|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Leuciscidae||Nocomis platyrhynchus||Lachner & Jenkins||1971||Bigmouth Chub|
Unique Characters: Large, stout body. Conical barbel at corner of large, slightly subterminal mouth. Long snout; small eye high on head. Usually 60-200 tubercles on head that extend from the snout to well behind the eyes; tubercles on snout and below nostril. Wide mouth. Breast usually well scaled. Breeding male has pink-blue head with a hump. Restricted to the New basin.
River Chub Nocomis micropogon. Usually fewer than 60 tubercles on head and do not extend behind the eyes. Breeding male has pink-blue head with large hump.
Bull Chub Nocomis raneyi. Nearly identical to Bigmouth Chub but the Bull Chub also has a smaller mouth and is restricted to the Roanoke, Tar, and Neuse basins, whereas the Bigmouth Chub is endemic to the New basin.
Strongly whorled intestine and tubercles on the head behind the nostrils.
Creek Chub Semotilus atromaculatus. Has a small flap-like triangular barbel in the groove near the corner of the mouth and a well-defined black spot at the base of the dorsal fin. Dorsal fin origin is behind pelvic fin origin.