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quillback

[kwil-bak] /ˈkwɪlˌbæk/
noun, plural quillbacks (especially collectively) quillback.
1.
a carpsucker, Carpiodes cyprinus, inhabiting waters in the central and eastern U.S., having one ray of the dorsal fin greatly elongated.
Also called quillback carpsucker.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; quill + back1
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  • quillback carpsucker was the only species that was sampled in riffles but not in pool or run habitats.

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