Blacktail Redhorse (Moxostoma poecilurum)


The Blacktail Redhorse is found in the Mississippi River from Louisiana to Tennessee, as well as Gulf Coast drainages from Texas to Florida, including the Mobile Basin. They live over a variety of substrates in creeks to rivers and reservoirs. As the common name suggests, Blacktail Redhorses have a black stripe on the lower part of their tail. Like other redhorses, Blacktail Redhorses have large lips and a mouth that can extend downward for feeding on the substrate.