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Creek Chub Semotilus atromaculatus


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Creek Chub
credit: Brian Gratwicke/CCSA

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Family: Cyprinidae, Carps and Minnows view all from this family

Description Semotilus is the genus of creek chubs, ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. The term "creek chub" is sometimes used for individual species, particularly the Common Creek Chub, S. atromaculatus. The Creek Chub are a species of minnows that can grow from 6 to 10 inches and resemble the Grass Carp. They can be found in the United States in any small stream or creek. They like to hide under small rocks for protection.

Dimensions Up to 12" (30 cm); 3/4 lb (300 g).

Habitat Rivers & streams, Lakes & ponds.

Range Plains, Great Lakes, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Eastern Canada, Western Canada.