Common name: Shorthead Redhorse
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994).
Size: 75 cm.
Native Range: Great Lakes--St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Alberta and south to northern Alabama and Oklahoma; Atlantic Slope drainages from Hudson River, New York to Santee River, South Carolina (Page and Burr 1991).
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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 macrolepidotum are found here.
Table last updated 10/4/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Status: Reported from Texas.
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)
Cross, F. B., R. L. Mayden, and J. D. Stewart. 1986. Fishes in the western Mississippi drainage. Pages 363--412 in
C. H. Hocutt, and E. O. Wiley, editors. The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes. John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY.
Jenkins, R. E., and N. M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
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.
Riggs, C. D., and G. A. Moore. 1963. A new record of Moxostoma macrolepidotum pisolabrum, and a range extension for Percina shumardi, in the Red River, Oklahoma and Texas. Copeia 1963(2):451--452.
Schmidt, R. E., Morse, R., and B. Weatherwax. 2007. First record of the central stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) in the Tidal Hudson River. Northeastern Naturalist 14(3): 492-494 pp.
Wetzel, M. J., K. S. Cummings, D. A. Carney, and P. A. Ceas. 1987. Survey of Embarras River mussels (Mollusca: Unionidae) and fishes at the FAS/BRS 705 (Illinois Route 49) bridge north of Ste. Marie, Jasper County Illinois. IDOT job number P-97-034-83 (83-00062-00-BR) (Final Report). 28 pp.
Revision Date: 6/3/1999
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Fuller, P., 2019, Moxostoma macrolepidotum (Lesueur, 1817): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=366, Revision Date: 6/3/1999, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 2/22/2019
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