Common name: Striped Jumprock
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Identification: Menhinick (1991); Page and Burr (1991). 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: 28 cm.
Native Range: Atlantic Slope from Santee River drainage, North Carolina, to Altamaha River drainage, Georgia; Gulf Slope in upper Chattahoochee River drainage, Georgia. Recently discovered in and possibly introduced to the extreme upper Pee Dee River drainage, North Carolina (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 rupiscartes are found here.
Table last updated 9/28/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown.
Status: Established in North Carolina.
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.
Hocutt, C. H., R. E. Jenkins, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1986. Zoogeography of the fishes of the central Appalachians and central Atlantic Coastal Plain. Pages 161--212 in C. H. Hocutt, and E. O. Wiley, editors. The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes. John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY.
Menhinick, E. F. 1991. The freshwater fishes of North Carolina. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. 227 pp.
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.
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.
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: 5/5/2010
Peer Review Date: 5/5/2010
Fuller, P., 2023, Moxostoma rupiscartes Jordan and Jenkins in Jordan, 1889: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=369, Revision Date: 5/5/2010, Peer Review Date: 5/5/2010, Access Date: 9/28/2023
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