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: Erimystax: Greek, eri = aumentative prefix, a lot + Greek, mystax = moustache (Ref. 45335); cahni: Named after A. R. Cahn, responsible for collecting the first specimens of this species (Ref. 10294).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 10294). Subtropical, preferred ?; 38°N - 34°N
North America: upper Tennessee River drainage (Holston, Clinch and Powell Rivers) in Tennessee and Virginia, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10294); common length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits gravel runs and riffles of medium-sized rivers (Ref. 5723, 86798). Feeds on small snails, and immature midges, caddisflies, and mayflies (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00306 - 0.01241), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .