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Carpiodes velifer  (Rafinesque, 1820)

Highfin carpsucker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Catostomidae (Suckers) > Ictiobinae
Etymology: Carpiodes: Greek, karpos = wrist, part of the skeleton which unites the hand to the fore arm (Ref. 45335);  velifer: velifer, meaning sail bearer (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 46°N - 31°N

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North America: Lake Michigan drainage and Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to Minnesota and South Dakota and south to Louisiana, USA; Atlantic Slope in Cape Fear and Santee River drainages in North Carolina, USA; Gulf Slope drainages from Choctawhatchee River to Pearl River in USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 26.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in pools and backwaters of creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 3814, 10294).

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Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: public aquariums
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00584 - 0.01711), b=3.01 (2.85 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (58 of 100) .