Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner


Bitterling Image

artwork by Howard Friedman

Rhodeus sericeus

Bitterling was found in two low gradient streams, the Bronx and Sawmill Rivers, near New York City. It has not been seen since 1981. It was introduced from Europe in the early 1900s but now appears to be extirpated.

Fish atlas map for Bitterling.