Hybopsis hypsinotus

Hybopsis hypsinotus
Highback Chub – Hybopsis hypsinotus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeHybopsis hypsinotus(Cope)1870Highback Chub

Hybopsis hypsinotus

Unique Characters: Large dorsal fin on strongly arched back. Barbel usually present in corner of small and inferior mouth. Dorsal fin origin in front of pelvic fin origin. Restricted to the Yadkin, Catawba, and Broad basins, except for a recently introduced population in the New basin (Alleghany County). Young specimens may be confused with young Bluehead Chub, Nocomis leptocephalus.

Similar Species:

Greenhead Shiner
Notropis chlorocephalus

Bluehead Chub
Nocomis leptocephalus

Notropis chlorocephalus
Greenfin Shiner – Notropis chlorocephalus
Nocomis leptocephalus
Bluehead Chub – Nocomis leptocephalus

Greenhead Shiner Notropis chlorocephalus. No barbel. Dorsal fin origin is behind pelvic fin origin.

Bluehead Chub Nocomis leptocephalus. Eye small and mouth large; eye smaller than pper jaw.

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