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Fish Species Description

Robust redhorse

Moxostoma robustum

(Cope, 1870)

robust redhorse Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names:

Status: State Endangered


robust redhorse Region Map


Current native populations are known only from the Lower Ocmulgee, Lower Oconee, and Middle Savannah Rivers. The Brier Creek record was a recovered pharyngeal arch from an archeological site. All records in other watersheds are from stocked individuals. Additional individuals escaped from a fish hatchery into a tributary of the Little River in the Upper Oconee River basin.

For information about spawning acoustics of large-bodied catostomids, click on this link.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Ocmulgee, Oconee, Ogeechee, and Savannah River Basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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DNR Species Profile

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