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Creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Semotilus
Rafinesque, 1820
Type species
Semotilus dorsalis
Rafinesque, 1820

Semotilus is the genus of creek chubs, ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. The term "creek chub" is sometimes used for individual species, particularly the common creek chub, S. atromaculatus. The creek chub species of minnows can grow from 6 to 10 inches and resemble the grass carp, they can be found in the United States and Canada in any small stream or creek. They hide under small rocks for protection, they have a small black spot on the dorsal fin for easy identification.



Members of genus Semotilus readily take all sorts of natural and artificial bait, they can grow quite large, Fallfish and Creek Chub especially, putting up a good fight on ultralight tackle.