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Fish Species Description

Black buffalo

Ictiobus niger

(Rafinesque, 1819)


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:



black buffalo Region Map


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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