Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chub (Leuciscus cephalus), a common English and European freshwater fish of the carp family. It is fairly abundant in the Thames, but rarely attains a weight of more than 5 lbs., and is little esteemed as a food-fish. The colour is brownish-green, paler on the sides, and white beneath; the tail and lower fins reddish. In America the name is given to the allied genus Ceratichthys, and to Leucosoma corporalis.