Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 35°N - 30°N
North America: lower Colorado River drainage (primarily Gila and Bill William River systems) in New Mexico and Arizona, USA and south through southern Arizona and Pacific drainages of Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)
soft rays: 7. Agosia chrysogaster can be distinguished by its elongated lower lobe on anal fin in large female, 70-95 small lateral scales, small barbell at corner of mouth, long coiled intestine, black peritoneum, rounded snout, slightly subterminal mouth, dorsal fin origin above or slightly in front of pelvic fin origin, 7 anal rays, pharyngeal teeth 0,4-4.0. Color consists of dark gray above, dusky black band along silver side enlarged into black spot at caudal fin base, often gold flecks on side. Large male is light yellow below, with yellow paired fin bases, large dorsal fin (Ref. 86798).
Inhabits shallow sandy and rocky runs, flowing pools of creeks and small to medium rivers. Often occurs near cover (Ref. 86798).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00376 - 0.01926), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).