Dionda episcopa Girard, 1856
Roundnose minnow
Dionda episcopa
photo by Sneegas, G.W.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.40000009536743 - 8.10000038146973; dH range: 7 - 20
Distribution:  North America: Rio Grande drainage above Devils River in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rocky pools, sometimes runs, of headwaters, creeks, and small rivers. Often occurs among filamentous algae (Ref. 86798). Feeds mainly on algae and other plants (Ref. 5723).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 November 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.05.94

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