Hybognathus hayi Jordan, 1885
Cypress minnow
photo by Love, J.W.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Pogonichthyinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Ohio and Mississippi River basins from southwestern Indiana and southern Illinois to Louisiana, USA; Gulf Slope drainages from Escambia River in Florida and Alabama, to Sabine River in Texas, USA.
Biology:  Occurs usually over mud and near detritus in swamps, oxbows, and backwater and pools of sluggish streams (Ref. 86798). Oviparous (Ref. 205), probably open substratum spawners like congeners.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 February 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.16
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.05.94

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