Animalia > Chordata > Osteoglossiformes > Hiodontidae > Hiodon > Hiodon tergisus

Hiodon tergisus (Freshwater herring; Mooneye; Moon-eye; Notch-finned hiodon; River whitefish; Toothed herring)

Synonyms: Hiodon selenops; Hyodon tergisus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hiodon tergisus, the mooneye, is a freshwater fish that is widespread across eastern North America.
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Adult Length [1]  19 inches (47 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Litho-pelagophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  20,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years
Adult Weight [2]  1.10 lbs (499 g)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 6 months

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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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