Moxostoma erythrurum (Rafinesque, 1818)
Golden redhorse
Moxostoma erythrurum
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  78 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,080.0 g; max. reported age: 11 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from New York in USA and Ontario in Canada to North Dakota and south to Alabama and Oklahoma in USA; isolated in southwestern Mississippi, USA; from Potomac River in Maryland to Roanoke River in North Carolina, USA; Mobile Bay drainage in USA.
Biology:  Occurs in mud-bottomed to rock-bottomed pools, runs and riffles of creeks and small to large rivers. Occasionally found in lakes (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on immature mayflies, caddisflies and midges (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 08.11.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.05.94

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