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Fish Species Description

Harelip sucker

Moxostoma lacerum

(Jordan & Brayton, 1877)

harelip sucker Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:

Status: Extinct


harelip sucker Region Map


This species is considered globally extinct. The type locality is near Ringgold, Georgia, but the species once ranged widely throughout the central and southern United States.

Lips of a preserved Harelip sucker
An image of the lips of a preserved harelip sucker.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurred in the Tennessee River Basin.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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