Sicklefin Redhorse
Moxostoma sp. cf. breviceps
About This Fish

The Sicklefin Redhorse has a restricted range in the Hiwassee and Little Tennessee river systems of the Tennessee River Drainage in North Carolina and Georgia. They live in rocky swift currents of large creeks to medium rivers. As the common name suggests, Sicklefin Redhorses have a highly curved dorsal fin is adapted for life in swift currents. Like other redhorses, Sicklefin Redhorses have large lips and a mouth that can extend downward for feeding on the substrate