Clinostomus funduloides Girard, 1856
Rosyside dace
Clinostomus funduloides
photo by Crippen, C.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  11.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Atlantic Slope (mostly above Fall Line) from lower Delaware River drainage in Pennsylvania to Savannah River drainage in Georgia, USA; Ohio River basin in West Virginia and Ohio to northeast Mississippi, USA. Three subspecies were recognized: Clinostomus funduloides funduloides; Clinostomus funduloides estor; and undescribed subspecies.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 9-9. Clinostomus funduloides can be distinguished by the following characters: complete decurved lateral line with 43-57 lateral scales; anal fin with 9 rays; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; mouth large and oblique; snout long and pointed; caudal fin large and forked; small scales; dorsal fin origin behind pelvic fin origin. Compressed boy, olive above, dark stripe along back, dark-edged scales on upper side; green to yellow-gold stripe (brightest on large individuals) above dusky stripe along silver side; scattered dark blotches on side of large individuals; white, orange or red lower side; breeding male has dark blue above, bright brick red lower side. Similar to Clinostomus elongatus, Luxilus chrysocephalus and L. cornutus (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky flowing pools of headwaters, creeks and small rivers. Usually occurs in small clear streams (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 November 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.06.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.05.94

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