Robust redhorse

The Robust Redhorse , also known as the Smallfin Redhorse, is a redhorse that lives in the freshwater streams of the eastern United States.

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The Robust redhorse lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

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The Robust Redhorse (Moxostoma robustum), also known as the Smallfin Redhorse, is a redhorse that lives in the freshwater streams of the eastern United States. More

This female robust redhorse was captured from the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia on June 6, 2000. It weighed 10.58 pounds, measured 26.34 inches long and was released alive (Dr. Shelton 2000). Click on this image for a larger view. More

Eventually, a second population of robust redhorse was discovered in the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia. Historically, these fish inhabited medium to large rivers in the southeastern Atlantic slope, from the Pee Dee River system in North Carolina to the Altamaha River system in Georgia. More

Appendix I - Robust Redhorse Conservation Strategy Appendix II - Examples of Adaptive Management Appendix III - Enhancement of Survival Permit Table 1 - Funding Conservation Actions - I. More

rivers in the United States?" The robust redhorse was first discovered over a century ago. In 1869, famed naturalist Edward Cope observed a rotund, or robust, fish swimming in North Carolina's Yadkin River. More

That's because, until four years ago, the robust redhorse fish had been sighted in North Carolina only once since 1870. But four years ago, much to the surprise of fisheries biologists, the rare fish showed up in the Yadkin/Pee Dee River. This spring, biologists with the N.C. More

The re-discovery of the Robust Redhorse Sucker was an exciting event...but the Georgia Aquarium in conjunction with the state department of natural resources, wants to make that discovery meaningful for generations to come. More

recovery team has formed the Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee to coordinate efforts. An adult robust redhorse can grow to 30 inches and weigh 17 pounds. Adults feed only on mussels and clams (bi-valves) and may be an important host fish for some freshwater mussels. More

Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Photos and narrative description (UGA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit) - Go to Georgia Wildlife page More

Evans, who coordinates the robust redhorse project in Georgia for the state Department of Natural Resources, pumped bottle-green river water into the big fish tank Thursday, allowing the fish to become accustomed to the new water temperature. More

in 1870, the robust redhorse sucker was not correctly identified again until over 100 years later. It is now The only known populations of this species are in several rivers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. More

State DNR Stocks Robust Redhorse,'Fish Lost To Science,' In S.C. Waters - The Freshwater Fisheries Section of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources harvested, tagged and stocked robust redhorse recently in South Carolina waters. More

WHAT: Juvenile robust redhorse will be stocked in the Oconee River as part of the multi-agency Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee effort. WHERE: Boat Landing at Oconee River Bridge Crossing on Highway 57. More

efforts to reintroduce the robust redhorse to its native habitat have hit a snag, with the rare fish's offspring often dying. Officials had hoped to release thousands of fingerlings in northeastern Georgia as part of an ongoing project. More

Solving the Robust Redhorse Mystery More

Robust redhorse spawning on the Savannah River Looking for spawning fish Robust redhorse spawning on the Savannah River by hangglide Don't miss the interactive view. More photos from this event here. Handheld panorama. More

Common names

Pakaprovec maloploutvý in Czech (česky)
robust redhorse in English
smallfin redhorse in English
小鰭吸口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳍吸口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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