Animalia > Chordata > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Mylocheilus > Mylocheilus caurinus

Mylocheilus caurinus (Redmouth sucker; Peamouth chub; Peamouth; Northwest dace)

Synonyms: Clarkina caurina; Cyprinus caurinus; Mylocheilus fraterculus; Mylocheilus lateralis
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Wikipedia Abstract

Mylocheilus caurinus, the peamouth, is a species of cyprinid fish that is found in North America. It is the only species in its genus.
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Adult Length [1]  14 inches (36 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  34,841
Maximum Longevity [1]  13 years
Diet [2]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Female Maturity [1]  4 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve 153447 California, United States  
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve 293047 British Columbia, Canada  
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Redwood National Park II 77867 California, United States


Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[3]
Ptychocheilus oregonensis (Seatrout)[3]
Sander vitreus (Walleye)[3]


External References

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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
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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