Smallmouth buffalo have a deep stout body, gray or dark blue above, gray to olive sides, pale belly, dusky fins, large scales, forked tail, and a small mouth without barbels. They can be distinguished from common carp in lacking barbels around the mouth, and differ from grass carp and suckers in having a deep stout body rather than an elongate or cylindrical body.
Scientific Name: Ictiobus bubalus
Adult size: 15-44 inches
Distribution: Found in the Coosa and Tennessee River basins
Current State Record Information: No current state record
Image: Duane Raver/USFWS
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