Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Campostoma: Greek, kampe = curved + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335); anomalum: Campostoma=curved mouth and anomalum=extraordinary (Ref. 79012).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?; 48°N - 26°N
North America: widespread across most of eastern and central USA in Atlantic, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Hudson Bay basins from New York west to North Dakota and Wyoming and south to South Carolina and Texas, USA; Thames River system in Canada; from Galveston Bay in Texas to Rio Grande in Mexico.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 18.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)
Inhabit rocky riffles, runs, and pools of headwaters, creeks and small to large rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Subadults and adults feed on detritus, filamentous algae, diatoms and occasionally on small aquatic insects; young on rotifers and microcrustacea (Ref. 10294).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=623).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .