Phenacobius crassilabrum Minckley & Craddock, 1962
Fatlips minnow
Phenacobius crassilabrum
photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  11.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: upper Tennessee River drainage from South Fork Holston River in Virginia to Little Tennessee River in Georgia; extreme upper Savannah River drainage in North Carolina, South Caroline and Georgia, USA.
Diagnosis:  Phenacobius crassilabrum is distinguished by having the following characters: lips as in sucker-mouth minnow, P. mirabilis; pelvic fins extending to or past anus; 56-68 scales on lateral line; 19-20 scales around caudal peduncle; dark olive above; dark stripe along back wider in front of dorsal fin; light green streak above black stripe along silver side; and 2 yellow spots on caudal fin base (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Inhabits gravel and rubble runs and riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294, 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 August 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.07.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.05.94

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