Mobile River, Alabama, USA

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United States, Alabama, Mobile

Mobile river is in Alabama (and a small part in Georgia) in North America. It’s 72 kilometres long and it runs into Mobile bay. When Tombigbee and Alabama rivers meet, a new river born, this is the Mobile. There are many freshwater creatures in it, like fishes, crayfish, mussels and snails. We can find some driftwoods and leaves on the bottom from the native trees, like oak or plane. It’s mainly a fast moving river and the flow is stong. The Mobile River flows through the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta and reaches Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico just east of downtown Mobile. One of the most prefered fishing areas, becouse of the variety of fish species.

Submitted by
Anikó Csanádi
Approved by
Ken Boormann & Lawrence Kent
31.0346622, -88.0140457
Geographical region
Northern America
Drainage Basin
Mobile River
River catchment
Mobile River
Water body type
Water body name
Mobile River
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
18 °C
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

Dissolved Oxygen

Substrate in nature

Stone form
Submerged terrestrial vegetation

Aquatic Biotope

Date of collecting
Collecting area
Water depth
Air temperature


Affected by human activity
Affected by human activity
Surrounding area
Underwater landscape

Fishes in the Mobile River:

  • Dasyatis sabina (Dasyatidae)
  • Polyodon spathula (Polyodontidae)
  • Atractosteus spatula (Lepisosteidae)
  • Lepisosteus oculatus (Lepisosteidae)
  • Lepisosteus osseus (Lepisosteidae)
  • Amia calva (Amiidae)
  • Anguilla rostrata (Anguillidae)
  • Myrophis punctatus (Ophichthyidae)
  • Anchoa mitchilli (Engraulidae)
  • Alosa chrysochloris (Clupeidae)
  • Brevoortia patronus (Clupeidae)
  • Dorosoma cepedianum (Clupeidae)
  • Dorosoma petenense (Clupeidae)
  • Ctenopharyngedon idella (Cyprinidae)
  • Cyprinella venusta (Cyprinidae)
  • Cyprinus carpio (Cyprinidae)
  • Hybognathus nuchalis (Cyprinidae)
  • Macrhybopsis storeriana (Cyprinidae)
  • Notemigonus crysoleucas (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis atherinoides (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis baileyi (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis candidus (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis maculatus (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis melanostomus (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis petersoni (Cyprinidae)
  • Notropis texanus (Cyprinidae)
  • Opsopoeodus emiliae (Cyprinidae)
  • Pimephales vigilax (Cyprinidae)
  • Carpiodes cyprinus (Catostomidae)
  • Carpiodes velifer (Catostomidae)
  • Erimyzon sucetta (Catostomidae)
  • Erimyzon tenuis (Catostomidae)
  • Ictiobus bubalus (Catostomidae)
  • Minytrema melanops (Catostomidae)
  • Moxostoma poecilurum (Catostomidae)
  • Ameiurus nebulosus (Ictaluridae)
  • Ictalurus furcatus (Ictaluridae)
  • Ictalurus punctatus (Ictaluridae)
  • Noturus funebris (Ictaluridae)
  • Noturus leptacanthus (Ictaluridae)
  • Pylodictis olivaris (Ictaluridae)
  • Esox niger (Esocidae)
  • Aphredoderus sayanus (Aphredoderidae)
  • Mugil cephalus (Mugilidae)
  • Labidesthes sicculus (Atherinopsidae)
  • Menidia beryllina (Atherinopsidae)
  • Fundulus chrysotus (Fundulidae)
  • Fundulus notatus (Fundulidae)
  • Fundulus notti (Fundulidae)
  • Fundulus olivaceus (Fundulidae)
  • Gambusia holbrooki (Poeciliidae)
  • Heterandria formosa (Poeciliidae)
  • Morone chrysops (Moronidae)
  • Morone saxatilis x chrysops (Moronidae)
  • Morone mississippiensis (Moronidae)
  • Morone saxatilis (Moronidae)
  • Enneacanthus gloriosus (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis gulosus (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis macrochirus (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis marginatus (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis megalotis (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis microlophus (Centrarchidae)
  • Lepomis miniatus (Centrarchidae)
  • Micropterus punctulatus (Centrarchidae)
  • Micropterus salmoides (Centrarchidae)
  • Pomoxis annularis (Centrarchidae)
  • Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Centrarchidae)
  • Etheostoma fusiforme (Percidae)
  • Etheostoma nigrum (Percidae)
  • Perca flavescens (Percidae)
  • Percina nigrofasciata (Percidae)
  • Percina suttkusi (Percidae)
  • Eucinostomus argenteus (Gerridae)
  • Aplodinotus grunniens (Sciaenidae)
  • Elassoma zonatum (Elassomatidae)
  • Gobionellus shufeldti (Gobiidae)
  • Paralichthys lethostigma (Paralichthyidae)
  • Trinectes maculatus (Achiridae)

Fishes – threatened & endangered:

  • Notropis chrosomus
  • Notropis cahabae
  • Etheostoma scotti
  • Etheostoma etowahae
  • Etheostoma nuchale
  • Percina aurolineata
  • Percina antesella
  • Cyprinella caerulea
  • Percina jenkinsi
  • Cottus paulus
  • Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi
  • Scaphirhynchus suttkusi

Fishes – species of concern:

  • Alosa alabamae
  • Cycleptus elongatus
  • Etheostoma ditrema
  • Etheostoma trisella
  • Percina copelandi
  • Warrior bridled darter
  • Polyodon spathula
  • Sander vitreus
  • Morone saxatilis (populations are
    currently maintained by hatchery stocking)

Aquatic plants:

  • Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) – introduced
  • Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae) – introduced
  • Najas guadelupensis (Hydrocharitaceae)
  • Vallisneria neotropicalis (Hydrocharitaceae)
  • Cabomba caroliniana (Cabombaceae)
  • Ceratophyllum demersum (Ceratophyllaceae)
  • Eleocharis baldwinii (Cyperaceae)
  • Myriophyllum aquaticum (Haloragaceae) – introduced
  • Myriophyllum heterophyllum (Haloragaceae)
  • Myriophyllum spicatum (Haloragaceae)
  • Utricularia foliosa (Lentibulariaceae)
  • Utricularia inflata (Lentibulariaceae)
  • Utricularia sp. (cf. biflora/gibba) (Lentibulariaceae)
  • Nuphar ulvacea (Nymphaeaceae)
  • Heteranthera dubia (Pontederiaceae)
  • Potamogeton crispus (Potamogetonaceae) – introduced
  • Potamogeton diversifolius (Potamogetonaceae)
  • Potamogeton nodosus (Potamogetonaceae)
  • Potamogeton pusillus (Potamogetonaceae)
  • Stuckenia pectinata (Potamogetonaceae)
  • Zannichellia palustris (Potamogetonaceae)
  • Sparganium americanum (Typhaceae)
Threats to ecology

Riparian zone

Trees near the aquatic habitat
Many - Platanus occidentails
Trees near the aquatic habitat

Comment by the expert

Ken Boormann: Again, more water chemistry parameters would be an asset in reproducing this habitat. The video was well presented and helpful in illustrating the intended environment.

Lawrence Kent: The description of the aquatic biotope was good, next time check water hardness, the video of the biotope is really fantastic, beautiful. Both the above and below water video of the spawning group of brightly colored shiners is absolutely wonderful!