Moxostoma erythrurum, Golden redhorse : gamefish

Moxostoma erythrurum (Rafinesque, 1818)

Golden redhorse
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Catostomidae (Suckers) > Catostominae
Etymology: Moxostoma: Greek, myxo = to suckle + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  erythrurum: From the words erythro, meaning red; and urum, tail (Ref. 10294).  More on author: Rafinesque.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; sötvatten bottenlevande.   Temperate; 47°N - 32°N

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North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from New York in USA and Ontario in Canada to North Dakota and south to Alabama and Oklahoma in USA; isolated in southwestern Mississippi, USA; from Potomac River in Maryland to Roanoke River in North Carolina, USA; Mobile Bay drainage in USA.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 78.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5723); common length : 28.8 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 12193); publicerad maxvikt: 4.1 kg (Ref. 40637); rapporterad maxålder: 11 år (Ref. 12193)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Occurs in mud-bottomed to rock-bottomed pools, runs and riffles of creeks and small to large rivers. Occasionally found in lakes (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on immature mayflies, caddisflies and midges (Ref. 10294).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 03 March 2012

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Sportfisk: ja
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00616 - 0.02140), b=2.98 (2.82 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 3.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .