Fish

Probable Fish in Mountain Lakes

Species:  Common Carp

Scientific Name:  Cyprinus carpio

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Probable.  Common in most ponds and lakes in the surrounding area.

 

Species:  Rock Bass

Scientific Name:  Amblopites rupestris

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Probable.  Present in Cedar Lake and other lakes and ponds in the area.

 

Species:  Common Shiner

Scientific Name:  Luxilis cornutus

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Probably common in all the lakes and ponds of the town.

 

 

Possible Fish in Mountain Lakes

 

Species:  Rainbow Trout

Scientific Name:  Oncorhynchus mykiss

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Possible.  Stocked fish present in Cedar and Indian Lake, and Lake Estling in Denville, and in Boonton Reservoir in Parsippany and Boonton.

 

Species:  Brown Trout

Scientific Name:  Salmo trutta

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Possible.  Stocked fish present in Cedar Lake in Denville and in Boonton Reservoir in Parsippany and Boonton.

 

Species:  Smallmouth Bass

Scientific Name:  Micropterus dolomieu

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Possible.  Present in similar lake habitat in the surrounding area.

 

Species:  Walleye

Scientific Name:  Sander vitreus

Status in Mountain Lakes:  ? No data.

 

 

Threatened or Endangered Fish of Mountain Lakes

 

Species:  Brook Trout

Scientific Name:  Salvelinus fontinalis

State Status:  None for stocked fish.  Wild Brook Trout are ranked S3, rare, by the New Jersey Natural Heritage Program.

Status in Mountain Lakes:  Several small wild Brook Trout were netted in the upper Troy Brook, near Intervale Road, in 1983 (Radis 2008).