Carpiodes sp. “Carolina” Quillback

Carpiodes cyrprinus
“Carolina” Quillback-Carpsucker—Carpiodes cyrprinus

Carpiodes sp. “Carolina” Quillback

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CatostomidaeCarpiodes sp. “Carolina” Quillback“Carolina” Quillback

Unique Characters: Subopercle asymmetrical (triangular). Lower lip with no small fleshy knob at tip. Tip of lower lip well in advance of anterior nostril. Restricted Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin basins.

Carpiodes sp. “Atlantic” Highfin Carpsucker and Carpiodes sp. “Carolina” Quillback – Lower Lips

Similar Species:

Ictiobus species

Carpiodes sp. “Atlantic” Highfin Carpsucker

Ictiobus niger
Black Buffalo – Ictiobus niger – head
Carpiodes sp.
Atlantic Highfin Carpucker – Carpiodes sp.

Ictiobus species. Subopercle symmetrical (rounded).

Carpiodes sp. “Atlantic” Highfin Carpsucker. Subopercle asymmetrical (triangular). Lower lip with small fleshy knob at tip. Tip of lower lip not well in advance of anterior nostril. Body deep. Adult snout blunt and rounded. Tubercles large, larger on snout and dorsum of head than on opercles; tubercles present on most body scales.

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