Month: May 2021

Hardhead Catfish

Hardhead Catfish

Hardhead Catfish A Marine Catfish The Hardhead Catfish (Ariopsis felis) is a marine catfish. Native to the northwest Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. One of the four species in the Ariopsis pool. Their name derives from the presence of a hard, bony plate extending rearwards from the eyes to the dorsal fin. Description of …

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River Carpsucker

River Carpsucker

River Carpsucker The River Carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) is a freshwater fish in the Catostomidae family. Native to North America in the inland United States and northern Mexico. Generally, lives about two to four year. However, may survive up to 10 years. Description of the River Carpsucker The River Carpsucker has a slightly arched back, with …

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Highfin Carpsucker

Highfin Carpsucker

Highfin Carpsucker The Highfin Carpsucker (Carpiodes velifer) is a freshwater fish in the Catostomidae family. Native to south eastern and mid-western United States. Generally, live for 12 years. Description of the Highfin Carpsucker A silvery fish with a deep, rather thick body and a prominent long, sickle shaped dorsal fin. Reaches lengths up to 20 …

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Quillback

Quillback

Quillback a Freshwater Omnivore The Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus) is a freshwater fish in the sucker family. Native to North America. Other names include Quillback Carpsucker. The Quillback gets its names from the first several fin rays of the dorsal fin that form a long quill. Description of the Quillback A large, deep bodied, ectothermic fish …

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Cui-ui

Cui-ui

Endangered Cui-ui of Nevada The Cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus) is a large freshwater sucker fish. Native to North America occurring in Pyramid Lake. Did occur in Winnemucca Lake in Nevada prior to the extreme drought. Description of the Cui-ui A large robust sucker with a long and broad body. Generally, the dorsal side is coarsely scaled …

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Bowfin

Bowfin

Bowfin the living fossil The Bowfin (Amia calva) is a bony fish belonging to the Holostei infraclass. Native to North America commonly found throughout the United States and southern Ontario. Other names include Mudfish, Mud Pike, Dogfish, Griddle, Grinnel, Choupique and Swamp Trout. A sole species of Amiiforme order dating back to the Jurassic and …

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Gar

Gar

Prehistoric Giants – Gar Gars form parks of the Lepisosteiformes which is an ancient holosteian order of ray-finned fish. While fossils from the Late Jurassic era have been found. The Lepisosteidae include seven living species of fish in two genera. Some species are native to North America, Central America, Cuba and the Caribbean. The Gar …

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Spotted Gar

Spotted Gar

Spotted Gar the Smallest North American Gar The Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) is a freshwater fish in the Lepisosteidae family, part of the Gar family. Native to North America. Description The Spotted Gar has an elongated slender body with many dark spots on its head, fins, and body. While their mouths have many needle-like teeth. …

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