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Fish Species Description

Smallmouth buffalo

Ictiobus bubalus

(Rafinesque, 1818)

smallmouth buffalo Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:



smallmouth buffalo Region Map


The smallmouth buffalo has also been collected in the Chickamauga Creek system in Tennessee.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Coosa River basin.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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