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Luxilus cornutus (Common shiner)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The common shiner (Luxilus cornutus) is a freshwater fish of the Cyprinidae family, found in North America. It ranges in length between 4 and 6 inches, although they can reach lengths of up to 8 inches.
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Adult Length [1]  7 inches (18 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  Hidden
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (gravel-sand)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  1,950
Maximum Longevity [1]  4 years
Diet [2]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Female Maturity [1]  2 years

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Prey / Diet


Mergus merganser (Common Merganser)[3]
Salvelinus fontinalis (charr)[3]
Sorex palustris (water shrew)[4]


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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.
4Sorex palustris, John T. Beneski, Jr. and Derek W. Stinson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 296, pp. 1-6 (1987)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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