|Class: Fishes: 4
- 18 cm (4 - 7 in)
|Family: No Fish family
||Habitat: clear creeks,
Eastern USA, west to Minnesota and Texas
the central stoneroller lives in small streams in riffle areas (shallow
water where the flow is broken by the stones and gravel on the streambed).
It feeds at the bottom on tiny plants, insect larvae and mollusks.
In spring, the dorsal and anal fins of breeding males turn bright orange
and black, and tubercles develop on the upper half of the body. The male
makes a shallow nest in the gravel of the streambed, in which the female
lays her eggs.