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Lepidomeda vittata  Cope, 1874

Little Colorado spinedace
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Lepidomeda: Greek, lepis, -idos = scale + Greek, meda = feminine genitals.   More on author: Cope.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 34°N - 32°N

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North America: upper Little Colorado River system in eastern Arizona, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 8. Anal fin with 8 rays; 89-105 (usually more than 90) scales on lateral line; pharyngeal teeth 1,4-4,1 or 2,4-4,2; rounded snout; large, terminal, fairly oblique mouth; and faint yellow-orange at paired fin bases in large male (Ref. 86798).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rocky and sandy runs and pools of creeks and small rivers (Ref. 86798).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00381 - 0.01658), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, 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):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=5,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .