Common name: Rosyside Dace
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); three subspecies recognized.
Size: 11 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic Slope (mostly above the Fall Line) from lower Delaware River drainage, Pennsylvania, to Savannah River drainage, Georgia; Ohio River basin, West Virginia, Virginia, southern Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi. Absent in Ohio River basin between central Ohio and Cumberland River (including most of Kentucky) (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 Clinostomus funduloides are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Status: Established, possibly introduced, in extreme western part of Virginia. Collected in Connecticut, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Ohio.
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)
Powers, S.L. and P.A. Ceas. 2000. Ichthyofauna and biogeography of Russell Fork (Big Sandy River - Ohio River). Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 41:1-12.
Pam Fuller, and Matt Neilson
Revision Date: 5/6/2019
Peer Review Date: 3/27/2014
Pam Fuller, and Matt Neilson, 2023, Clinostomus funduloides Girard, 1856: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=511, Revision Date: 5/6/2019, Peer Review Date: 3/27/2014, Access Date: 3/27/2023
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