IWFA General Species List 2019.01.01 Print

IWFA GENERAL SPECIES LIST

Each Fish Name is listed in alphabetical order and is the name assigned to the Scientific Name of that species by the IGFA. Since names in your Country or region may be different, be sure to identify the correct Fish Name by cross-referencing the scientific name before completing an affidavit or filing for a Club Record. Fish names in bold indicate multiple size ranges which correlate to different point categories. Refer to the Point Table that follows the Species List.

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Fish Name

Size Range (inches)

Size Range (cm)

Point Category

Scientific Name

Albacore

 

 

3

Thunnus alalunga

Amberjack, Greater

 

 

 

Seriola dumerili

Amberjack, Greater

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

3

 

Amberjack, Greater

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

4

 

Arawana

 

 

2

Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

Barbel

 

 

1

Barbus barbus

Barracuda, Great

 

 

 

Sphyraena barracuda

Barracuda, Great

less than 46”

less than 116.84 cm

2

 

Barracuda, Great

46” or greater

116.84 cm or greater

3

 

Barracuda, Guinean

 

 

 

Sphyraena afra

Barracuda, Guinean

less than 46”

less than 116.84 cm

2

 

Barracuda, Guinean

46” or greater

116.84 cm or greater

3

 

Barracuda, Mexican

 

 

2

Sphyraena ensis

Barracuda, Pacific

 

 

2

Sphyraena argentea

Barramundi

 

 

3

Lates calcarifer

Bass, Australian

 

 

1

Macquaria novemaculeata

Bass, Black Sea

 

 

1

Centropristis striata

Bass, European

 

 

1

Dicentrarchus labrax

Bass, Giant Sea

 

 

4

Stereolepis gigas

Bass, Kelp (Calico)

 

 

1

Paralabrax clathratus

Bass, Largemouth

 

 

 

Micropterus salmoides

Bass, Largemouth

less than 18”

less than 45.72 cm

1

 

Bass, Largemouth

18” to 24”

45.72 cm to 60.96 cm

2

 

Bass, Largemouth

24” or greater

60.96 cm or greater

4

Micropterus salmoides

Bass, Rock

 

 

1

Ambloplites rupestris

Bass, Shoal

 

 

1

Micropterus cataractae

Bass, Smallmouth

 

 

1

Micropterus dolomieu

Bass, Spotted

 

 

1

Micropterus punctulatus

Bass, Striped

 

 

 

 

Bass, Striped

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

2

Morone saxatilis

Bass, Striped

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

3

Morone saxatilis

Bass, Striped, Landlocked

 

 

2

Morone saxatilis

Bass, White

 

 

1

Morone chrysops

Bass, Whiterock

 

 

2

Morone saxatili x M. chysops

Bass, Yellow

 

 

1

Morone mississippiensi

Bluefish

 

 

 

Pomatomus saltatrix

Bluefish

less than 18”

less than 45.72 cm

1

 

Bluefish

18” or greater

45.72 cm or greater

2

 

Bluegill

 

 

1

Lepomis macrochirus

Bonefish

 

 

3

Albula Vulpes

Bonito, Atlantic

 

 

2

Sarda sarda

Bonito, Pacific

 

 

2

Sarda chiliensis lineolata

Bowfin

 

 

1

Amia calva

Buffalo, Bigmouth

 

 

1

Ictiobus cyprinellus

Buffalo, Smallmouth

 

 

1

Ictiobus bubalus

Bullhead, Black

 

 

1

Ameiurus melas

Bullhead, Brown

 

 

1

Ameiurus nebulosus

Bullhead, Yellow

 

 

1

Ameiurus natalis

Burbot

 

 

1

Lota lota

Buri

 

 

 

Seriola quinqueradiata

Buri

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

3

 

Buri

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

4

 

Carp, Common

 

 

1

Cyprinus carpio

Carp, Grass

 

 

 

Ctenopharyngodao idella

Carp, Grass

less than 30”

less than 76.2 cm

1

 

Carp, Grass

 30” or greater

76.2 cm or greater

2

 

Catfish, Blue

 

 

 

Ictalurus furcatus

Catfish, Blue

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Catfish, Blue

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Catfish, Channel

 

 

2

Ictalurus punctatus

Catfish, Flathead

 

 

 

Pylodictis olivaris

Catfish, Flathead

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Catfish, Flathead

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Catfish,Redtail (pirarara)

 

 

 

Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

Catfish,Redtail

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Catfish,Redtail

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Catfish, Sharptooth

 

 

 

Clarias gariepinus

Catfish, Sharptooth

less than 40”

less than 101.6 cm

2

 

