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Erimyzon oblongus (Creek chubsucker)

Synonyms: Cyprinus oblongus; Erimyzon oblongus oblongus; Erimyzon sucetta oblongus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The creek chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus) is a freshwater fish of the sucker family (Catostomidae). The creek chubsucker is one of three species in the genus Erimyzon from the Catostomidae family present in eastern North America, and is found primarily in one of two disjunct populations; either in the eastern Coastal Plain streams or in the mid-western streams east of the Central Plains. The creek chubsucker is typically found in vegetated rocky riffle areas, runs, and pools of clear freshwater. The creek chubsucker is small in size typically measuring less than 250mm and weighing slightly over one kilogram. There is generally no sexual dimorphism exhibited between males and females and lifespan is typically from five to seven years. However, dimorphism does exist between juveniles and adul
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Adult Length [1]  14 inches (36 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (gravel-sand)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  83,013
Maximum Longevity [1]  6 years
Diet [2]  Planktivore, Detritivore, Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years

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Parasitized by 
Glaridacris catostomi[3]
Neoechinorhynchus prolixoides[3]

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0