Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-193

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-193Buffalofishes neiThis category includes species in the genus Ictiobus of family Catostomidae (Suckers).

From FAO FishStat, all capture of “Buffalofishes nei” in 1999-2007 was from North American inland waters. From, there are 5 species in this genus and all are distributed in North America. Of those that are of commercial or subsistence interest to fisheries, the smallest and largest are as follows:

Black buffalo (Ictiobus niger). Max size: 123 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 28.7 kg.
Smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus). Max size: 112 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 37.3 kg.