|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Leuciscidae||Nocomis raneyi||Lachner & Jenkins||1971||Bull Chub|
Nocomis raneyi Bull Chub
Unique Characters: Very large, stout body. Conical barbel at corner of large, slightly subterminal mouth. Long snout; small eye high on head. Mouth narrow, shorter snout. Usually 60-200 tubercles on head that extend from the snout to well behind the eyes. Breast naked or weakly scaled. Anterior to dorsal fin with eight scales above lateral line to dorsum. Restricted to Roanoke, Tar, and Neuse basins.
River Chub Nocomis micropogon. Usually fewer than 60 tubercles on head that do not extend behind the eyes. Breeding male has pink-blue head with large hump. Not sympatric with Bull Chub.
Bigmouth Chub Nocomis platyrhynchus. Nearly identical to Bull Chub but the Bigmouth Chub has a larger mouth, breast is usually well scaled, and is endemic to the New basin.
Bluehead Chub Nocomis leptocephalus. Strongly whorled intestine and tubercles on the head behind the nostrils.
Creek Chub Semotilus atromaculatus. Has a small flap-like 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.