Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
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(Minnows) > Pogonichthyinae
Etymology: Notropis: A misnomer given by Rafinesque to shriveled specimens, with the meaning of "back keel"; from Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335); chrosomus: chrosomus, colored body (Ref. 10294).
More on author: Jordan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 35°N - 32°N
North America: Coosa, Cahaba, Alabama and extreme upper Black Warrior River systems (all Mobile Bay drainage) in northwestern Georgia, Alabama and southeastern Tennessee, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits gravelly riffles and pools (sometimes sandy pools) of creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723); also found in springs, and small, clear streams (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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