Hybognathus amarus (Girard, 1856)
Rio Grande silvery minnow
Hybognathus amarus
photo by Thomas, C.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Rio Grande drainage (including Pecos River) in Texas and New Mexico, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits pools and backwaters of low-gradient creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Oviparous, open substratum spawners (Ref. 205, 35784).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 03 December 2018 (B1ab(i,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 30.07.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.07.16
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 09.02.94

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