Common name: Greater Jumprock
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Identification: Robins and Raney (1956); Page and Burr (1991); Mettee et al. (1996). The genus Moxostoma was revised by Smith (1992), and Scartomyzon, a subgenus of Moxostoma, was elevated to genus. However, Harris et al. 2002 suggest that Scartomyzon is not a distinct lineage and its species are within the Moxostoma lineage (Nelson et al., 2004).
Size: 44 cm.
Native Range: Apalachicola basin, Georgia and Alabama (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 Moxostoma lachneri are found here.
Table last updated 11/29/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Status: Collected in Georgia.
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)
Harris, P. M., R. L. Mayden, H. S. Espinosa-Perez and F. Garcia de Leon. 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Moxostoma
(Catostomidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b
sequence data. Journal of Fish Biology. 61(6): 1433-1452.
Nelson, J. S., E. J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Perez, L. T. Findley, C. R. Gilbert, R. N. Lea and J. D. Williams. 2004. Common and Scientific Names of Fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico, Sixth Edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 29. Bethesda, MD.
Smith, G. R. 1992. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Catostomidae
, freshwater fishes of North America and Asia. Pages 778-826 in R. L. Mayden, editor. Systematics, historical ecology, and North American freshwater fishes. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.
Revision Date: 10/8/2008
Peer Review Date: 10/8/2008
Fuller, P., 2022, Moxostoma lachneri Robins and Raney, 1956: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=368, Revision Date: 10/8/2008, Peer Review Date: 10/8/2008, Access Date: 11/30/2022
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