Coosa Chub (Macrhybopsis etnieri)


As the common name suggests, Coosa Chubs are found in the Coosa River System, as well as the Tallapoosa and Cahaba river systems of the Mobile Basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. They live in shallow and fast flowing water over gravel in small to large upland rivers. Like other members of the genus Macrhybopsis, Coosa Chubs have a large rounded snout and barbels with taste buds at the corners of their mouth.