Common name: Bull Chub
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994). Maximum size: 32 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic Slope drainages from James River, Virginia, to Neuse River, North Carolina (Page and Burr 1991).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Nocomis raneyi are found here.
Table last updated 8/8/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown; probable bait bucket release.
Status: Established in North Carolina and Virginia.
Impact of Introduction: The spread of Bull Chub in the James drainage may be linked to the apparent disappearance of the closely-related river chub N. micropogon from much of the drainage during 1970s and 1980s (Jenkins and Burkhead 1994).
References: (click for full references)
Hocutt, C.H., R.E. Jenkins, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1986. Zoogeography of the fishes of the central Appalachians and central Atlantic coastal plain. Pages 161-212 in Hocutt, C.H., and E.O. Wiley, eds. The zoogeography of North American freshwater fishes. John Wiley and Sons. New York, NY.
Jenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater Fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Jenkins, R.E., E.A. Lachner, and F.J. Schwartz. 1972. Fishes of the central Appalachian drainages: their distribution and dispersal. Pages 43-117 in The distributional history of the biota of the Southern Appalachians -- Part III. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg, VA.
Menhinick, E.F. 1991. The Freshwater Fishes of North Carolina. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Revision Date: 12/5/2003
Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003
Nico, L., 2022, Nocomis raneyi Lachner and Jenkins, 1971: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=578, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Peer Review Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 8/8/2022
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