Common name: Alabama Hog Sucker
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Metee et al. (1996).
Size: 23 cm.
Native Range: Chattahoochee River and Mobile Bay drainages in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and southeastern Tennessee (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 Hypentelium etowanum are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: "Inadvertent" (Etnier and Starnes 1993).
Status: Established in Tennessee.
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.
Mettee, M. F., P. E. O'Neil, and J. M. Pierson. 1996. Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin. Oxmoor House, Inc. Birmingham, AL. 820 pp.
Page, 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.
Starnes, W. C. and D. A. Etnier. 1986. Drainage evolution and fish biogeography of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers drainage realm. Pages 325-362 in C. H. Hocutt, and E. O. Wiley, editors. The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes. John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY.
Revision Date: 4/27/2000
Peer Review Date: 4/27/2000
Fuller, P., 2023, Hypentelium etowanum (Jordan, 1877): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=359, Revision Date: 4/27/2000, Peer Review Date: 4/27/2000, Access Date: 3/20/2023
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