Highback chub

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Highback chub
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Hybopsis
Species: H. hypsinotus
Binomial name
Hybopsis hypsinotus
(Cope, 1870)
  • Ceratichthys hypsinotus Cope, 1870
  • Notropis hypsinotus (Cope, 1870)

Highback chub (Hybopsis hypsinotus) is a species of freshwater fish in the carp family (Cyprinidae).

Geographic distribution[edit]

This species can be found in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains above the Fall Line, as well as in portions of the Peedee and Santee river drainages in the Piedmont region. [1]


The highback chub is a freshwater fish of the United States. It can be found in clear to turbid water in creeks and small to medium rivers with sandy or rocky bottoms. It appears to spawn on the nests of the bluehead chub (Nocomis leptocephalus).[1]


  1. ^ a b c NatureServe (2013). "Hybopsis hypsinotus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T202118A18234425. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202118A18234425.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.