Fish ID?

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TXMulti-Species
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Fish ID?

Recently picked up these two guys and couldn't get a positive ID. The first is definitely some type of logperch, and the second some sort of sucker. I had to return my Texas fish species book to the library, so I lost a vital resource in identifying these critters. Any help is appreciated!

 

Logperch?

https://i.imgur.com/Wun9URn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KRcW4rq.jpg

 

Sucker?

https://i.imgur.com/nIUNSgP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ahwpYir.jpg

Susquehannock
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Second fish

The second one looks like a baby quillback.

Susquehannock

TXMulti-Species
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After a bit of searching, I

After a bit of searching, I believe the mystery sucker is a juvenile River Carpsucker. If it was a Quillback, it'd have more prominent "lips"

Dr Flathead
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Could very well be a juvenile

Could very well be a juvenile river carpsucker. Hard to be sure without seeing the mouth and if it has the pronounced bump on the lip.

TXMulti-Species
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Ah, I only wish I knew what

Ah, I only wish I knew what exactly to take pictures of to properly identify each fish. Maybe one of these days I'll know without even having to ask, but I don't imagine that to be anytime soon. For now, I'll just keep it as "unknown" until I catch another.

Dr Flathead
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The second appears to be a

The first fish appears to be a Logperch.  I see the "common" Logperch range extends well into Texas all the way to the Rio Grande.  Not sure if there are any other species of Logperch in your area.  But the "common" version is most widespread in the US.

uconn fishhead
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Bigscale Logperch?

Could be a common Logperch, but I'm leaning toward Bigscale Logperch.  Looks like one and their range is greater in Texas.  Of course, you should do some research on the Internet on which species actually exists in whatever river you took it in.

TXMulti-Species
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Definitely a bigscale! I got

Definitely a bigscale! I got that beauty from the Trinity River, and it seems to be the only Logperch species in the area. Thanks!