Catfish, Sharptooth

40"or greater

101.6 cm or greater

3

 

Catfish, White

 

 

1

meiurus catus

Char, Arctic

 

 

2

Salvelinus alpinus

Cobia

 

 

 

Rachycentron canadum

Cobia

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

2

 

Cobia

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

3

 

Cod, Atlantic

 

 

2

Gadus morhua

Cod, Pacific

 

 

2

Gadus macrocephalus

Conger

 

 

2

Conger conger

Corbina, California

 

 

1

Menticirrhus undulatus

Crappie, Black

 

 

1

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Crappie, White

 

 

1

Pomoxis annularis

Dentex

 

 

1

Dentex dentex

Dolly Varden

 

 

1

Salvelinus malma

Dolphinfish

 

 

 

Coryphaena hippurus

Dolphinfish

less than 45”

less than 114.3 cm

2

 

Dolphinfish

45” or greater

114.3 cm or greater

3

 

Dorado

 

 

2

Salminus maxillosus

Drum, Black

 

 

 

Pogonias cromis

Drum, Black

less than 30”

less than 76.2 cm

2

 

Drum, Black

30” or greater

76.2 cm or greater

3

 

Drum, Freshwater

 

 

2

Aplodinotus grunniens

Drum, Red

 

 

 

Sciaenops ocellatus

Drum, Red

Less than 27”

Less than 68.58 cm

2

 

Drum Red

27” or greater

68.58 cm or greater

3

 

Flounder, Summer

 

 

1

Paralichtys dentatus

Gar, Alligator

 

 

2

Atractosteus Spatula

Gar, Florida

 

 

1

Lepisosteus platyrhincus

Gar, Longnose

 

 

1

Lepisosteus osseus

Gar, Shortnose

 

 

1

Lepisosteus platostomus

Gar, Spotted

 

 

1

Lepisosteus oculatus

Grayling

 

 

1

Thymallus thymallus

Grayling, Arctic

 

 

1

Thymallus arcticus

Grayling, European

 

 

1

Thymallus thymallus

Grouper, Black

 

 

 

Mycteroperca bonaci

Grouper, Black

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Grouper, Black

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Grouper, Broomtail

 

 

3

Mycteroperca xenarcha

Grouper, Gag

 

 

 

Mycteroperca microlepis

Grouper, Gag

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Grouper, Gag

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Grouper, Goliath

 

 

 

Epinephelus itajara

Grouper, Goliath

less than 26”

less than 66.04 cm

2

 

Grouper, Goliath

26” to 40”

66.04 cm to 101.6 cm

3

 

Grouper, Goliath

40” or greater

101.6 cm or greater

4

 

Grouper, Red

 

 

 

Epinephelus morio

Grouper, Red

less than 32”

less than 81.28 cm

2

 

Grouper, Red

32” or greater

81.28 cm or greater

3

 

Halibut, Atlantic

 

 

 

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Halibut, Atlantic

less than 48”

less than 121.92 cm

2

 

Halibut, Atlantic

48” or greater

121.92 cm or greater

3

 

Halibut, California

 

 

2

Paralichthys californicus

Halibut, Pacific

 

 

 

Hippoglossus stenolepis

Halibut, Pacific

less than 48”

less than 121.92 cm

2

 

Halibut, Pacific

48” or greater

121.92 cm or greater

3

 

Huchen

 

 

2

Hucho hucho

Inconnu

 

 

2

Stenodus leucichthys

Jack, Almaco

 

 

2

Seriola rivoliana

Jack, Crevalle

 

 

 

Caranx hippos

Jack, Crevalle

less than 24”

less than 60.96 cm

1

 

Jack, Crevalle

24” or greater

60.96 cm or greater

2

 

Jack, Horse-Eye

 

 

2

Caranx latus

Jack, Pacific Crevalle

 

 

2

Caranx caninus

Kahawai (Australian Salmon)

 

 

2

Arripis spp.

Kawakawa

 

 

2

Euthynnus affinis

Kokanee

 

 

1

Oncorhynchus nerka

Ladyfish

 

 

1

Elops saurus

Leerfish (Garrick)

 

 

2

Lichia amia

Lingcod

 

 

 

Ophiodon elongatus

Lingcod

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

2

 

Lingcod

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

3

 

Mackerel, Cero

 

 

2

Scomberomorus regalis

Mackerel, King

 

 

 

Scomberomorus cavalla

Mackerel, King

less than 38”

less than 96.52 cm

2

 

Mackerel, King

38” or greater

96.52 cm or greater

3

 

Mackerel, Narrowbarred

 

 

3

Scomberomorus commerson

Mackerel, Pacific Sierra

 

