Highfin carpsucker

The Highfin carpsucker lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Alabama highfin carpsuckers have been observed in breeding condition during April through June. Spawning occurs over deep gravel riffles or runs. In Ohio, females produced from 41,600 to 62,300 eggs apiece. More

Characteristics: The highfin carpsucker is named for its elongate anterior dorsal fin rays, which when depressed are almost as long as the dorsal fin base. More

In Iowa, the highfin carpsucker is predominately found in large interior rivers and impoundments in the Mississippi River drainage basin (Harlan et al. 1987). More

Only one Highfin Carpsucker has been known to be caught in the past 20 years and occurred in the Neosho River, Labette County. Much earlier, Highfin Carpsuckers were reported from the Kansas, Blue, Wakarusa, and Marais des Cygnes rivers. More

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knob at the middle of the lower lip, while the highfin carpsucker has a small nipple at this location. Both carpsuckers may be distinguished from other Florida suckers by body shape. The carpsuckers have deep, slab-sided bodies, while our other suckers are more elongate or somewhat cylindrical in shape. More

The highfin carpsucker is found primarily in the large interior rivers and river impoundments. It is taken occasionally in fish collections from the Mississippi River, but it is quite rare in the Missouri River. More

* Carpiodes velifer - Highfin Carpsucker, Highfin carpsucker Updated: 2009-11-18 15:31:45 gmt Discover Life | Top © Designed by The Polistes Corporation More

Common names

highfin carpsucker in English
Højfinnet sugekarpe in Danish (dansk)
Purjeimukarppi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
карпиодес in Russian (русский язык)
帆鰭鯉亞口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
帆鳍鲤亚口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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