he Highfin Carpsucker likes clean streams with clear water and rocky bottoms. Reproduction is unknown in Kansas. This fish feeds on microorganisms that settle on stream bottoms, including algae.
Only one Highfin Carpsucker has been known to be caught in the past 20 years and occurred in the Neosho River, Labette County. Much earlier, Highfin Carpsuckers were reported from the Kansas, Blue, Wakarusa, and Marais des Cygnes rivers. They are extremely rare in Kansas and are declining in several other parts of its range.