Smallmouth Redhorse
Moxostoma breviceps
About This Fish

The Smallmouth Redhorse is found throughout the Ohio River Drainage from Alabama to New York, including the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages. They live in a variety of currents over rocky substrate in large streams to rivers. The scientific name breviceps refers to the smaller head on Smallmouth Redhorses than other redhorses. Like other redhorses, Smallmouth Redhorses have large lips and a mouth that can extend downward for feeding on the substrate.