|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Leuciscidae||Cyprinella labrosa||(Cope)||1870||Thicklip Chub|
Unique Characters: Conical barbel at corner of mouth. Dark cross-hatching on back and sides. Small brown blotches on the sides. Usually pigment in posterior part of dorsal fin. Compressed but thick body, flattened below. Dorsal fin origin over pelvic fin origin. Restricted to the Yadkin, Catawba, and Broad basins.
All species of Cyprinella have dark pigment on the last 2-4 interradial membranes of the dorsal fin.
Santee Chub Cyprinella zanema. Long conical barbel in corner of mouth. Dorsal fin origin two scales behind pelvic origin. Dark crosshatching on back and sides. No blotches on the sides and a slender compressed body. Usually little to no pigment in dorsal fin. Restricted to the Catawba, and Broad basins.
“Thinlip” Chub Cyprinella sp. No blotches on the sides and a slender body. Dorsal fin origin is two scales behind pelvic fin origin. Usually little to no pigment in dorsal fin. Very similar in appearance to Santee Chub. In North Carolina found only in the Coastal Plain of the Lumber, Cape Fear, and Yadkin basins.