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Campostoma anomalum  (Rafinesque, 1820)

Central stoneroller
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Campostoma: Greek, kampe = curved + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  anomalum: Campostoma=curved mouth and anomalum=extraordinary (Ref. 79012).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?; 48°N - 26°N

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North America: widespread across most of eastern and central USA in Atlantic, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Hudson Bay basins from New York west to North Dakota and Wyoming and south to South Carolina and Texas, USA; Thames River system in Canada; from Galveston Bay in Texas to Rio Grande in Mexico.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 18.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit rocky riffles, runs, and pools of headwaters, creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Subadults and adults feed on detritus, filamentous algae, diatoms and occasionally on small aquatic insects; young on rotifers and microcrustacea (Ref. 10294).

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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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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