Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Macrhybopsis: Greek, makros = great + Greek, ybos, -e, -on = rounded + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Gilbert.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
North America: Mississippi River basin from eastern Ohio to southern Minnesota and Nebraska south to Louisiana; Wolf River (Lake Michigan drainage) in Wisconsin; Gulf drainages from Mississippi River in Louisiana to Lavaca River in Texas, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86798)
soft rays: 7. Sides of the body light tan or silvery with numerous black pepper-like spots. Belly white. Fins clear. Shape of the body is fusiform with the ventral area somewhat dorso-ventrally flattened. Mouth inferior with any teeth, small, but conspicuous barbels at the corners of the mouth (Ref 53793).
Inhabits sand and gravel runs of small to large 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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .