Erimystax dissimilis (Kirtland, 1840)
Streamline chub
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  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.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 November 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.05.94

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