Common name: Silver Redhorse
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Native Range: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, and Mississippi River basins (Page and Burr 2011).
Puerto Rico &
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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 Moxostoma anisurum are found here.
Table last updated 5/25/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Ecology: This species is a benthic forager, consuming insect larvae, crustaceans, mollusks, algae, and detritus (Jenkins and Burkhead 1994).
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
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)
Jenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Page, L.M., and B.M. Burr. 2011. Peterson field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. 2nd edition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA.
Revision Date: 3/27/2014
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Neilson, M.E., 2019, Moxostoma anisurum (Rafinesque, 1820): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2912, Revision Date: 3/27/2014, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 1/21/2019
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