Common name: Sicklefin Chub
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Size: 11 cm.
Native Range: The native range of the Sicklefin Chub includes the Missouri River, from Montana to the mouth. It also includes the lower Kansas River in eastern Kansas,and the Mississippi River from the mouth of the Missouri River to the mouth of the Ohio River. The fish is also found in the Mississippi River in southern Mississippi and northern Louisiana. The Sicklefin Chub is thought to be common in the middle Missouri River but rare everywhere else (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 Macrhybopsis meeki are found here.
Table last updated 1/19/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: Macrhybopsis meeki inhabits large rivers. Fast moving waters with sand and gravel substrate are ideal (Page and Burr 1991).
References: (click for full references)
Page, L. M. and B. Burr. 1991. Freshwater Fishes. Peterson Field Guide Series. Houghton-Mifflin, New York, 432 pp.
Tilmant, J.T. 1999. Management of nonindigenous aquatic fish in the U.S. National Park System. National Park Service. 50 pp.
Revision Date: 5/8/2019
Peer Review Date: 2/24/2010
Sheehy, G.E., 2021, Macrhybopsis meeki (Jordan and Evermann, 1896): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2350, Revision Date: 5/8/2019, Peer Review Date: 2/24/2010, Access Date: 1/19/2021
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