Shorthead redhorse

The shorthead redhorse, Moxostoma macrolepidotum, is a species of freshwater fish endemic to the northern United States east of the Rocky Mountains and adjacent regions of Canada. It is typically found in natural lakes and still regions in rivers. It has a red tail fin and red edging on the dorsal fin. This member of the sucker family also has a yellowish back and white belly

A bottom-feeder, it feeds on mollusks, microcrustaceans, insects, and plant material.


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