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Shorthead redhorse illustration

Shorthead Redhorse

Sucker Family: Suckers are native fish and as their name implies, have sucker-like mouths with large lips and no teeth. They are suited to feed on the bottom and serve as forage for other fish.

Shorthead Redhorse Identification

  • Larger scales than most other similar suckers
  • Silvery color and reddish or orange fins


This redhorse is generally found in rivers.

Few anglers fish for redhorse in North Dakota.