Fish Species Description
Status: State Endangered
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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