Common name: Ozark Minnow
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Identification: Becker (1983); Robison and Buchanan (1988); Page and Burr (1991); Pflieger (1997). Another name is Dionda nubila.
Size: 9.3 cm.
Native Range: Disjunct populations in upper Red River system, northern Wisconsin; Mississippi River tributaries in southeastern Minnesota, eastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, and northern Illinois; Ozark Mountain drainages in southern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, northern Arkansas, and northeastern Oklahoma; and Boggy Creek system, Oklahoma (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 Notropis nubilus are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Possible bait bucket release (Miller and Robison 1973).
Status: Reported from Oklahoma.
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: 6/23/2004
Peer Review Date: 6/23/2004
Nico, L., 2023, Notropis nubilus (Forbes in Jordan, 1878): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=603, Revision Date: 6/23/2004, Peer Review Date: 6/23/2004, Access Date: 3/28/2023
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