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Acrocheilus alutaceus  Agassiz & Pickering, 1855

Chiselmouth
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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: Acrocheilus: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, cheilos =lip (Ref. 45335);  alutaceus: The specific name is derived from alutaceus (leathery) (Ref. 1998).   More on author: Agassiz.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 55°N - 41°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 17.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

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North America: Fraser and Columbia River drainages in British Columbia in Canada, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada, USA; Harney River basin in Oregon, USA.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits flowing pools and runs over sand and gravel in creeks and small to medium rivers; also in margins of lakes. Adults feed mainly on diatoms, also on filamentous algae; young feed on surface insects (Ref. 1998).

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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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00427 - 0.02571), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.4   ±0.21 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=3-4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.