Description: Thick-bodied fish with a large, thin-lipped, oblique mouth that opens nearly straight forward. No barbels or heavy spines. Young primarily feed on plankton and bottom-dwelling invertebrates while older fish primarily consume small crawfish, snails, clams, and immature aquatic insects, and strain the water for zooplankton. Seldom caught by anglers.|
Type: Non-Game Fish
Range: Larger rivers in eastern Nebraska, particularly Central and Lower Platte drainages and adjacent sandpits.