Chrosomus tennesseensis (Starnes & Jenkins, 1988)
Tennessee dace
No Picture Available

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Laviniinae
Max. size:  7.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: upper Tennessee River drainage (from lower Clinch River system in Tennessee, and Holston River system in Virginia to near Georgia border) in Virginia and Tennessee, USA.
Diagnosis:  Chrosomus tennesseensis is similar to C. oreas but can be distinguished by having smaller spots (smaller than eye pupil) on back and upper side, usually a thin black stripe present along side (above larger broken stripe), red on caudal fin and below stripe along side of large make, and 67-95 scales on lateral line (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Found in gravel-, sand-, and silt-bottomed pools of spring-fed headwaters (Ref. 5723, 10294, 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 03 November 2011 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17