Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

River Carpsucker Carpiodes carpio

Family
Catostomidae (Suckers)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Omnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 156 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 48 fisheries assessment sites, and 4 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 208 distinct sites, or 17.2% of the 1207 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 31st most commonly collected species.

The River Carpsucker was collected in 235 bioassessment sampling sessions and 54 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 4 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 4,003 individual River Carpsucker specimens, ranking it the #41 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map