Common name: Redside Dace
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 12 cm.
Native Range: Upper Susquehanna drainage, New York and Pennsylvania; Great Lakes (except Lake Superior) and Mississippi River basins from New York and southern Ontario to Minnesota and south to West Virginia, northern Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa (Page and Burr 1991).
Hendricks et al. (1979) reported the collection of a single specimen of the Redside Dace Clinostomus elongatus in Bear Creek, a tributary of the Youghiogheny River (Monongahela River drainage) in Maryland. Although these authors noted that the species is native to the drainage, they stated that the Maryland specimen may represent a bait bucket introduction. One of several reasons given was that the site, Bear Creek, is a popular fishing stream stocked with trout. Lee et al. (1980 et seq.) apparently considered the Maryland site to represent part of the native range of C. elongatus.
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 Clinostomus elongatus are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Probable bait release.
Status: Reported in Maryland.
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.
Revision Date: 4/30/2018
Peer Review Date: 12/22/2000
Fuller, P., 2023, Clinostomus elongatus (Kirtland, 1840): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=510, Revision Date: 4/30/2018, Peer Review Date: 12/22/2000, Access Date: 3/20/2023
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