Animalia > Chordata > Cypriniformes > Catostomidae > Moxostoma > Moxostoma anisurum

Moxostoma anisurum (White nosed sucker; White nosed mullet; White nose redhorse; Silver redhorse; Silver mullet)

Synonyms: Catostomus anisurus; Ptychostomus thalassinus; Ptychostomus velatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The silver redhorse (Moxostoma anisurum) is a species of freshwater fish endemic to Canada from Quebec to Alberta and in the United States in the Mississippi River, St. Lawrence River, Ohio River, and the Great Lakes basins.
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Adult Length [1]  29 inches (74 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  36,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Adult Weight [2]  13.096 lbs (5.94 kg)
Diet [3]  Omnivore, Detritivore
Female Maturity [1]  6 years

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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.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Myers, 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
4Gibson, 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 (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0