Black Redhorse


Other Common Names:

Black horse, black mullet, finescale mullet, finescale redhorse, white sucker, blue sucker


Scientific Name:

Moxostoma duquesnei



Feed on insects and small mollusks



Prefers clear rivers and medium-sized streams with gravelly riffles and permanent pools



Average is 10 inches



Body is long and slender. Back is dark olive green with sides golden to brassy and belly whitish. Caudal and dorsal fins are slate colored with lower fins orange to reddish orange. Scales without dark spots.


Photo Courtesy of

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History


Text Courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker

Fishes of Indiana published by Indiana Department of Conservation, Division of Fish and Game (1964)


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