Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Macrhybopsis: Greek, makros = great + Greek, ybos, -e, -on = rounded + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); storeriana: Named after an early North American naturalist and ichthyologist, David H. Storer (Ref. 10294).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 51°N - 30°N
North America: Lake Erie drainage; Red River drainage from Manitoba, Canada south to Minnesota, USA; Mississippi River basin in Pennsylvania and West Virginia west to Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and south to Gulf Coast; Gulf drainages from Mobile Bay drainage in Alabama to Lake Pontchartrain drainages in Louisiana, USA; isolated population in Brazos River in Texas, USA.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 13.2  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits sand-, silt-, and sometimes gravel-bottomed pools and backwaters of small to large rivers as well as lakes (Ref. 86798). Oviparous, open substratum spawners (Ref. 205, 10294, 52559).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00357 - 0.01612), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.54 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .