Bigmouth Buffalo
Ictiobus cyprinellus
About This Fish

The Bigmouth Buffalo is found throughout the Mississippi River Drainage, including the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages, as well as in Hudson Bay and Great Lakes drainages. They live in pools and backwaters of small to large rivers, lakes, and impoundments. Like other species in the genus Ictiobus, Bigmouth Buffalo have a long, curved dorsal fin and a mouth on the underside of their head.