River Carpsucker

Carpiodes carpio

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The river carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio) is a freshwater fish found in the eastern United States. This species has a slightly arched back and is somewhat stout and compressed. While the fins are usually opaque, in older fish they may be dark yellow. It is distributed along the Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to Montana. The river carpsucker, like other suckers, is a bottom feeder and obtains its nutrients from algae, microcrustaceans, and other various tiny planktonic...

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