About Buffalo Fish

Heavy bodied fish. They are typically a dark gray or bronze-gray, sometimes with a slight bluish overcast, and are usually darker than the smallmouth but lighter than the black buffalo. Head large and ovoid with a sharply oblique, terminal mouth (ending at tip of snout). No barbels or spines. Their eye is level with the tip of the upper jaw. Adult size: 12 to 38 inches.

Common Names

Bigmouth Buffalo, Brown Buffalo, Redmouth Buffalo, Bernard Buffalo, Roundhead, Buffalo Sucker, Gourd Head, Sucker

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