Smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus
Imbalus (Rafinesque)) are reportedly the most prevalent species of buffalo within the Missouri section of the Mississippi River (Pflieger, 1997).
Intensive polyculture of common carp, Cyprinus carpio L., silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Val.) and black buffalo, Ictiobus
Laboratory-based measurements of swimming performance and related metabolic rates of field-sampled Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus
bubalus): a study of seasonal changes.
(1-3) The first cases of Haff disease in the US were reported from Texas in 1984 following the consumption of cooked freshwater largemouth buffalo fish, Ictiobus
cyprinellus (Figure 1).
Hepatic hemossiderosis in bufallo fish (Ictiobus
elongatus included: Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula), Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus), Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus), Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum), Threadfin Shad (Dorosoma petenense), Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum), Blacktail Shiner (Cyprinella venusta), Whitetail Shiner (Cyprinella galacturus), River Carpsucker (Carpiodes carpio), Quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus), Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus
9:15 PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON HELMINTH PARASIRES OF GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT OF CAT FISH (ICTALURUSPUNCTATUS) AND BUFFALO FISH (ICTIOBUS
CYPRINELLUS) FROM LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
They were followed in abundance by blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) with 12% of total carcasses while both smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus
bubalus) and striped bass (Morone saxatilus) made up 10% of total carcasses observed during my research period.
punctatus Intestine Haplobothrium Amia calva, Ameiurus Intestine globuliforme nebulosus Marsipometra Polyodon spathula Intestine hastata Mesocestoides Procyon lotor Intestine variabilis Monobothrium Ictiobus
cyprinellus Intestine ingens Proteocephalus Micropterus salmoides Encysted in ambloplitis Viscera P.
(1) Species 1884 1937 Bullhead catfishes (Ictaluridae) Flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris X Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus X Brown bullhead, Ameiurus nebulosus X X Carp (Cyprinidae) Common carp, Cyprinius carpio carpio X X Ide, Leuciscus idus auratus X Goldfish, Carassius auratous X Tench, Tinca tinca X Suckers (Catostomidae) Buffalo, Ictiobus
Buffalo fish (Ictiobus
cyprinellus) is a bottom-feeding freshwater fish similar to carp.
In 1997, six cases of Haff disease were identified in the United States (four in California and two in Missouri) among persons who ate buffalo fish (Ictiobus
cyprinellus), a bottom-feeding species found mostly in the Mississippi River or its tributaries.