Carpsucker & Quillback

Highfin, River, Quillback

Non-Game

River carpsucker illustration

River Carpsucker/Quillback
The river carpsucker has a silvery, deep, rather thick body, a long, sickle-shaped dorsal fin, and whitish lower fins. The center of the lower lip has a nipple-like projection.

Highfin Carpsucker
The highfin carpsucker is distinguished by the length of the first ray of its dorsal fin, which reaches to or beyond the back of the dorsal fin. The highfin carpsucker is also a more slender, but deeper-bodied fish.

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