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Chrosomus neogaeus  (Cope, 1867)

Finescale dace
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Chrosomus: Chrosomus meaning color (Ref. 1998).   More on author: Cope.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate, preferred ?; 62°N - 41°N

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North America: Atlantic, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and upper Mississippi, Missouri, and Peace-Mackenzie River drainages from New Brunswick to Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada; south to New York, Wisconsin and Wyoming in USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 6.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Chrosomus neogaeus can be distinguished by having the following characters: 63-92 scales on lateral line; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; large head; large terminal mouth extending under eye; rounded snout; dark brown to gray cape on back and upper side; body well specked with black; dark olive to gold stripe along side, light olive between cape and stripe; silver white below; usually a black caudal spot; clear to yellow fins; and red along side in large males (Ref. 86798).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lakes, ponds and sluggish pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers, usually over silt and near vegetation (Ref. 86798). Probably feeds on insects, crustaceans, and plankton (Ref. 1998). Spawning probably occurs in the spring (Ref. 1998). Commonly hybridizes with Chrosomus eos. The hybrids are always females and in some areas are more common than the parental species. Hybrids breed with males of the parental species and consequently can outnumber and even replace one of the parent species (Ref. 86798).

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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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [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):  2.6   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .