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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Subfamily: Catostominae
Tribe: Moxostomatini
Genus: Moxostoma
Rafinesque, 1820
Type species
Catostomus anisurus
Rafinesque 1820

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Moxostoma, the redhorses or jumprocks, is a genus of North American ray-finned fish in the family Catostomidae. Redhorses are variable in size, geographic location, and other ecological traits such as spawning substrate.[1][2][3] Several redhorses are long-lived (lifespans greater than 20 years), much like many other catostomid species. The silver redhorse is the longest-lived redhorse known by nearly a decade, with ages exceeding 40 years.[1] Redhorses are broadly of conservation concern, as these long-lived species are highly intolerant to environmental pollution,[4] habitat fragmentation,[4] and are currently subject to unregulated 21st century sport bowfishing which is removing and wantonly wasting several of these species by the ton.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Lackmann, Alec R.; Bielak-Lackmann, Ewelina S.; Jacobson, Reed I.; Andrews, Allen H.; Butler, Malcolm G.; Clark, Mark E. (2023-08-30). "Harvest trends, growth and longevity, and population dynamics reveal traditional assumptions for redhorse (Moxostoma spp.) management in Minnesota are not supported". Environmental Biology of Fishes. doi:10.1007/s10641-023-01460-8. ISSN 1573-5133.
  2. ^ Reid, S. M. (June 2006). "Timing and Demographic Characteristics of Redhorse Spawning Runs in Three Great Lakes Basin Rivers". Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 21 (2): 249–258. doi:10.1080/02705060.2006.9664993. ISSN 0270-5060.
  3. ^ Reid, S. M. (April 2009). "Age, growth and mortality of black redhorse ( Moxostoma duquesnei ) and shorthead redhorse ( M. macrolepidotum ) in the Grand River, Ontario". Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 25 (2): 178–183. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2009.01214.x.
  4. ^ a b Jelks, Howard L.; Walsh, Stephen J.; Burkhead, Noel M.; Contreras-Balderas, Salvador; Diaz-Pardo, Edmundo; Hendrickson, Dean A.; Lyons, John; Mandrak, Nicholas E.; McCormick, Frank; Nelson, Joseph S.; Platania, Steven P.; Porter, Brady A.; Renaud, Claude B.; Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacobo; Taylor, Eric B. (August 2008). "Conservation Status of Imperiled North American Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes". Fisheries. 33 (8): 372–407. doi:10.1577/1548-8446-33.8.372. ISSN 0363-2415.