 

2

Scomberomorus sierra

Mackerel, Spanish

 

 

2

Scomberomorus maculatus

Madai

 

 

2

Pagrus major

Marlin, Black

 

 

 

Istiompax indica

Marlin, Black

less than 800 lbs**

less than 362.874 kg**

8

 

Marlin, Black

800 lbs or greater**

362.874 kg or greater**

9

 

Marlin, Blue (Atlantic)

 

 

 

Makaira nigricans

Marlin, Blue (Atlantic)

less than 800 lbs**

less than 362.874 kg**

8

 

Marlin, Blue (Atlantic)

800 lbs or greater**

362.874 kg or greater**

9

 

Marlin, Blue (Pacific)

 

 

 

Makaira nigricans

Marlin, Blue (Pacific)

less than 800 lbs**

less than 362.874 kg**

8

 

Marlin, Blue (Pacific)

800 lbs or greater**

362.874 kg or greater**

9

 

Marlin, Striped

 

 

8

Kajikia audax

Marlin, White

 

 

6

Kajika albida

Meagre

 

 

3

Argyrosomus regius

Mullet, Sea

 

 

1

Mugil curem

Muskellunge

 

 

3

Esox masquinongy

Muskellunge, Tiger

 

 

3

Esox masquinong x Esox lucius

Nembwe

 

 

1

Serranochromis robustus

Oscar

 

 

1

Astronotus ocellatus

Parrotperch, Japanese

 

 

2

Oplegnathus fasciatus

Parrotperch, Spotted

 

 

2

Oplegnathus punctatus

Payara

 

 

3

Hydrolycus spp.

Peacock, Blackstriped

 

 

2

Cichla intermedia

Peacock, Butterfly

 

 

2

Cichla ocellaris

Peacock, Orinoco

 

 

2

Cichla orinocensis

Peacock, Speckled

 

 

2

Cichla temensis

Pellona, Amazon

 

 

2

Pellona castelneana

Perch, European

 

 

2

Perca fluviatilis

Perch, Nile

 

 

3

Lates niloticus

Perch, White

 

 

1

Morone Americana

Perch, Yellow

 

 

1

Perca flavescens

Permit

 

 

4

Trachinotus falcatus

Pickerel. Chain

 

 

1

Esox niger

Pike, Northern

 

 

2

Esox Lucius

Piranha, Red

 

 

1

Serrasalmus nattereri

Pollack, European

 

 

2

Pollachius pollachius

Pollock

 

 

2

Pollachius vrens

Pompano, African

 

 

3

Alectis ciliaris

Pompano, Florida

 

 

1

Trachinotus carolinus

Queenfish, Doublespotted

 

 

3

Scomberoides Lysan

Queenfish, Talang

 

 

3

Scomberoides commeronianus

Redhorse, Shorthead

 

 

1

Moxostoma macrolepidotum

Rehorse, Silver

 

 

1

Moxostoma arisurum

Rockfish, Black/Blue

 

 

2

Sebastes melanops and myst

Rockfish, Yelloweye

 

 

2

Sebastes ruberrimus

Roosterfish

 

 

3

Nematistius pectoralis

Runner, Rainbow

 

 

2

Elagatis bipinnulata

Sailfish, Atlantic

 

 

6

Istiophorus platypterus

Sailfish, Pacific

 

 

7

Istiophorus platypterus

Salmon, Atlantic

 

 

3

Salmo salar

Salmon, Atlantic (landlocked)

 

 

2

Salmo salar

Salmon Chinook

 

 

 

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Salmon Chinook

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

3

 

Salmon Chinook

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

4

 

Salmon, Chum

 

 

3

Oncorhynchus Keta

Salmon, Coho

 

 

2

Oncorhynchus Kisutch

Salmon, Pink

 

 

2

Onchorhynchus gorbuscha

Salmon, Sockeye

 

 

2

Oncorhynchus nerka

Samson Fish

 

 

3

Seriola hippos

Sauger

 

 

1

Stizostedion canadense

Seabass, Blackfin

 

 

2

Lateolabrax latus

Seabass, Japanese (Suzuki)

 

 

2

Lateolabrax japonicus

Seabass, White

 

 

3

Atractoscion nobilis

Seatrout, Spotted

 

 

 

Cynoscion nebulosus

Seatrout, Spotted

less than 22”

less than 55.88 cm

1

 

Seatrout, Spotted

22” or greater

55.88 cm or greater

2

 

Shad, American

 

 

1

Alosa sapidissima

Shad, Hickory

 

 

1

Alosa mediocris

Shark, Black Tip

 

 

 

Carcharhinus limbatus

Shark, Black Tip

less than 48”

less than 121.92 cm

3

 

Shark, Black Tip

48” or greater

121.92 cm or greater

4

 

Shark, Blue

 

 

4

Prionace glauca

Shark, Bonnethead

 

 

2

Sphyrna tiburo

Shark, Hammerhead

 

 

5

Sphyrna spp.

