Hybognathus nuchalis Agassiz, 1855
Mississippi silvery minnow
Hybognathus nuchalis
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 2 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: lowland areas of Mississippi River basin from Ohio to Minnesota and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf drainages from Mobile Bay in Alabama to Brazos River in Texas, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in pools and backwaters of low-gradient creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous, probably open substratum spawners like congeners (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 February 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.05.94

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