Greater redhorse

The greater redhorse is the largest fish in its genus, averaging around 46 cm and 2 kg and reaching a maximum size of 80 cm and 5.

The Greater redhorse lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Adult greater redhorse Moxostoma valenciennesi, were seined from the Grand River, Ontario, and artificially spawned in May 1997 and May 1998. Eggs hatched after 6-8 d at a mean temperature of 19 C. Eggs and larval development of 9-22-mm specimens are described. More

Mullet, Greater Redhorse, Redfin Redhorse and Redhorse Sucker. More

The greater redhorse, Moxostoma valenciennesi, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to states in the northcentral and northeastern United States as well as Ontario and Quebec in Canada. More

The New York distribution of the greater redhorse is limited to several tributaries of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. distribution Distribution of the greater redhorse in NY state. Dark dots represent where actual samples of greater redhorses were taken. More

There are no current collections of the greater redhorse in Iowa. Harlan et al. (1987) and Pitlo et al. (1995), however, both list the species as being in Pools 9 through 11 in the Mississippi River. More

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greater redhorse, Moxostoma valenciennesi, in the Grand River, Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist. 113: 497-502. Abstract - Reproductive ecology of the greater redhorse, Moxostoma valenciennesi, was studied in the middle reaches of the Grand River, Ontario from 1995 to 1998. More

The State-threatened Greater redhorse occurs at the bridge crossing and throughout the one mile reach of the Rock River. More

larval greater redhorse was compared to that of other syncopic Moxostoma species from previously published studies, including river redhorse (M. carinatum), black redhorse (M. duquesnei), golden redhorse (M. erythrurum), shorthead redhorse (M. macrolepidotum), copper redhorse (M. More

The greater redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi Jordan) was collected by Woolman (a single specimen) from the Maple River in 1892 (Robins and Raney 1957) (Fig A16). More

Common names

chevalier jaune in French (français)
greater redhorse in English
Pakaprovec Valenciennesuv in Czech (česky)
Stor hestefisk in Danish (dansk)
瓦氏吸口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
瓦氏吸口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Moxostoma
Species : Moxostoma valenciennesi
Authority : Jordan, 1885