Hybopsis amblops (Rafinesque, 1820)
Bigeye chub
Hybopsis amblops
photo by Shattuck, Z.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Lake Erie drainage in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, USA; Ohio River basin from New York to eastern Illinois and south to Tennessee River drainage in Georgia and Alabama, USA; Ozarks of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, USA (absent in Missouri River drainage).
Biology:  Inhabits sandy or silty sand substrates in areas of little or moderate current in larger creeks and small to medium rivers. Feeds on midge larvae, large mayfly and stonely nymphs (Stenonema, Ephemera, Isoperla) (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 February 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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