River Chub (Nocomis micropogon)


The River Chub is found in the Ohio River Drainage, including the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages, as well as Great Lakes and Atlantic Coast drainages from Virginia to New York. As the common name suggests, River Chubs live in runs and pools of streams to medium rivers over rocky substrate. Like other members of the genus Nocomis, breeding male River Chubs build nests by moving gravel with their mouth one rock at a time. Other species of minnows will also lay their eggs over these nests.