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Fish Species Description

Black buffalo

Ictiobus niger

(Rafinesque, 1819)

Classification

Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:

Status:


Freshwater

black buffalo Region Map

Notes:

Black buffalo is assumed to be introduced to the Savannah and Chattahoochee River basins.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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