Shark, Mako

 

 

6

Isurus spp,

Shark, Porbeagle

 

 

4

Lamna nasus

Shark, Thresher

 

 

5

Alopias Spp

Shark, Tiger

 

 

6

Galeocerdo cuvier

Shark, Tope

 

 

4

Galeorhinus galeus

Shark, Whaler

 

 

 

Carcharhinidae

Shark, Whaler

less than 48”

less than 121.92 cm

3

 

Shark, Whaler

48” or greater

121.92 cm or greater

4

 

Shark, White

 

 

7

Carcharodon carcharias

Sheepshead

 

 

2

Archosargus  probatocephalus

Skipjack, Black

 

 

2

Euthynnus lineatus

Snapper (Squirefish)

 

 

2

Pagrus auratus

Snapper, Cubera

 

 

3

Lutjanus cyanopterus

Snapper, Cubera

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

3

 

Snapper, Cubera

36” or greater

91.44 cm or greater

4

 

Snapper, Gray

 

 

1

Lutjanus griseus

Snapper, African Red

 

 

3

Lutjanus agennes

Snapper, Mullet

 

 

2

Lutjanus aratus

Snapper, Mutton

 

 

2

Lutjanus analis

Snapper, Pacific Cubera

 

 

3

novemfasciatus

Snapper, Papuan Black

 

 

3

Lutjanus goldiei

Snapper, Red

 

 

2

Lutjanus campechanus

Snapper, Yellowtail

 

 

1

Ocyurus chryurus

Snook, Atlantic

 

 

 

Centropomus spp.

Snook, Atlantic

less than 28”

less than 71.12 cm

2

 

Snook, Atlantic

28” or greater

71.12 cm or greater

3

 

Snook, Pacific

 

 

 

Centropomus spp

Snook, Pacific

less than 28”

less than 71.12 cm

2

 

Snook, Pacific

28” or greater

71.12 cm or greater

3

 

Sorubim

 

 

 

Pseudoplatystom spp.

Sorubim

less than 40”

less than 101.6 cm

2

 

Sorubim

40” or greater

101.6 cm or greater

3

 

Spadefish, Atlantic

 

 

2

Chaetodipterus faber

Spearfish, Atlantic

 

 

8

Tetrapturus spp.

Spearfish, Shortbill

 

 

8

Tetrapturus angustirostrir

Splake

 

 

1

Salvelinus nama x S

Sturgeon

 

 

 

Acipenseridae family

Sturgeon

less than 48”

less than 121.92 cm

3

 

Sturgeon

48” or greater

121.92 cm or greater

4

 

Sunfish, Green

 

 

1

Lepomis cyanellus

Sunfish, Redbreast

 

 

1

Lepomis auritus

Sunfish, Redear

 

 

1

Lepomis micrlophus

Swordfish

 

 

 

Xiphias gladius

Swordfish

less than 800 lbs**

less than 362.874 kg**

8

 

Swordfish

800 lbs or greater **

362.874 kg or greater **

9

 

Taimen

 

 

3

Hucho taimen

Tambaqui

 

 

3

Colossoma macropomum

Tarpon

 

 

 

Megalops atlanticus

Tarpon

Less than 30”

Less than 76.2 cm

3

 

Tarpon

30” to 71”

76.2 cm to 180.34 cm

4

 

Tarpon

71” or greater

180.34 cm or greater

5

 

Tarpon, Oxeye

 

 

2

Megalops cypinoids

Tautog

 

 

1

Tautoga onitis

Tench

 

 

1

Tinca tinca

Threadfin, Giant African

 

 

3

Polydactylus quadrifilis

Threadfin,King

 

 

3

Polydactylus macrochir

Tigerfish

 

 

2

Hydrocynus vittatus

Tigerfish,Giant

 

 

3

Hydrocynus goliath

Trahira, Giant

 

 

1

Hoplias malabaricus

Trevally, Bigeye

 

 

3

Caranx sexfasciatus

Trevally, Bluefin

 

 

3

Caranx melampygus

Trevally, Giant

 

 

4

Caranx ignobilis

Trevally, Golden

 

 

3

Gnathanodon speciosus

Tripletail

 

 

3

Lobotes surinamensis

Trout, Brook

 

 

