Semotilus corporalis (Mitchill, 1817)
Semotilus corporalis
photo by Victor, B.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 1,610.0 g; max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Hudson Bay, Lake Ontario, and Atlantic Slope drainages from Quebec and Ontario, Canada to James River drainage, Virginia, USA.
Diagnosis:  <>Semotilus corporalis can be distinguished by the possession of the following characters: large eye; large lateral scales (43-50); moderately compressed body; fairly long, rounded snout slightly overhanging large mouth; dorsal fin origin over or slightly behind pelvic-fin origin; 8 dorsal rays; 8 anal rays; adults have scales on backs and upper side darkly outlined; and young has black stripe along side, dark caudal spot. Olive to gold-brown above, dark stripe along back; bright silver side, sometimes with purple or blue sheen; black bar along back of gill cover. Breeding males have fairly large tubercles on head (Ref. 86798).
Biology:  Inhabits gravel- and rubble-bottomed pools and runs of small to medium rivers, and also lake margins (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.11.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.05.94

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