Notropis buccatus (Cope, 1865)
Silverjaw minnow
Notropis buccatus
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9.8 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 3 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Atlantic coastal tributaries north of the Cumberland River from Missouri to Virginia and Maryland.
Biology:  Inhabit shallow sandy riffles and raceways of creeks and small to medium rivers (Ref. 3814, 10294). Young and adult feed mainly on entomostracans (cladocerans, copepods, and ostracods); with adults also consuming increasing numbers of midge larvae (chironomids) at night. Life span, 3-4 years; sexual maturity reached in the second or late in the first summer of its life. Two spawning peaks, older individuals in the mid-spring spawning and the preceding year's young during the July spawning (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.09.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.05.94

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