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: Rhinichthys: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Agassiz.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 2 - 5 m (Ref. 54726). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 54729)
North America: primarily in upper Mississippi and Ohio drainages, U.S.A and Manitoba, Canada.
Inhabit cool streams. Feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 54729). Survives well in aquarium conditions and the pink lateral band of mature males make them attractive for native fish aquaria (Ref. 54726).
Nelson, J.S., E.J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea and J.D. Williams, 2004. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 29, Bethesda, Maryland. ix, 386 p. + 1 CD.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00401 - 0.02074), b=3.08 (2.88 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .