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: Cyprinella: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335); lutrensis: From the word lutra, meaning the otter (in reference to the type locality, Otter Creek, Arkansas (Ref. 10294).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20. Temperate; 15°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?; 44°N - 26°N
North America: Mississippi River basin from southern Wisconsin and eastern Indiana to South Dakota and Wyoming and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf drainages west of Mississippi River to Rio Grande in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, USA. Widely introduced elsewhere in USA. Also in northern Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 4.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 3672)
Inhabits silty, sandy, and rocky pools and runs, sometimes riffles, of creeks and small to medium rivers. Tolerates siltation and high turbidity (Ref. 5723). Feeds on terrestrial and aquatic insects, and algae (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00386 - 0.01712), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=3; Fec=684).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .