River Redhorse


Other Common Names:

Greater redhorse, redfin redhorse, pavement-toothed redhorse, big-jawed sucker, river mullet


Scientific Name:

Moxostoma carinatum



Feed on insects and small mollusks



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



Average is 12 inches



Back and upper sides olive-brown with golden reflections, scales dark-edged, remainder of sides golden yellow, belly white, tailfin is bright red


Photo & Text courtesy of:

Fish Profiles - Wisconsin DNR

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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