Common name: Central Stoneroller
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Identification: Becker (1983); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993). Three subspecies are recognized.
Size: 22 cm.
Native Range: Widespread across most of eastern and central United States in
Atlantic, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and Hudson Bay (Red River)
basins from New York west to North Dakota and Wyoming, and south to
South Carolina and Texas; present in Thames River system (Great Lakes
basin), Ontario; found in Gulf Slope drainages from Galveston Bay,
Texas, to Rio Grande, Mexico; isolated population in southwestern
Mississippi and eastern Louisiana. Generally absent on Piedmont and
Coastal Plain (Page and Burr 1991).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Campostoma anomalum are found here.
Table last updated 3/4/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown. Probable bait bucket releases.
Status: Established in New Mexico near Albuquerque (Sublette et al. 1990).
Reported from New York (Smith 1985), and North Carolina (Menhinick
1991), and Virginia (Jenkins and Burkhead 1994). Populations in the
Gila drainage and near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, apparently
extirpated (Sublette et al. 1990). The Connecticut population found in
the 1960s consisted of several age classes, but intensive sampling in
1987 and 1988 revealed that the species did not survive (Whitworth
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Etnier, D. A., and W. C. Starnes. 1993. The fishes of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN.
Jenkins, R. E., and N. M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of
North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series, volume
42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
Revision Date: 5/25/2000
Peer Review Date: 5/25/2000
Fuller, P., 2021, Campostoma anomalum (Rafinesque, 1820): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=506, Revision Date: 5/25/2000, Peer Review Date: 5/25/2000, Access Date: 3/4/2021
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