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Fish Species Description

Harelip sucker

Moxostoma lacerum

(Jordan & Brayton, 1877)

harelip sucker Species Photo

Classification

Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:

Status: Extinct


Freshwater

harelip sucker Region Map

Notes:

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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