any of several freshwater suckers of the genus Carpiodes, as the quillback and the river carpsucker.

carp2 + sucker Unabridged
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It is also known as silver carp and often confused with the river carpsucker, a closely related species.
Quillback carpsucker was the only species that was sampled in riffles but not in pool or run habitats.
Among these are the channel catfish, flathead chub, and river carpsucker.
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