name = Buffalo

image_caption = Bigmouth buffalo, "Ictiobus cyprinellus"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Cypriniformes
subordo = Cobitoidea
familia = Catostomidae
genus = "Ictiobus"
genus_authority = Rafinesque, 1820
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Ictiobus" is a genus of freshwater fish known as buffalo fish. It is sometimes mistaken for carp because of its flat face and large, silver scales running along the body, though it lacks the whisker-like mouth appendages common to carp.

Buffalo fish live in most types of freshwater bodies where panfish are found, such as ponds, creeks, rivers, and lakes.

From a fishermen's point of view, however, the buffalo fish is not a popular game fish because it is difficult to catch. Yet, once on the line, it can put up a good fight.


* Smallmouth buffalo, "Ictiobus bubalus"
* Bigmouth buffalo, "Ictiobus cyprinellus"
* Fleshylip buffalo, "Ictiobus labiosus"
* Usumacinta buffalo, "Ictiobus meridionalis"
* Black buffalo, "Ictiobus niger"


* [http://www.museum.tulane.edu/ictiobin/intro.html Ictiobinae Research - Ictiobus]

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