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Erimyzon oblongus  (Mitchill, 1814)

Eastern creek chubsucker
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Catostomidae (Suckers) > Catostominae
Etymology: Erimyzon: Greek, eri = aumentative prefix, a lot + Greek, myzo = to suckle (Ref. 45335);  oblongus: oblongus, meaning oblong (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical; 44°N - 29°N

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North America: Maine to Altamaha River in Georgia, USA; Lake Ontario drainage in New York, USA; from Chattahoochee River in Alabama and Escambia River in Florida to San Jacinto River in Texas, USA; lower Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins from Michigan and Wisconsin to Gulf of Mexico in USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10294); common length : 19.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 6 years (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sand and gravel-bottomed pools of clear headwaters, creeks and small rivers, often near vegetation. Occasionally found in lakes (Ref. 5723). Feeds on microcrustacea, aquatic insects and some algae (Ref. 10294).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00785 - 0.02318), b=3.04 (2.88 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=6; Fec=29,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .