Fish Identification Guide

Hiodon tergisus
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: Mooneye differs in appearance from goldeye by having the front of the dorsal fin distinctly forward of the front of the anal fin, eyes relatively larger than in goldeye with a light shade of gold or silver ("full moon" color), and a belly keel that extends only from vent to pelvic fin bases. Its present population status is unknown in the state; report suspected captures to Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's River and Streams Program Manager.
Family: Mooneye
Type: Non-Game Fish
Range: Unknown. Suspect Missouri River only.

Source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at