Silver Redhorse


Other Common Names:

Silver mullet, silver sucker, white sucker, white nose redhorse, bay mullet, redfin mullet, longtailed sucker


Scientific Name:

Moxostoma anisurum




Feed on insects and small mollusks





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




Average length is 12 inches



Olive or slate-colored tailfin with pale silvery sides, somewhat darker above and bright silver below, has 14 or 15 soft rays in a short dorsal fin, can weigh up to 14 pounds


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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