Hybognathus argyritis Girard, 1856
Western silvery minnow
Hybognathus argyritis
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Missouri River basin in Alberta, Canada and Montana to Missouri, Mississippi River from mouth of Missouri River to mouth of Ohio River, USA; South Saskatchewan River (Hudson Bay) in extreme southern Alberta, Canada.
Biology:  Inhabits sluggish pools and backwaters, usually over mud or sand, of small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous, open substratum spawners (Ref. 205, 52559).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 14 February 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.05.94

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