Chrosomus saylori (Skelton, 2001)
Laurel dace
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  North America: Upper Tennessee River system in U.S.A.
Diagnosis:  Chrosomus saylori resembles C. erythrogaster but differs from this species by having S-shaped gut (vs. double-looped) and black on underside of head in breeding males (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky pools of headwaters and creeks, usually along undercut banks or around large rocks (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 03 November 2011 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.11.04
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.06.14

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