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Notropis melanostomus  Bortone, 1989

Blackmouth shiner
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335);  melanostomus: melanostomus is a latinization of the Greek melan, an adjective meaning black, a noun meaning mouth. The combined form is to be treated as a noun in apposition to the generic name.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 31°N - 30°N

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North America: Blackwater-Yellow River system (Pensacola Bay drainage) in Florida, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in backwaters and quiet pools of creeks and small rivers. Usually found over mud near vegetation.

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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