River carpsucker

The River carpsucker lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Characteristics: The river carpsucker is the largest carpsucker species in Alabama. Older adults have a high arch on the back between the head and dorsal fin origin; on smaller individuals, this arch is absent. More

The river carpsucker is the most abundant and widespread of the carpsuckers in Iowa. More

Schooling of river carpsuckers and a population estimate. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 98(3):520-523. Bonner, T.H., C. Thomas, C.S. Williams, and J.P. Karges. 2005. Temporal assessment of a west Texas stream fish assemblage. The Southwestern Naturalist 50(1):74-106. Brezner, J. 1958. More

quillback, along with the river carpsucker, comprise the majority of fish biomass. However, in small streams that have quillback populations, their abundance is rare (Harlan et al. 1987). More

Also the River Carpsucker will have a nipple like bump in the "v" of its lower lip. The Quills no not have this bump whatsoever. More

river carpsucker was similar to that of channel catfish (Fig. More

Age and Growth of the River Carpsucker, Carpiodes carpio, in the Missouri River Authors Larry A. More

Common names

Flodsugekarpe in Danish (dansk)
Fluß-Karpfensauger in German (Deutsch)
Karpiodes in Russian (русский язык)
matalote chato in Spanish (español)
river carpsucker in English
鯉亞口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
鲤亚口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Carpiodes
Species : Carpiodes carpio
Authority : Rafinesque, 1820