Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Luxilus: Latin, luxilus, derived from Lux = light, refered to a small silvery fish (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Jordan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 38°N - 34°N
North America: Atlantic Slope from Chowan River system in Virginia to Cape Fear River drainage in North Carolina, USA; upper New River drainage (Ohio River basin) in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)
Inhabits rocky pools near riffles in clear creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous (Ref. 205), probably nest spawners like congeners.
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
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