxobolus cerebralis X      
Salmonid Intranuclear Microsporidosis agent Nucleospora salmonis X      

PLANTS

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Eurasian milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum     X  

VIRUSES

Common Name Scientific Name HSL MMFS CRRL KFFS
           
Aquareoviruses Aquareovirus A, B, C X      
Hirame rhabdovirus Hirame rhabdovirus X      
Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus X      
Pike fry rhabdovirus Pike fry rhabdovirus X      
Spring viremia of carp virus Spring viremia of carp virus X      
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus X X    
Pacific salmon paramyxovirus None assigned X      
Erythrocytic necrosis virus None assigned X X    
Infectious salmon anemia virus None assigned X      
Piscine orthoreovirus Piscine orthoreovirus X      
Cutthroat trout virus None assigned X      
Pacific salmon paramyxovirus None assigned X      
Fathead minnow nidovirus Fathead minnow nidovirus 1 X      
Fathead minnow picornavirus None assigned X      
Erythrocytic inclusion body virus None assigned X      

 

WFRC - Laboratory and Field Station Acronyms

HSL - Headquarters, Seattle Laboratory, Seattle WA

MMFS - Marrowstone Marine Field Station, Nordland, WA

CRRL - Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA

KFFS - Klamath Falls Feld Station, Klamath Falls, OR