1

Salvelinus fontinalis

Trout, Brown

 

 

2

Salmo Trutta

Trout, Bull

 

 

2

Salvelinus confluentus

Trout, Cutthroat

 

 

1

Oncorhynchus clarki

Trout, Golden

 

 

1

Oncorhynchus aguabonita

Trout, Lake

 

 

2

Salvelinus namaycush

Trout, Rainbow

 

 

 

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Trout, Rainbow

less than 24”

less than 60.96 cm

1

 

Trout, Rainbow

24” or greater

60.96 cm or greater

2

 

Trout, Tiger

 

 

1

Salmo trutta x Salvelinus fontinalis

Tuna, Bigeye (Atlantic)

 

 

 

Thunnus obesus

Tuna, Bigeye (Atlantic)

less than 45”

less than 114.3 cm

4

 

Tuna, Bigeye (Atlantic)

45” or greater

114.3 cm or greater

6

 

Tuna, Bigeye (Pacific)

 

 

 

Thunnus obesus

Tuna, Bigeye (Pacific)

less than 45”

less than 114.3 cm

4

 

Tuna, Bigeye (Pacific)

45” or greater

114.3 cm or greater

6

 

Tuna, Blackfin

 

 

3

Thunnus atlanticus

Tuna, Bluefin

 

 

 

Thunnus thynnus

Tuna, Bluefin

less than 75 lbs**

less than 34.0194 kg**

4

 

Tuna, Bluefin

75 to 250 lbs**

34.0194 to 113.398 kg**

6

 

Tuna, Bluefin

250 lbs or greater**

113.398 kg or greater**

7

 

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin

 

 

 

Thunnus orientalis

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin

less than 75 lbs**

less than 34.0194 kg**

4

 

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin

75 to 250 lbs**

34.0194 to 113.398 kg**

6

 

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin

250 lbs or greater**

113.398 kg or greater**

7

 

Tuna, Southern Bluefin

 

 

 

Thunnus maccoyi

Tuna, Southern Bluefin

less than 75 lbs**

less than 34.0194 kg**

4

 

Tuna, Southern Bluefin

75 lbs or greater**

34.0194 kg or greater**

6

 

Tuna, Dogtooth

 

 

4

Gymnosarda unicolor

Tuna, Longtail

 

 

4

Thunnus tonggol

Tuna, Skipjack

 

 

2

Katsuwonus pelamis

Tuna, Yellowfin

 

 

 

Thunnus albacares

Tuna, Yellowfin

less than 36”

less than 91.44 cm

3

 

Tuna, Yellowfin

36” to 46”

91.44 cm to 116.44 cm

4

 

Tuna, Yellowfin

46” or greater

116.44 cm or greater

5

 

Tunny, Little

 

 

2

Euthynnus alletteratus

Wahoo

 

 

 

Acanthocybium solandri

Wahoo

less than 60”

less than 152.4 cm

3

 

Wahoo

60” or greater

152.4 cm or greater

4

 

Walleye

 

 

1

Stizostedion vitreum

Warmouth

 

 

1

Lepomis gulosus

Weakfish

 

 

2

Cynoscion regalis

Wels

 

 

3

Silurus glanis

Whitefish, Lake

 

 

1

Coregonus clupeaformis

Whitefish, Mountain

 

 

1

Prosopium williamsoni

Whitefish, Round

 

 

1

Prosopium cylindraceum

Yellowtail, California

 

 

5

Seriola lalandi dorsali

Yellowtail, Southern

 

 

5

Seriola lalandi lalandi

Zander

 

 

1

Sander lucioperca


Most species recognized by the International Game Fish Association by line class are recognized by the IWFA. The IWFA reserves the right to recognize species from the all-tackle category of the IGFA, if membership nominates the fish and the board approves of their inclusions to the species list. January 1 of each year is the effective date of additions to the IWFA fish list.

POINT TABLE FOR IWFA GENERAL SPECIES LIST 

Line

test

Column

1

Column

2

Column

3

Column

4

Column

5

Column

6

Column

7

Column

8

Column

9

2

110

252

408

612

855

1101

1621

2013

2432

4

100

227

371

556

778

1001

1479

1844

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6

90

205

334

500

701

902

1336

1663

2010

8

81

184

300

450

631

810

1208

1507

1819

12

64

143

238

356

498

641

965

1201

1458

16

56

125

208

312

436

561

851

1063

1285

20

48

107

178

267

374

481

736

924

1219

30

40

89

149

223

312

401

622

775

949

50

27

60

100

150

211

271

436

550

670

80

17

38

63

95

133

171

293

375

460

130

7

16

26

39

55

71

151

200

250