Fish Identification Guide Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Shorthead Redhorse
Moxostoma macrolepidotum
Also known as: redhorse
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: A slender fish having a short, triangular-shaped dorsal fin, dark-edged scales giving the appearance of lines, and a lower lip with grooves and a nearly straight rear margin. All fins have definite red color. Bottom-feeder, primarily consuming immature aquatic insects. Rarely caught by anglers.
Family: Sucker
Type: Non-Game Fish
Range: Statewide


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