Most fishermen are aware that our state is home to one of the most diverse and productive fisheries in the nation, but few anglers can name more than a small fraction of the 180 or so fish species swimming in Oklahoma waters. Some of these species are small and relatively ordinary looking, while others have strange body shapes, bizarre appendages or dazzling coloration. Anglers who hook one of these memorable fish can keep it. Wildlife Department biologists are collecting data on the distribution of these species and would appreciate a call or e-mail whenever a “weird fish” is caught. Here’s a brief introduction to some of the lesser known fish species occasionally caught by Oklahoma anglers. Perhaps you will hook one this year!