Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Erimystax: Greek, eri = aumentative prefix, a lot + Greek, mystax = moustache (Ref. 45335); dissimilis: From the word dissimilis, meaning dissimilar (Ref. 10294).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 43°N - 31°N
North America: Ohio River basin from western New York to northern Indiana and south to northern Alabama, USA; single record from Lake Erie in Ohio.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798); common length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits riffles, runs, and current-swept pools over gravel and rubble in clear small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Feeds on periphyton and a wide variety of aquatic insect larvae, especially midges, mayflies, and caddisflies (Ref. 10294).
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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