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: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335); volucellus: volucellus, meaning winged or swift (Ref. 10294).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate, preferred ?; 55°N - 29°N
North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from Quebec in Canada and Vermont in the USA to Manitoba in Canada, and south to Gulf; from James River in Virginia to Neuse River in North Carolina, USA; from Mobile Bay in Georgia and Alabama to Nueces River in Texas, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 5.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits sandy pools of headwaters, creeks and small to large rivers. Also occurs in quiet areas of lakes (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on microcrustacea, midge larvae and pupae, and some terrestrial insects (Ref. 10294). Very similar to Notropis cahabae (Ref. 5723).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00393 - 0.01681), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .