Cyprinella labrosa

Cyprinella labrosa
Thicklip Chub – Cyprinella labrosa – Yadkin
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeCyprinella labrosa(Cope)1870Thicklip Chub

Cyprinella labrosa

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.

Similar Species:

All species of Cyprinella have dark pigment on the last 2-4 interradial membranes of the dorsal fin.

Santee Chub
Cyprinella zanema

Cyprinella zanema
Santee Chub – Cyprinella zanema

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.

Cyprinella sp. cf. zanema
“Thinlip” Chub – Cyprinella sp.

“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.

Gallery

Cyprinella labrosa
Thicklip Chub – Cyprinella labrosa _ Broad – SC