Rivers and Streams Animals

Central Stoneroller
Central Stoneroller
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Larvae
Order: Cypriniformes: Carps
Size: 10 - 18 cm (4 - 7 in)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Campostoma anomalum Habitat: clear creeks, streams, rivers
Range: Eastern USA, west to Minnesota and Texas

Size of Central StonerollerTypically, 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.

Range of Central Stoneroller
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