A survey of the fishes of Rock Creek in north central Arkansas was made on 9-10 November, 1978, and 15-16 March, 1979. Field collections were made using a minnow seine and backpack shocker. The creek system was inhabited by 28 species of fish representing eight families. Fish collections were typical of a small Ozark stream. The most abundant species were: Campostoma oligolepis Hubbs and Greene, largescale stoneroller; Notropis telescopus (Cope), telescope shiner; Notropis zonatus (Putnam), bleeding shiner; Moxostoma duquesnei (Lesueur), black redhorse; Etheostoma blennioides Rafinesque, greenside darter; Etheostoma caeruleum Storer, rainbow darter; Etheostoma euzonum (Hubbs and Black), Arkansas saddled darter; Etheostoma spectabile (Agassiz), orangethroat darter; and Cottus bairdi Girard, mottled sculpin. Lampetra aepyptera (Abbott), least brook lamprey, represented an extension of the previously known range of this species in the state.
Carter, F. Allen and Beadles, John K.
"Fishes of Rock Creek, Sharp County, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 34
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol34/iss1/12