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

Bigmouth Buffalo Ictiobus cyprinellus

Family
Catostomidae (Suckers)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Insectivore
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 47 bioassessment sites, 2 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 35 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 84 distinct sites, or 6.8% of the 1237 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 51st most commonly collected species.

The Bigmouth Buffalo was collected in 56 bioassessment sampling sessions and 60 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 2 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 984 individual Bigmouth Buffalo specimens, ranking it the #62 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map