The aquatic ecosystems at CERA, including Willow Creek, Perry Pond, and the North Skunk River, provide habitat for a modest diversity of fish. Student research projects have been invaluable for documenting species presence in each habitat, as well as, population dynamics during the first five years after formation of Perry Pond. Eleven fish species have been observed, representing less than 10% of the species present in Iowa.
- List of Fish at CERA (see attached list below)
- Iowa Threatened and Endangered Species
Perry Pond Population Surveys
Iowa Fish and Fishing
Visit this Iowa Department of Natural Resources website for information on the 148 fish species in Iowa, including family characteristics, methods of identification, distribution and food habits, state record fish, tips to bring in the big one, and a brief biology on the fish.