Cold Water Cyprinid For Id

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by Isidro, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Isidro

    IsidroNew MemberMember

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    In a thematic tank for Eastern North American fishes (Lepomis, Ameiurus, Perca flavescens). Unlabelled. Which species is it please? Thanks!

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    How long, and can you post a view of its mouth?
    I think possibly creek chub or creek chubsucker.
     
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    About the size of a full grown goldfish if I remember well. Of course no additional photos available - if I had I would have put them here! (and I will not travel again to United States for it :p ) Thanks for the suggestion, I will check :)
     
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    Chubsucker is a suckermouth, chub is not.
     
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    Oh, I tought they were two common names for the same species! well, from what I can see in the photo, looks like more a suckermouth than a normal mouth...
     
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    I think it's a Fathead Minnow.
     
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    Thanks, but I don't think so, the shape is a bit different.
     
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    It's almost certainly a Chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongus. The species occurs in creeks and lakes, and is named either Creek or Lake Chubsucker depending on where it was caught ! It is actually a Suckerfish of the Family Catostomidae.
     
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    Not a SW person at all, sorry.
     
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    I believe it's a creek chubsucker. The lake chubsuckers have a less visible lateral line.
     
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    But they're still the same species. Habitat can affect the appearance.
     
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