Hybognathus placitus Girard, 1856
Plains minnow
Hybognathus placitus
photo by Thomas, C.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Missouri, Arkansas, Red, Brazos, and Colorado River drainages from Montana and North Dakota south to New Mexico and Texas, USA; Mississippi River from mouth of Missouri River to Tennessee, USA. Introduced in Pecos River in New Mexico, USA.
Biology:  Occurs usually in shallow sandy runs and pools of creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous, probably open substratum spawners like congeners (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 February 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.05.94

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