The black redhorse is a small, torpedo-shaped redhorse that is very similar to the golden redhorse. It is found throughout the central part of the upper Mississippi basin, the southern Great Lakes basin. It occurs in clean, swift flowing creeks and rivers with bottoms of gravel, rock, or sand - usually where the water is clear and clean. The Black Redhorse has a low tolerance for pollution, siltation, or turbidity, and also suffers whenever stream connectivity is impaired.
Other Names: Dusky Redhorse*, Slender Redhorse, Blackhorse, Black Mullet, Finescale Mullet, Finescale Redhorse
*This is the new proposed common name for this species, not yet commonly is use