River redhorse

A bottom-feeder, it feeds on mussels, snails, crustaceans and immature aquatic insects.

The River redhorse lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The river redhorse, Moxostoma carinatum, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. Their weight ranges from 2-10 lbs. More

Florida Range: In Florida the river redhorse is known only from the Escambia River at the western end of the Panhandle. Overall distribution: In Gulf Coast rivers this species ranges eastward from southeastern Louisiana to northwestern Florida. More

HABITAT AND BIOLOGY: River redhorses occur in medium-sized and large streams having moderate to swift currents over sand, gravel, and cobble substrates. More

Features: The River Redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum) is a thick-bodied sucker with a large, flat-topped head and a prominent snout. More

The river redhorse, on the other hand, usually has bright red caudal and anal fins, lower lips that meet at an obtuse angle; and a dorsal fin that contains 12 or 13 rays. More

River redhorses are found in the eastern third of the state and inhabit areas with clear, flowing water such as rivers and streams. The fish is brown to gold in color and feeds on mollusks, insects and plant matter along the stream bottoms. More

The River Redhorse inhabits pools and deep, flowing waters which are clear and unpolluted. They usually spawn in May on gravel shoals. Shallow nests are prepared, and the eggs are covered with gravel after being released and fertilized. More

The river redhorse is rare in Iowa and at one point thought to be on the verge of extirpation. Pre-1900 survey collections found this redhorse in Des Moines, Floyd and Raccoon Rivers in the central part of the state. More

River redhorse; Shorthead redhorse; Blacktail redhorse; Smallfin redhorse; Greater redhorse; Gray redhorse; Black redhorse; Golden redhorse; Silver redhorse; River darter; River cooter; River dolphin; River hatchetfish; River hippo; River hippopotamus; River lamprey; River otter; River terrapin; River turtle; River prinia; River hog; More

The River Redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum) is a large sucker in the family Catostomidae. Its common names include Big-sawed Sucker, River Mullet, Greater Redhorse, Redfin Redhorse and Redhorse Sucker. More

River RedhorseThe River Redhorse is the second largest of the redhorses. A large, powerful fish, the river redhorse has a bright red tail and a olive-bronze body with large scales. The mouth is large and fleshy. More

new state fishing record for the river redhorse has been established by a Gatlinburg man while fishing on the Middle Prong of the Pigeon River in Sevier County. David H. More

shorthead redhorse, and 5 river redhorse were sampled. Based on comparisons with electrofishing catch rates from 1997, greater and river redhorse abundance increased, while silver and shorthead redhorse abundance decreased. More

The river redhorse is one of the largest redhorses reaching lengths of 76 cm and weights over 10 lbs. Their fins are bright red in living adults. It has 12 scale rows around the caudal peduncle and usually 42 to 45 lateral line scales. More

Common names

chevalier de rivière in French (français)
Flod-hestefisk in Danish (dansk)
Pakaprovec říční in Czech (česky)
river redhorse in English
河川吸口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
河川吸口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Moxostoma
Species : Moxostoma carinatum
Authority : Cope, 1870