Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Cyprinella: Latin, cyprinus = carp (Ref. 45335); whipplei: Named after Captain A. W. Whipple, who collected the type specimens (Ref. 10294).
More on author: Girard.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 41°N - 33°N
North America: Mississippi River basin from Ohio and West Virginia to Missouri and eastern Oklahoma, and south to northern Alabama and northern Louisiana; Black Warrior River system (Mobile Bay drainage) in Alabama, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 3.00 years (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits rocky and sandy runs, less often pools, of creeks and small to medium rivers. Common near riffles (Ref. 5723, 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
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