Pimephales vigilax (Baird & Girard, 1853)
Bullhead minnow
Pimephales vigilax
photo by Lyons, J.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Mississippi River basin from western Pennsylvania to Minnesota in USA, and south to Gulf; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay in Georgia and Alabama to Rio Grande in Texas and New Mexico, USA and Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in quiet pools and runs over sand, silt, or gravel, in small to large rivers. Most common in medium-sized rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on insect immatures (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 30.10.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.05.94

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