Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
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(Minnows) > Plagopterinae
Etymology: Semotilus: Greek, sema = banner (dorsal fin) + Greek, tilos = spotted; used by Rafinesque (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Jordan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 61°N - 38°N
North America: Gulf Slope from Ochlockonee River system in Georgia and Florida to Tombigbee River system in Alabama, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723)
Semotilus thoreauianus is distinguished from Semotilus atromaculatus by the following characters: larger lateral scales (45-52); wider, more diffuse stripe (darker on young) along side; stouter body; less distinct dorsal and caudal spots; and breeding males with orange to pink underside, yellow fins, usually 8 large hooked tubercles on head (Ref. 86798).
Inhabits sand- and gravel-bottomed pools of creeks and small rivers (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
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