Cyprinella sp. “Thinlip” Chub

Cyprinella sp. "Thinlip" Chub
Cyprinella sp. “Thinlip” Chub – Lynches River
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
LeuciscidaeCyprinella sp. “Thinlip” Chub“Thinlip” Chub

Unique Characters: Long conical barbel in corner of mouth. Dorsal fin origin two scales behind pelvic origin. Dark crosshatching on back and sides. Slender, compressed body. Restricted to the lower Yadkin, Lumber, and Cape Fear basins.

Similar Species:

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

Thicklip Chub
Cyprinella labrosa

Cyprinella labrosa
Thicklip Chub – Cyprinella labrosa

Thicklip Chub Cyprinella labrosa. Darker cross-hatching on back and sides. Small brown blotches on the sides. Compressed thicker body, flattened below. Dorsal fin origin over pelvic origin. Usually pigment in posterior part of dorsal fin.

Santee Chub
Cyprinella zanema

Cyprinella zanema
Santee Chub – Cyprinella zanema – Second Broad River

Santee Chub Cyprinella zanema. Very similar in appearance to “Thinlip” Chub. In North Carolina endemic to Broad and Catawba basins while the “Thinlip” Chub is found only in the Coastal Plain of the Lumber, Cape Fear, and Yadkin basins.