Golden redhorse

A bottom-feeder, it feeds on microcrustaceans, aquatic insects, detritus, algae, and small mollusks.

The Golden redhorse lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The golden redhorse gets its name from the golden color on its sides. This is the most common and widely distributed of the seven species of redhorse found in Ohio. More

The golden redhorse, Moxostoma erythrurum, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to Ontario and Manitoba in Canada and the Midwestern, southern, and eastern United States. It lives in calm, often silty or sandy waters in streams, small to large rivers, and lakes. More

DISTRIBUTION: The golden redhorse has been collected in all river systems of Alabama’s Mobile basin, although its numbers diminish in the southern half of the state. Mettee et al. More

The Golden Redhorse, Moxostoma erythrurum, is a freshwater fish native to Ontario and Manitoba in Canada, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from New York to North Dakota and south to Alabama and Oklahoma. More

The golden redhorse is a bottom feeding species that inhabits small to large rivers and impoundments. It is normally found over mud to rock bottomed pools where it uses a protrusible mouth to suck up and filter the bottom sediment for invertebrates. More

The Golden redhorse is one of the more common redhorses. The metallic gold coloration of the scales is striking and easy to see in most specimens. These are smallish suckers, rarely reaching three pounds. The scales are solid golden in color, with no spots. More

Golden redhorse and greater redhorse were also observed at these sites as well as walleye, smallmouth bass, and common carp. From October 30 to November 1, the river was seined and an additional 54 black redhorse were anchor-tagged and PIT tagged. More

Golden 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 a solid gold color and feeds on insects and plant matter along the stream bottoms. More

The golden redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum Rafinesque) was not collected by early investigators in the Red River basin. The species was not listed by Cox (1897) or Surber (1920), but Phillips and Underhill (1971) reported its wide distribution in Minnesota. More

The golden redhorse inhabits both Aquatic Subregions of Iowa but is most abundant in small to moderate-sized streams in the Eastern Broadleaf Aquatic Subregion. More

Moxostoma erythrurum (Rafinesque), the golden redhorse, was not reported from the Red River basin until 1964, when four specimens were collected at three sites on the Wild Rice River in Minnesota by BMNH (1994) (Figure A14). More

Common names

golden redhorse in English
Gylden hestefisk in Danish (dansk)
Pakaprovec zlatý in Czech (česky)

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Moxostoma
Species : Moxostoma erythrurum
Authority : Rafinesque, 1818